This week, we give you the honey almond cake. It’s moist, perfectly sweet, and wonderfully nutty. Perfect for your summer dinner party (or graduation party!) and so easy to make!
Who doesn’t love a good plate of hummus and veggies? Hummus has so much healthy protein, and when paired with vegetables can be a perfect afternoon snack.
The art of the gluten-free pastry is a subtle one, with countless pitfalls that could scare off any amateur baker (like me). Most of the…
Love a wrap? So do we. But if you’ve learned anything from A Dash of Healthy, it’s that we want to make our meals the best they can be, and part of that is making calories count.
With help from PSNtv, we brought A Dash of Healthy to life! A quinoa and squash salad is a quick and easy dish to throw together when you’re looking for a healthy meal.
What is matcha, you ask? It’s powdered green tea from Japan of an especially high grade. It’s also the latest addition to the superfood craze.
This week, we’re going for some lighter fare. Why? Because the sun is finally out and spring is in the air! We love seasonal eating, and spring and summer are seasons with plenty of fruits and veggies to blend into a delicious, healthy meal or snack.
Let’s face it: nothing beats dessert. But, the side-effects of chocolate and eating a lot of sugar in general are way less fun. But who wants to give up dessert altogether? Not us.
Yes, by “better” we mean better for you. But before you get mad and X out the page for trying to ruin a classic, hear us out. Eggplant deserves your love.
When school starts getting more intense (exams this week anyone??) our diets tend to get more blah, or worse, unhealthy. Having a stash of fresh, flavorful roasted veggies to add to a meal makes eating healthy one less thing to stress about.
There’s nothing more comforting to come home to at night than a big bowl of pasta with tomato sauce. In fact, in the winter time the flavors I crave most are rich, savory ones — and tomato sauce is one of the easiest ways to get that first bite moment of bliss that just warms you to your core.
With the start of a new year, it seems that every magazine, food blog and even radio show is trying to push the idea of a new, better you. While there’s definitely nothing wrong with wanting to eat more clean foods to get rid of that holiday sluggishness (I know my clothes aren’t fitting as loosely as I’d like), going on a full on detox is not ideal for students who also need to be able to focus on school.
Have you always wanted to drink more water but find yourself reaching for soda? What about more coffee because you’re tired? Or maybe you’re just sick of the taste of water and you just can’t bring yourself to drink another drop. Well…no more!
CHOCOLATE-BANANA OATMEAL CUPS
During finals, Doritos seem like an acceptable snack option. We have no time, and when our school life gets hectic, our personal lives—especially our eating habits—fall by the wayside.
It’s hard to find a dessert that’s easy to make. It’s even harder to find an easy dessert that’s healthy. While I’m not saying that this dessert is good for you per sey, it’s definitely on the healthier end of the dessert spectrum. Because it’s mostly fruit, you can have a decent-sized portion without giving yourself a stomach ache and a sugar high. Plus, when it comes right out of the oven or microwave, it’s the perfect warm and cozy treat for the State College winter.
This weekend, my roommates and I came home after a long drive tired and starving. We walked in the door and the entire apartment smelled spicy and warm and well…amazing. My roommate Lauren had made her mom’s chili recipe, and I can say that I haven’t been that grateful to see a bowl of chili in a looong time. Let’s just say there’s a reason they call it comfort food, and we should all be looking to get comfortable as the weather gets colder.
Dal, or lentil soup, is a traditional Indian dish that’s one of my go-tos for a lot of reasons. First, it’s simple to make. Check. Second, it has a lot to offer in the flavor department. And third, it seems more complicated than it is—and this is the best part.
When I was thinking about something festive to make I knew it had to be pumpkin flavored–Halloween just isn’t Halloween without pumpkins. And that’s when I remembered: pumpkin pancakes. Pumpkin can be mixed with almost anything–risotto, rice pudding, cake, muffins, the list goes on–to make it festive, delicious and moist. Plus, you’re getting some extra veggies without knowing it!
We rely on the PSL to bring us in and out of fall, and we’re not going to lie—it always does a great job holding down the fort. But just because it has the title of the traditional fall drink doesn’t mean we should limit ourselves.
I think I speak for everyone around me when I say I’ve had it up to here with the Penn State plague. Every day I go to sleep hoping that I won’t wake up in the middle of the night coughing, or the next morning with a sore throat. Sadly, hoping has just not done the job. So what does that mean? Oh yes. It’s soup time.