Coconut Macaroons

Ready for your cheat day? These cookies are some of my favorites! They’re low-fat, easy to make, and perfect to take on the go. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 1/3 C flaked coconut ¼ C granulated sugar 2 TBS all-purpose flour 2 egg whites ½ tsp. vanilla extract Pinch of salt Preparation  Preheat oven to 325 degrees…

Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 lb. of fusilli pasta 1 avocado, diced 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ sweet onion, rinsed and diced 2 cups frozen corn kernels 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed   Dressing 3 TBS mayo 2 TBS Greek yogurt 2 TBS sun dried tomatoes (packed in oil), chopped 2 TBS capers, chopped Procedure In a…

April Fitness Routine

Estimated time: 40 minutes Exercises: Bench Press Equipment: Bench press machine & weights The first exercise is benching. It is best to have a spotter (partner) who watches out to keep you safe. Grip the bar about one thumb length from the divide between the smooth bar surface and the rough, textured bar surface. Your…

“Health…is a Three-Fold Endeavor.”

“Health for music theater majors is a three-fold endeavor. First, we of course have to take care of our bodies. We have to dance practically every day and if we aren’t putting good food into our systems and keeping our muscles strong, we’re not going to be able to have the stamina to last through…

Zucchini Patties

**Serves 4 These zucchini patties are a great way to sneak the veggies into your diet! This recipe uses minimal ingredients,  and is an easy side dish or appetizer that is sure to impress. Or, you can make a batch for you and some friends to snack on. Either way, you won’t be able to…

March Lower Body Fitness Routine

Estimated time: 30-45 minutes Equipment: Just yourself!   For the first exercise, run a mile. Do not run as fast as you can. However, make sure that the mile you run is a quick mile that leaves you out of breath. Jumping Squats After running the mile, do 2 sets of jumping squats. For each…

“I Have Played Soccer for 8 Years”

“I’m from Venezuela, and the food there is much less sugary than American food. Even the coke is less sweet there. I love Venezuelan cashews and almonds… they taste so good! I also love pistachios. I don’t really eat carbs. It’s a habit I got from my dad. Physically, I have played soccer for 8…

Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade sauces are super fun and easy to make, and they’re a lot easier than you might think. This recipe is a very simple marinara sauce that you can use as a base. But if you’re feeling fancier than a bowl of spaghetti, try customizing it by adding some fried up pancetta, roasted veggies, or…

“Food that Will Make You Feel… Alive”

“Healthy eating is food that will make you feel good and alive in both the short and long term, both physically and emotionally.” *short bio: Christine Huyentran Hà, is an American chef, writer and TV host from Houston, Texas. She is the first blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in…

“ANYONE Can Run a Half Marathon”

  “Being healthy to me is having a balance between a good diet and being active. There’s a quote I heard a while ago that embodies this pretty well: ‘Eat to live, don’t live to eat.’ In other words, don’t fill up your stomach with candy. I love snacking on Boom Chicka Pop’s popcorn –…

The Battle of Cardio vs Resistance Training

There is an ongoing battle between those for cardio and those for weight & resistance training when it comes to healthy weight loss. Of course, both are important. Although cardio is still needed to maintain endurance and a healthy cardiovascular system, I personally side more with weight and resistance training for a couple of reasons: 1) Weight training…