“I Feel Dirty if I Don’t Eat Healthy”

“When I hear the word ‘healthy’, I think of salads. When I go to J2*, I usually eat a premade salad. (It’s hard to spread the dressing evenly if I make my own.) Healthy just tastes good to me. I feel dirty if I don’t eat healthy.” “What about physically healthy?” “My friends and I…

“Farmer Markets are My Jaaaamm!

“Living a healthy lifestyle is having a balance between a good variety in my diet and out and being active. I’m very passionate about eating well. For lunch today, I made southwestern quinoa with corn, red peppers, black beans, and cumin. My motivation for making my meals comes from wanting something nice to eat between…

5 Diagrams to Help You Become a Healthy Eater

Control your portions with your hand!  2. What does one Serving actually look like?  3. Love soup? So do we! It’s a great way to get all of your favorite veggies in!  4. We love our tea in all colors; tea-hee-hee  Benefits of tea:  contains antioxidants less caffeine than coffee reduce your risk of heart…

Chickpea Salad Recipe

This salad makes it super easy to eat healthy! With only a few ingredients, this is a high-protein, low-fat meal. I always pack it for lunch between my classes because it travels well, and is so easy to make. Enjoy! Ingredients    1 15-to 15 1/2-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained 1 roma tomato, diced 2…

“I LOVE Strawberries”

“Healthy to me means brushing my teeth twice a day, running regularly, and eating well-balanced meals (half a plate of grains, a quarter protein, a quarter fruits and vegetables, and a serving of dairy).” “Do you have a favorite food?” “I LOVE strawberries.”   ~Written by Jenny Xu

Skillet Fruit Cobbler

  If you don’t already have a cast-iron skillet, I HIGHLY recommend you get one. There are endless possibilities for what you can use it for: pot pies, roasted vegetables, skillet cookies. The list goes on and on, but my absolute favorite thing to make in a cast-iron skillet is fruit cobbler. Warm, crispy-edged, with…

Fruit “Pizza” Dessert

I love fruit and anything that looks like pizza. This healthy dessert option combines the two usually mutually exclusive food items. Plus, just look how cute it is! Cut a ripe watermelon into 8 equal pie slices. Put your favorite fruit on the watermelon. I personally love Kiwi, Strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Sprinkle a dash…

Healthy Chocolate Granola

Granola is my FAVORITE snack. I’ll top it on my yogurt, splash some milk in for a ridiculously good bowl of cereal, or eat it straight out of the jar. A lot of the store-brand granola are just candy bars in disguise. However, the homemade kind is nutty, wholesome, and just sweet enough to fulfill…