A Dash of Healthy: New Year, New Salad

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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.

A Dash of Healthy: Blueberry Crisp

A Dash of Healthy: Blueberry Crisp

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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.

A Dash of Healthy: Turkey Chili

A Dash of Healthy: Turkey Chili

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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.

Happy Valloween from A Dash of Healthy

Happy Valloween from A Dash of Healthy

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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!

Festive Fall Drinks

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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.

A Dash of Healthy: Spicy Veggie Soup

A Dash of Healthy: Spicy Veggie Soup

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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.