Posts Tagged ‘student health 101’

Refresh on the Run

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

As a college student, I often find myself getting tired of the narrow selection of dining locations available on campus when I need to grab a quick lunch in between classes (not to mention an even narrower selection of healthy options). Sure, I can name at least five different campus restaurants that specialize in sandwiches (hey, I even worked at one!), but my college-budget wallet and my body can’t handle buying those high-calorie sandwiches every day. When I was asked by Student Health 101 to produce a video about healthy lunches that students could pack for the day, I was quick to choose a sandwich that never fails to please: the Caprese. (more…)

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It’s Gettin’ Spicy in November

Sunday, November 6th, 2011


Trader Joe’s spiced apple cider isn’t the only thing that will heat you up this November (but I can’t deny the fact that I just love the taste of their spiced apple cider in the fall!). Spicy chicken tortilla soup definitely hits the spot when you’re looking for a meal that will warm up your entire body.

For Student Health 101’s November issue, I was asked to produce a video about spices and how to use them to make meals less boring. A video about spices?! You can imagine how excited I was to create this video since I use spices in almost all of my recipes. This particular recipe features five spices, one herb, and three different kinds of peppers. Now that’s spicy! (In case you are wondering, my favorite spice is garlic powder. I truly believe you can make anything taste good with a touch of garlic.) (more…)

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A Sweet (and guilt-free!) Indulgence

Saturday, October 8th, 2011


Can you believe that there’s such a thing as healthy chocolate? If so, you’ve probably heard of dark chocolate, which is high in antioxidants. But why is dark chocolate any healthier than other kinds of chocolate? Unlike other chocolate, pure (100%) dark chocolate has no milk solids in it, which is good because milk actually counteracts the benefits of the antioxidants in the dark chocolate. While it is ideal to use 100% pure dark chocolate, it may not be realistic when it comes to taste. Rule of thumb: 70% is a good minimum to aim for! (more…)

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The WaffleWich: A Cool Way to Start the Day

Sunday, September 18th, 2011


Breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day (I know it should be, but I am just not a fan of breakfast food!), so when I was asked to create a video about fast & nutritious breakfasts, I had to get creative. By the way, I now create videos for the UCookbook column of an online magazine called Student Health 101, which provides health and wellness information for college students. I will post my recipes for the magazine at the beginning of each month when the magazine issues are published. Anyway, back to my creativity dilemma. Since I am not a breakfast lover, I decided to create something breakfast-y out of one of my favorite things to eat: sandwiches. Behold, the wafflewich, a breakfast sandwich made from whole grain waffles. And, because everyone has their own preferences, I came up with healthy recipes for both a savory and a sweet wafflewich.

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