Y Nutrition


Welcome to the YMCA of South Florida’s nutrition blog! Here we will share articles, recipes, tips, and information about our events and programs. It is our mission to become a nutrition resource to you and your family. You can count on us to bring you accurate and current nutrition information. If you have nutrition questions or suggestions for articles or programs, we would love to hear from you! Take a look around, comment, share, and subscribe.

Free Yourself: 9 Mindful Eating Tips

This is a post about mindful eating, but before we get into how to be a mindful eater, let’s talk about why we should be mindful eaters. Also included, a powerful breathing exercise to calm cravings, and revitalize the mind. Why we should become mindful eaters Humans have biological abilities that make us excellent survivors: We can store…


By: Dana Stango

Steel Cut Oatmeal with Chia and Berries

You have probably heard all about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Research shows that those who eat breakfast tend to make more beneficial food choices through out the day, and maintain a healthier body weight than those who don’t. So what can you eat? With so many convenient processed foods like cereals, breakfast bars,…


By: Dana Stango

Spinach Tortellini Soup

Soup is a comforting and nutritious meal that is perfect for the whole family. This recipe, complete with whole grains, lean protein, and a variety of vegetables is so easy and delicious. Ingredients:  2 quarts of water 2 sodium free chicken boullion cubes 2 cups cubed acorn squash 2 medium carrots, sliced 2 medium celery sticks, sliced 2…


By: Dana Stango

Zesty Black Bean Burgers

There are plenty of reasons to cut back on red meat. Make your very own black bean burgers with this easy recipe! Ingredients:  1 can of drained black beans 1 cup of cooked brown rice or ten minute cauliflower rice 3 cloves of crushed garlic 1 diced onion 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro 2 egg…