Good Food Is Good Medicine

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Grilled chicken with roasted veggie potato corn cake, fondue and green beans

This delicious meal is perfect to cook up on those cooler days. You can serve these dishes altogether or make each piece separately to go with other dishes.

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Health Tips

5 immune boosters to help keep you healthy amid COVID-19 outbreak

Now more than ever, it's important for your immune system to stay in tip-top shape during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the best ways to stay healthy is by maintaining a nutritious diet.

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Entrée Recipes

Summer squash and corn medley

Cook up this colorful dish to enjoy on a warm summer evening.

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Farm-to-Fork

UC Davis Health chef, hospital food take center stage at Sacramento's Tower Bridge Dinner

UC Davis Health's Executive Chef Santana Diaz will be leading a team of culinary masterminds for Sacramento's annual Tower Bridge Dinner. See how they're doing it.

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Health Tips

COVID-19 nutrition: 4 tips to keep your immune system in top shape

Eating healthy and staying hydrated can help your immune system stay strong and avoid infectious diseases like COVID-19. Here are four nutrition tips to keep your body healthy.

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Snack Recipes

Two delicious recipes to use 'ugly' but still good avocados

Do you have a few less-than-appetizing but still good avocados hanging around? Check out these two recipes that are great uses for those slightly brown avocados.

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Health Tips

Food allergies in children: Pediatric guidelines, diagnosis and more

Food allergies are a fairly common concern for parents with young children. But how common are food allergies? UC Davis Health pediatricians explain the difference between food allergies and food intolerance.

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Farm-to-Fork

'Farm-to-hospital' supports local growers while improving health

A project to promote buying local produce got a big boost as it continues to increase financial support for farmers while providing healthy and fresh meals to hospital patients, employees and visitors.

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Health Tips

Ways to lower blood pressure naturally through your diet

Looking for ways to lower your blood pressure without medication? UC Davis Health's dietitian team shares tips to help lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack.

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Health Tips

Foods for brain health: Keep your mind fresh and your food fresher

More and more research suggests ways we can help our brain stay healthy and functioning at its best through what we eat. Our neuroscience dietitian Erin Nella shares eating tips to keep your brain healthy.

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Pregnancy diet: Common myths and what you should eat during your pregnancy

Learn why nutrition is so important during pregnancy, common misconceptions to avoid how expecting mothers can consume the recommended nutrients through their diet.

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Minestrone soup

This tasty soup full of veggies will warm your soul on a cold day.

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Health Tips

Diet trends for 2021: Our registered dietitian details top healthy habits

A new year is underway, which means many of us are trying lifestyle changes. Our registered dietitian looks back at some of 2020's most popular diets and her hot diet trend predictions for 2021.

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Farm-to-Fork

Why tapping into NorCal's bounty to feed patients is so important

UC Davis Medical Center's kitchen offers organic farm-to-fork meals to patients, visitors and staff. Our partnership with local farms is the largest of its kind for a hospital.

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Farm-to-Fork

Chef Santana Diaz discusses importance of farm-to-fork to our hospital

Our Executive Chef Santana Diaz grew up in the Northern California and local foods were always part of his family's cooking. See why he's made it his goal to feed good food to the community.

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Entrée Recipes

Flavor-bombed tofu tacos

Executive Chef Santana Diaz walks you through how to assemble the flavor-bombed tofu tacos, including how to make a chili lime glaze and cilantro lime vinaigrette.

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Health Tips

What makes a picky eater, and how parents can help?

Picky eaters get a bad name, but selective eating, as it's known, isn't necessarily a bad thing. Our pediatricians help you better understand why some kids don't eat certain foods and how you can help.

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Entrée Recipes

Italian broccoli and pasta

Searching for a healthy and easy pasta dish? We've got you covered.

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Farm-to-Fork

Medical center kitchen proves farm-to-fork concept even amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into our daily lives. However, if there's one positive, UC Davis Medical Center's kitchen staff has proven a healthy food procurement model which can be used across the U.S.

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Health Tips

How to safely grocery shop during the COVID-19 pandemic

Going to the grocery store has become a more frequent activity for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. A UC Davis food virology researcher discusses grocery store do’s and don’ts.

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Entrée Recipes

Moroccan-spiced chickpea glow bowl

This dish is a perfect use for canned beans and serves as a nice clean eating meal.

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Healthy eating during COVID-19: Meal planning, snacking and more

Just because COVID-19 has changed things doesn’t mean your healthy eating habits should go down the drain. Our dietitians have some easy steps to help you eat healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health Tips

3 ways food can help your mental health during COVID-19

Now more than ever, we need to be mindful of our mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeding your brain the right nutrients can keep it healthy and functioning properly.

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Entrée Recipes

Easy crock pot chicken tacos

Bust out that crock pot to set it and forget it with these easy and tasty chicken tacos.

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Entrée Recipes

Fresh arugula and vinaigrette salad

UC Davis Health Executive Chef Santana Diaz shares this refreshing salad recipe, perfect as the days warm up.

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Farm-to-Fork

Breaking Bread At Home: Chef Diaz stars in series with top Sacramento chefs

UC Davis Health’s kitchen and those who create delicious, locally sourced food are becoming Sacramento’s worst-kept secret. As such, Executive Chef Santana Diaz was featured alongside the Capitol City’s top chefs.

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Health Tips

Tips to smart snacking at home during COVID-19 quarantine

For many of us, life has been uprooted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving us stuck at home and often seeking comfort in food. One of our registered dietitians has some tips for snacking smart while staying in home.

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Health Tips

Eating takeout amid COVID-19: UC Davis expert explains food safety

Should you be worried to eat food prepared by someone else during the COVID-19 pandemic? A UC Davis virologist dispels some concerns you may have about eating takeout.

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Health Tips

6 awesome nutrition tips we can all use, thanks to our registered dietitians

March is National Nutrition Month. So we're featuring some of our registered dietitians and their favorite nutrition tips. See which piece of eating advice you might be able to add into your daily routine.

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