Category Archives: Cooking Videos

Watch our collection of videos that show college students some healthy ways to cook.

Chicken Parm Zucchini Boats

A fun twist on a classic dish!

Recipe By: The Wholesome Dish


  • 3 or 4 medium zucchini​
  • 1 pound ground chicken​
  • 1 jar tomato basil sauce​
  • 1 clove garlic, minced​
  • Mozzarella cheese​
  • Parmesan cheese​
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 13×9 pan with cooking spray.​
  2. Cut zucchini in two long halves and scoop out the inside seeds.​
  3. Brown ground chicken over medium heat.​
  4. Add minced garlic, salt and pepper to cooked chicken and cook 1 minute longer.​
  5. Stir tomato sauce into chicken until mixed well.​
  6. Put chicken and tomato mixture into zucchini boats.​
  7. Top with desired amount of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.​
  8. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes.


Egg Baskets

A quick and simple breakfast!

Recipe By: Emily Meyer, HealthWorks Peer Educator


  • 1 piece of whole grain bread​
  • 1 Egg​
  • 1 Tbsp Butter​
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt 1 Tbsp of butter in a small skillet.​
  2. Cut a shape out of the middle of the bread and place bread in the pan.​
  3. Crack one egg into the middle of the bread.​
  4. Cook bread and egg on both sides until light brown.​
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

A simple, delicious breakfast to go!

Recipe By: Emily Meyer, HealthWorks Peer Educator


  • ¾ c old fashioned oats​
  • ¾ c milk (any kind!)​
  • ½ banana, sliced​
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter​
  • 2 tsp brown sugar​
  • 2 tsp ground flaxseed (optional)


  1. Slice up banana.​
  2. Put oats, banana, peanut butter, brown sugar and flaxseed in a mason jar or bowl with a lid.​
  3. Pour milk into jar or bowl.​
  4. Put the lid on it and shake it up.​
  5. Place in refrigerator overnight.  Take out and enjoy in the morning!

Healthy Eating Banana French Toast

Have overripe bananas? Make french toast! 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!

Recipe By:


  • 1 banana​
  • 1 c of milk (try almond or soy for a lactose-free option)​
  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread​
  • ½ Tbsp cinnamon ​
  • ½ tsp vanilla (optional)​
  • honey or maple syrup (try these natural sweeteners instead of corn syrup based syrups)


  1. With a fork, mash the banana in a bowl. Add in the milk and continue to blend with a fork. ​
  2. Heat a skillet on the stovetop to medium heat. Add a bit of butter or cooking spray to coat the skillet.​
  3. Meanwhile, dip the slices of bread into the banana, milk and cinnamon mixture. Cover completely on both sides. ​
  4. Gently set coated bread into the skillet and cook on both sides until banana mixture is slightly caramelized.​
  5. Serve with toppings of choice! (e.g. peanut butter, fruit, syrup, etc.)




Healthy Eating Pita Pizza

A fun, easy, and healthy take on an American favorite! Try this quick and simple pizza recipe using pita bread for the crust! Top it with sauce, veggies, cheese and a little Italian seasoning to have a healthy and delicious meal!

Recipe By: Kendra Paro, HealthWorks Peer Educator


  • 1 whole wheat pita*​
  • Pizza sauce or thick tomato sauce​
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese​
  • Sliced peppers, mushrooms and onions​
  • Parmesan cheese​

*English muffins work, too!


  1. Turn on broiler in oven (keep oven door cracked).​
  2. Add sauce, cheese, and vegetables to the pita as desired.​
  3. Optional: If you want softer vegetables, sautee them in a pan before topping pizza.​
  4. Broil until cheese melts.​





Eat Well in Pollock Dining Commons


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.

How to Make a Turkey Burger

Living healthier is about the small choices, and today, our latest recipe illustrates one of those simple choices to make: lean turkey over the fattier kinds of meat.

Watch as our HealthWorks volunteers cook up a turkey burger.  This recipe can be customized to your tastes by adding vegetables, spices, or cheese.

Have you made this recipe? Leave a comment below about what you did to make it yours.

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries

If you’re cooking up the turkey burger or black bean burger recipes we’ve posted lately, you’ll want to follow this next recipe for the perfect complementary side dish: sweet potato fries.

Sure, you can buy sweet potato fries in the frozen food section, but making them fresh yourself means you’ll know what goes into making them.

Watch our HealthWorks peer health educator whip up a batch of sweet potato fries in our latest cooking video.

How to Make a Black Bean Burger

Grilling season is here!  If you’re looking for a healthier burger to bite into, our HealthWorks volunteers have the perfect recipe for you.  Try this Black Bean Burger recipe as a meatless option that’s high in protein.

Load your burger up with tomato, lettuce, pickles, and other veggies to get more of your recommended daily servings of vegetables.  If you opt for a bun, try a whole wheat or whole grain bun to complement this healthy alternative.

Have you tried this black bean burger recipe? Let us know in the comments what you think!

For more cooking videos like this, visit our Healthy Recipes for College page.