Quick and easy french toast recipe using bananas in place of eggs. Milk alternatives can be used to make this recipe dairy free and vegan friendly as well!
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Learn how to create a healthy and nutritious vegetarian meal in Waring Dining Commons. Maggie Dempsey, a HealthWorks Peer Educator, will share with you how to choose foods that make up a well balanced meal. Using the MyPlate Guidelines you can create many different delicious vegetarian meals suited to your taste buds.
The New U.S. Dietary Guidelines are out. Many of the recommendations remain the same from 2010 but a few guidelines have changed. Americans are now being encouraged to limit their added sugars to 10% of their total calories per day. This recommendation comes from increasing evidence that links a person’s risk for Type-2 Diabetes and heart disease to a high intake of added sugar. The guidelines also encourage everyone to support healthy eating patterns for friends and family members.
To find out more about the guidelines and their specific recommendations check out the Executive Summary here: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/executive-summary/
Most college students lead pretty active lives. Most of you walk to class and many of you engage in some type of fitness-related activity, such as going to the gym or running. It’s important to get enough fuel (calories, that is) to help you stay focused and energized throughout the day. Be sure to eat nutrient-dense food, such as fruits, vegetable, proteins and whole grains. Eat breakfast, even if it’s something small like a piece of fruit. Avoid skipping meals and try to limit processed foods with minimal nutrients.
Here are 5 Ways to Fuel your Body
1. Cook dinner with your friends
2. Visit the State College Farmer’s Market
3. Try a new fruit or vegetable for lunch
4. Pack healthy snacks in your bag for days when you’re on the go
5. Eat a solid breakfast to get your day started
by Ashley Hassett, HealthWorks Peer Educator
This colorful and zesty vegetarian taco salad tastes amazing! Packed with protein and fiber from the beans, this recipe will keep you satisfied and energized.
Makes: 6 servings, about 1 ½ cups each
Total time: 40 minutes
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Learn how to create a well balanced meal while eating on campus in the dining commons. Maggie Dempsey, a HealthWorks Peer Educator, will give you a brief tour of Pollock Dining Commons and share with you how to choose foods that make up a well balanced meal. You can create many different delicious meals suited to your taste buds by following these guidelines.
by Ashley Hassett
Fresh mint and cheese make this healthy pasta dish delicious! Plus it contains almost half the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and Calcium, which is great for protecting the immune system and helping to support strong bone health. Each serving also contains 12g of fiber. Fiber is great for regulating the digestive system and helping to control blood sugar levels. It also helps you feel full longer. Go ahead and dig in!
Makes: 4 servings, about 2 ¼ cup each
Total Time: 40 minutes
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If you average about 7-9 hours of sleep per night, your sleep habits are probably already in good shape. However, new research says that you might still benefit from fine tuning your sleep schedule.
A study conducted by Penn State researchers and presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting suggests that the consistency of your sleep schedule, in addition to the average number of hours you sleep per night, may influence eating habits.
The study, which examined teenagers’ sleep and dietary habits, found that participants averaged 7 hours of sleep a night. However, teens with irregular sleeping patterns (for example, getting too little sleep one night and sleeping in the next night), ate more calories and were more likely to snack than teens with regular sleeping patterns.
In fact, participants consumed 210 additional calories (think a small slice of pizza or a candy bar) for every hour of difference in sleep night-to-night. Over time these differences could add up—check out the example sleep schedules below to see how.
Although more research on this topic is sure to come, getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night and keeping a consistent sleep-wake schedule seem like good steps toward better habits and health.
All of the spice and flavor you look for when thinking Mexican for dinner, but completely vegetarian! Simple, fresh and packed with veggies and protein!