July 25, 2021
My tips and tricks to staying hydrated
Now that we are in the full swing of summer and are experiencing some serious heat waves, you may start to notice yourself becoming dehydrated fairly easily compared to other times of the year. Whether you are spending your summer working at your internship in an air conditioned office or by poolside lifeguarding; staying hydrated all summer long is key to good health and a stronger immune system.
The hydration status of the body is a little... Read More
July 14, 2021
How to Spice Up Your Meals
Think of the last time you sat down for a home cooked meal. You took your first bite, and loved it, but something was missing. Most likely you reached for the salt to add a little bit to spice it up and add more flavor. Although this is perfectly fine every once in a while, keeping sodium (salt) intake low is key to a healthy heart across the life span.
Currently, the recommendation for sodium intake is less than 2,300 milligrams per day which is approximately one... Read More
July 6, 2021
How to Buy Healthy Foods on a Budget
Walking into any grocery store can be intimidating sometimes, especially when you are trying to eat a little healthier. Buying fruits and veggies can also be intimidating, this true after seeing some of the prices. There is no denying that eating healthy can be expensive sometimes. So, in honor of the month of July being Farm Fresh Month, I am going to share some of my favorite tips to eating healthy on a budget!
Shop in season! Shopping in season is the... Read More
June 8, 2021
Gather Food Repurposing Program
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with UNH Dining Dietitian, Rochelle L’Italien to talk about the Gather Food Repurposing Program that launched two weeks ago. This new program is a collaboration between UNH Dining, the UNH Nutrition Department, Gather NH, and so many other departments on campus. Essentially, this program works to rescue food that is still good but doesn’t meet “commercial standards” and prevent it from being sent to the garbage or... Read More
May 24, 2021
How much is too much?
As the semester comes to a close and we all start to recover from finals, and start our summer jobs or classes, it may be tempting to start buying extra coffees or energy drinks throughout the day to power through all of those long study sessions. Whether you prefer to do work during the day or late at night, having that extra boost of caffeine is so helpful is getting a lot of work done in a shorter amount of time. But I’m sure that during the end of the semester, you... Read More
May 9, 2021
An Easy Guide to Making Perfect Overnight Oats
One of the latest trends in nutrition that you may have heard of before are Overnight Oats. This is a simple and easy breakfast which requires zero work in the morning. It is a quick breakfast that can be taken on the go which is perfect for busy college students or people who no longer have the luxury of working from home.
To make this quick and easy breakfast, all you need are: One glass jar (approximately 10-12 ounces), milk of choice, old... Read More
April 27, 2021
Is One Better Than the Other?
As the years go by, eating plant-based is becoming more popular than ever. Whether someone decides to follow it for environmental and sustainability purposes, or follows it for health reasons, or just follows it because they find it to be cheaper than following a meat-focused diet; there are all kinds of vegetarian diets that fall under the umbrella of plant-based. So the question remains, what are the differences and is one more favorable than the other?
To... Read More
April 16, 2021
The Best Snacks for a Busy College Student
We are all busy college students who are always on the go. Whether you are a member of a busy student organization, are conducting research with your favorite professor, or are working a job on the weekends to make some extra money; the busier we get, it can become easy to ignore hunger cues here and there and eat whatever we can find in between meals. Oftentimes though, these snacks are not exactly nutrient-dense. They are full of added sugars,... Read More
April 6, 2021
Bored of Regular Cheese Sticks? Try Wonton Cheese Sticks!
Here are the items you need to make wonton cheese sticks:
Cheese Sticks (any type of cheese you want! I used pepper jack)
Depending on the way you are cooking them you will either need:
Frying pan with some oil
Cut the cheese sticks in half
Place the cheese stick in the wonton wrapper and wrap the cheese stick like a burrito
Air fry, oil fry, or bake the... Read More
March 31, 2021
Not feeling like cooking an intricate meal? Try this one!
My mom has been making lasagna since I can remember and I wanted to try it out since I am 22 and I should probably learn my mom’s special recipe.
It turns out that the recipe is not that special at all, all you need is:
16 oz of ricotta cheese (I used the whole milk version)
A box of oven ready lasagna noodles
26 oz of marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe’s)
Protein (this can be ground beef, I used 8 oz of Gardein’s Beefless... Read More