Mindful Eating Vs. Intuitive Eating

By Wendy Liang, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Are you confused by the terms mindful eating and intuitive eating? This is probably due to some overlap between the two.  Mindful Eating Practicing mindful eating means using your physical and emotional senses to – This helps us stay in the present and actually experience the eating. Continue reading “Mindful Eating Vs. Intuitive Eating”

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:Dressing4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice1 tablespoon red wine vinegar1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 clove garlic, minced¼ teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon Kosher salt½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil Salad1 cup quinoa1 teaspoon Kosher salt1 ½ cups red and yellow grape tomatoes, halved1 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped3 green onions (green and pale greenContinue reading “Mediterranean Quinoa Salad”

Benefits of Eating Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

By Lisa Aparicio, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Seasonal eating is when you focus mainly on consuming the produce that is harvested during that season. Before science and preservation was introduced into agriculture, people only ate seasonal food that they were growing in their gardens/farms, at the time it was ready to be harvested. ThisContinue reading “Benefits of Eating Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables”

How to Increase Energy Levels as a Student (without caffeine!)

By Mer Temple Allen, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Believe it or not, caffeine isn’t the only way to increase energy levels. When it comes to college, students spend so many nights studying that relying on caffeinated drinks feels like the only way to stay awake at times. Caffeine is a stimulant in coffee, certainContinue reading “How to Increase Energy Levels as a Student (without caffeine!)”

Citrus-Marinated Chicken Recipe

Recently, I have been getting a lot of oranges from the ASUCD The Pantry. They have plenty of free oranges. I love eating oranges, but I was thinking if there are any other ways to consume oranges. Orange juice, eating oranges raw, and …? I was looking for recipes that uses oranges and I cameContinue reading “Citrus-Marinated Chicken Recipe”

4 Delicious Valentine’s Day Treats for Friends and Loved Ones

By Daniella Rodriguez, Health Aggies Intern 1-  Nutella Strawberry Cheesecake Bites   By: the kitchen is my playground https://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2015/07/nutella-strawberry-cheesecake-bites.html In addition to being delicious tiny slices of chocolatey cheesecake, Nutella-Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are also quite simple to make. 2-   Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Bites                                   By: Healthy Family Project  https://healthyfamilyproject.com/recipes/strawberry-yogurt-bites/ Don’t forget to wash your strawberries before preparingContinue reading “4 Delicious Valentine’s Day Treats for Friends and Loved Ones”

What’s the Hype With Antioxidants? – Is It Worth Taking Supplements?

By Wendy Liang, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor You may have heard the phrase “antioxidants prevent cancer” or may have even seen wellness trends on social media hyping up antioxidant consumption. So what is all this obsession with antioxidants? Should you be concerned about your antioxidant intake? What are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are chemical molecules thatContinue reading “What’s the Hype With Antioxidants? – Is It Worth Taking Supplements?”

Restaurants in Downtown Davis with Veggie-Packed Menus

By Veronica Gomez, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor This year, 2023, I am determined to incorporate more vegetables into my diet. When deciding on my New Year’s Resolution, I pondered any obstacles I would face in achieving my goal. And of course, take-out and dine-in with friends seemed like a barrier, but I found aContinue reading “Restaurants in Downtown Davis with Veggie-Packed Menus”