It’s healthy, it’s a little spicy and it’s the perfect meal to have after you’ve just walked 2 miles home from campus in the tundra that is Happy Valley.
Welcome to A Dash of Healthy! Columnist Jennifer Meyers is a girl on a mission to reinvent what it means to be healthy in college, one meal at a time. She’s here to guide you through the kitchen, from the aisles of your grocery store to the finished plate. Catch Jennifer every week for a new healthy recipe, along with her favorite tips, tricks and advice for eating well on a college budget.
This Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie is about to become your go-to dessert to make for every dinner party/holiday/get together for the rest of your life.
Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie go hand in hand. The meal is just not completely until you indulge in that delicious slice of pumpkin spice perfection. But for the people who have allergies and sensitivities to food, that amazing pumpkin pie your grandma makes every year for Thanksgiving is just a horrible tease.
College kids aren’t exactly known to be top chefs and that’s why we have to stick to making foods that are simple to make like Easy Mac, toast, cereal and of course, eggs. As long as you can crack an egg and slice some veggies, this recipe is perfect for you.
When we see spotty bananas, we get excited. Why? Because spotty bananas mean that it’s time to bake some banana bread.
There are not many things that compare to the glory of Bagel Bites, but this baked stuffed tomato recipe comes pretty close. We know, these don’t exactly look like the greasy pizza bagel heaven we all dream of, but your taste buds might convince you otherwise.
We all know that pancakes are amazing. I mean come on, if you don’t like pancakes you’re out of your mind. But what’s really cool about pancakes— besides the fact that they are absolutely delicious— is that you can make them a bunch of different ways.
While it’s almost impossible to break the bagel and cream cheese habit most of us have fallen victim too in college, we’re still going to encourage you to stray from your norms and try a recipe that is healthy, but still satisfies that early morning craving for something sweet and delicious.
You use them occasionally on your salads and for simple side dishes, but you really don’t know how to incorporate them into your daily meals, so they are mostly an afterthought. However, chickpeas are awesome and they are such a versatile food, if you know what to do with them.
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…
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.