Ensalada de Nopales (cactus pad salad) 

By Veronica Gomez, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor I wrote an article last month about not abandoning culture in the pursuit of healthy-eating  In that blog I mentioned Nopales— a staple ingredient in Mexico. I am happy to share an authentic but student-friendly recipe that utilizes this nutrient-packed food. This is Ensalada de Nopales, aContinue reading “Ensalada de Nopales (cactus pad salad) “

Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and a popular dish to serve is mac and cheese. Why not take a healthy spin on it this year? Try this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, with easy prep time and easy results you will have you and your family not only eating well, but feeling good asContinue reading “Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe”

Kimchi Avocado Quesadilla Recipe

Who loves kimchi and avocados? This recipe combines both kimchi and avocados in a tortilla. A kimchi-avocado quesadilla! This easy recipe could be made in just 15 minutes! The ingredients are simple. Here’s the recipe! Ingredients 2 tbsp of butter 1 cup of cabbage kimchi (drained and chopped) 2 flour tortillas 1.5 cups of gratedContinue reading “Kimchi Avocado Quesadilla Recipe”

Make room for the shrooms!!

By Lisa Aparicio, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor ❌ Myth: Only hippies eat mushrooms. ✔️ Truth: Mushrooms have many health benefits for everyone! Have you ever tried mushrooms? Yes, the brown/white earthy button looking fungi.  I understand if you might feel a little uncertain about them or look at them in disgust. I was onceContinue reading “Make room for the shrooms!!”