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”

Are Supplemental Detox Effective?

By Lisa Aparicio, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor  It’s 2023! Time for a new year’s detox right? Wrong. This year we are doing our research and saving time and money. Have popular societal trends convinced you that certain detoxes will help you lose weight, improve your health, or get rid of toxins? Continue reading forContinue reading “Are Supplemental Detox Effective?”

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate for a Cold, Rainy Day

 By Mer Temple Allen, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor With the temperatures dropping and the rain pouring down, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate is areat way to enjoy the cold weather (from the comfort of home, of course!). Much store-bought hot chocolate comes with added dairy or other additives you may want to avoid.Continue reading “Dairy-free Hot Chocolate for a Cold, Rainy Day”

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies 

We all love cookies don’t we? Homemade cookies are fun to make and eat too. Soft, buttery cookies right out of the oven are the best. Making cookies and giving them to friends and family is something that enjoy, but a few of my friends are allergic to dairy and can’t eat cookies that containContinue reading “Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies “

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

You want to eat chocolate brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and banana bread together and taste them together. You’re in the right place! This recipe combines both banana bread and chocolate chip cookies into a bar. This recipe is vegan and allows for a lot of customization.  Ingredients Instructions  Source:  https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/banana-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars/

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) “