Monday, May 30, 2016

Attention Bloggin/Social Media RDs and Students! A Call For Posts

Looking to build your business or increase exposure?  Consider blogging for SCAN.  Are you a student or busy professional interested in blogging but worried about the time commitment?  E-mail SCAN blog coordinator, Gina at

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Post-Workout Recovery Cookies

Whether youre a runner, yogi, gym-goer, or all of the above, youve expended a lot of energy and its time for a snack! Choosing a nutritious post workout snack is essential for nourishing your hard worked muscles. While protein is absolutely important for recovery, it is equally important to include complex carbohydrates as well. This dynamic duo allows your body to replenish its glycogen stores and rebuild muscle, making you stronger for your next athletic performance.

Consider these options for your post-workout fuel:
-     Banana and nut butter
-     Roasted or raw nuts with dried fruit
-     Apple and string cheese
-     Yogurt and berries
-     Fruit and yogurt smoothie

Or, if you want to get really fancy, try baking cookies that are packed with whole grains, protein, and even some chocolate. The recipe below for Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cookies is not only delicious, but guaranteed to reenergize your body after a workout. Plus, theyre easy to grab-and-go. The ingredients call for brown rice flour, but almond meal, hazelnut meal, or any whole grain flour will do the trick. Similarly, peanut butter is not the only option - experiment with almond, cashew, and sunflower seed butters. Mix and match as you please.

Go ahead, give them a try! 

Bite Size Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cookies
1 1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
4 tablespoons peanut butter, unsalted
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp butter, unsalted
1 egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
3. Add in the egg, milk, butter and sugar. Stir well.
4. Add the remaining ingredients to the dough and mix thoroughly.
5. Spoon small balls of dough onto a nonstick baking pan. Let cookies bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.

Recommendation: Serve warm with a glass of cold milk!

By Jaime Ruisi
MSCN Candidate OHSU
Noms McGee Blog:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

SCAN Local Foods Live Twitter Chat 8 PM EST TODAY

Tweet us your questions, comments or thoughts on the local food movement!  Do you encourage clients to eat seasonally?  Have a favorite farmer's market you'd like to share?  Do you enjoy supporting your local agriculture community? Share your thoughts with us today!  Follow @SCANdpg on Twitter. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Habits and Lifestyle Adaptation

Habits are an interesting beast.  They allow us to figure out strategies for our clients and to understand why one person can hang onto every word you say versus only being able to stick to a program for a short period of time.

The following books look into human behavior and how we can motivate ourselves.

Gretchen Rubin's Better Than Before delves into human nature.  This link will take you to a blog post/questionnaire regarding what kind of person are you regarding habits.

Darya Pino Rose, Ph.D. is  a neuroscientist and former dieter.  Her book, Foodist and blog: discuss human behaviors and how to analyze your own individual eating habits and situations.