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Jun
2014

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

As a farewell gift, one of my environmental interns gave me an awesome vegetarian cookbook, Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. This weekend I made my first dish- a cold marinated garbanzo bean salad. The dish included garbanzo beans, red onion, lemon juice, black pepper and a couple other ingredients. I have to say it was great. You...

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11

Jun
2014

Ice Cream and Cereal

A couple of weeks ago we analyzed the cereal consumption in the dining commons. The top five most consumed cereal options are Cocoa Puffs, Cap’n Crunch, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Lucky Charms. What is the one thing all of these cereals have in common? Added Sugar. They all have almost 10 grams of sugar per ¾ Cup. Plus most of...

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04

Jun
2014

Apple with Finals Exams written on it

What does Nutrition have to do with your finals? A lot! Nutrition is an important part enduring finals. A good diet during finals weeks can make a difference in your ability to ace those finals. I know time is of the essence, and who wants to waste valuable time preparing dinner?  Well in this case, preparing a nutritious meal is no...

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20

May
2014

Cup of Coffee

Today’s blog post comes from Environmental Intern Cassidy Martin. One of Cassidy’s passions is coffee and today Cassidy shares information about three common coffee related questions.

About 83% of Americans drink coffee, with over 50% of people consuming it every day!  Yet despite this drink’s presence in our kitchens,...

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14

May
2014

This week I bring to you another interns perspective. Nick Schlies describes easy ways to make changes in your diet that go a long way. 

Keeping a healthy, well-balanced diet is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but for many people it is easier said than done. We all develop our own eating habits growing up and it...

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07

May
2014

Today's post comes from Asami Osato, one of my Environmental Interns. Asami discusses her love of cheese and a cheese alternative- almond cheese.

Cheese is my weakness. There’s nothing more unsatisfying than a sandwich without a nice layer of melted cheese. At the same time, I always feel a little guilty because of what I...

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30

Apr
2014

Tangerines cut in half

With this 80 degree weather I think most of us are thinking about the beach and catching some rays.  If you are trying to lose weight or maybe thinking about picnic options we always want to encourage healthy eating.  To do this let’s review some more healthy snack options. I decided it would be more interesting to get a student’s...

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29

Apr
2014

Image of Popcorn

Can popcorn be a healthy snack? Absolutely. In fact popcorn is a whole grain. Let’s take a look at the nutrition facts for plain popcorn, pay close attention to the fiber and vitamin and mineral content.

Plain, Air-Popped Popcorn (4 cups popped)
Fiber: 5 grams
Calories: 122
Protein: 4 grams
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22

Apr
2014

For me Earth Day means taking a moment to appreciate the place we live. To enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and to think about how I can contribute more to preserving our Earth. The dining commons are participating in Earth Day activities and in planning for the event I learned about a lot of ways I could make a difference. So I...

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17

Apr
2014

Does it seem like new nutrition studies are constantly coming out and are providing contradicting information to everything you have heard and know to be true?
Well that is partly due to the fact that if a study comes out with the same findings than that’s not exciting or new news. But if a trail or study comes out with...

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