Cool as a Cucumber

Cucumbers have many more uses than just for facials. Cucumbers not only make you feel hydrated (cucumbers are about 90% water!), but they have many more benefits for your body. Cucmbers are valuable sources of phytonutrients. What are phytonutrients? They are plant chemicals that help prevent diseases and have protective properties. Phytonutrients also have anti-inflammatory […]

Summer Salad

Salad is a really wonderful way to include all the best fruits and veggies into one meal! This summer salad is one of my favorite salad recipes because it is so juicy and tasty! Here’s what you need: – 1 cup of freshly sliced strawberries – 1 cup of washed and shredded carrots – 1 […]

Fantastic Fruit Salad

Why did pirates eat oranges and lemons? Well, it’s a long story. While pirates were at sea, they commonly developed something called scurvy. What’s scurvy? Scurvy is a disease caused by a vitamin C deficiency. What foods contain vitamin C? Oranges and lemons of course! From this information, you can see that when pirates ate […]

Apple Toast

Did you wake up late for class? Don’t forget breakfast! Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. A good breakfast not only fuels your body, but also your mind! With this simple recipe, breakfast won’t take much time to make either. What you need: 1. 2 slices of whole wheat bread […]

Vegetables Never Looked so Good!

Did you know that doctors reccomend you eat 3 servings (a total of 2 to 2 and 1/2 cups) of vegetables in a day? Eating this amount of vegetables can not only be easy, but also fun if you know the right recipes! Today, I am going to share my favorite recipe that uses celery! […]

Carrots!

Carrots are underrated! Carrots are important to include in your diet because they contain important vitamins and benefits that other foods lack. Carrots have a lot of fiber (fiber slows the rate of sugar absorbed by your bloodstream and keeps your blood glucose levels from rising too fast), Vitamin K ( a vitamin that helps […]

Banana Boat

Do you need a snack before a workout? There’s nothing better than a potassium-filled snack like a banana to prevent muscle cramps. What you need: 1. 1 banana 2. 2 Tbs of peanut butter or almond butter 3. 2 Tbs of granola Slice the banana in half lengthwise and spread peanut butter or almond butter […]

Plant-Based Diet

Many people choose to switch to a plant-based diet for health or personal reasons, but it is hard to work all the nutrients necessary for a healthy diet into an all-plant diet. Kaiser Permanante has an outline for pursuing a plant based diet. Attached is Kaiser’s plant-based diet.

Yogurt Parfait

This is a protein-rich snack that’s easy to make for breakfast or lunch! Not only does yougurt contain lots of calcium, which is good for your bones and preventing osteoporosis, but it’s also very filling! What you need: 1. 1 cup of vanilla yogurt 2. 1/4 cup of granola 3. 1 Tbs of honey 4. […]