Make shopping for fruits and veggies easy!

By Ruth Vodonos, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Intern Having to grocery shop can be stressful. You might walk in hungry just to buy everything that looks good, but then regret it later when you realize how unhealthy it is. I know I have personally gone shopping hungry only to buy myself mostly snacks and sweets,Continue reading “Make shopping for fruits and veggies easy!”

How Nutritious are popular plant-based burgers?

By:  Marisa Morales, Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor Veggie burger patties have been around for quite some time. They are generally consumed by those who choose to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Jumping ahead to the present, a new version of plant-based burgers has become a popular alternative for regular burgers. This version ofContinue reading “How Nutritious are popular plant-based burgers?”

Five Sources of Protein for Vegetarians

By Cecilia Chen, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor A vegetarian refrains from eating meat, poultry, and sometimes, fish.  These are all significant sources of protein. A common question asked by those eating vegetarian is “How can I get enough protein?” Some plant-based food and dairy products are excellent protein sources for a vegetarian diet. HereContinue reading “Five Sources of Protein for Vegetarians”

Canned + Frozen: A Convenient Combination

By:  Haley Adel, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Nutrition Peer Counselor As midterm season is around the corner, the transition from winter break to winter quarter is official. With energy redirected from relaxing to cramming for tests, most of us find ourselves short on time. We begin sacrificing things that take up precious study time, likeContinue reading “Canned + Frozen: A Convenient Combination”

Nutrition Tips to Power Through Winter Quarter!

By Maggie Zeng, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Happy New Year Aggies. Welcome to 2020!!! We are all excited about the new year and new quarter and making time for a few healthy habits can help keep you from getting the winter sniffles. Keeping a healthy lifestyle and getting plenty of nutrients from a varietyContinue reading “Nutrition Tips to Power Through Winter Quarter!”

Is there a single secret to a healthy diet?

By Haley Adel, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Unfortunately, there is no one miracle food that creates a healthy diet. There is technically not even one “correct” healthy diet. A diet is simply the composition of foods consumed in a regular pattern. Each person has a style of eating that is appropriate for them. WhatContinue reading “Is there a single secret to a healthy diet?”

Subtle ways to add more veggies into your Thanksgiving!

By Ruth Vodonos, Healthy Aggies Intern Thanksgiving is a holiday built around coming together to overeat. For most, their plate this holiday will be overfilled with turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, corn, dinner rolls – all finished off with a slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. There is no need to avoid any ofContinue reading “Subtle ways to add more veggies into your Thanksgiving!”