Vitamin D, “The Sunshine Vitamin”

By Angela Feng, UC Davis Healthy Aggie What is the “Sunshine Vitamin” you may ask? It’s your friend vitamin D! You might be thinking, “Oh, now they are going to educate me on foods high in vitamin D.” Actually…not quite. The best way to get vitamin D is from the sun! By being exposed toContinue reading “Vitamin D, “The Sunshine Vitamin””

Is coffee beneficial or detrimental to your health? 

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor First off… let’s quickly discuss all the claims you may have heard about coffee in these last twenty years. Did you ever hear about a 2006 study that found drinking a mere two cups of black coffee every day increased your risk for heart attacks and highContinue reading “Is coffee beneficial or detrimental to your health? ”

Sustainable Vegetarian Diet

By Kimberly Oliva, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Intern Under the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), my plate suggests a serving of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and protein for a balanced meal. But what comes to mind when “protein” is mentioned? Is it chicken, turkey, beef, pork? Or is it tofu, beans, nuts? Those whoContinue reading “Sustainable Vegetarian Diet”

Does Cooking Change the Nutrient Profile in Foods?

By Angela Feng, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Intern This question has always been a mystery to me, and I’m sure many can relate. What happens when you cook food? Is there a specific cooking method preferred over the other? Well, you’re in luck today! Because I will be diving into the cooking processes and howContinue reading “Does Cooking Change the Nutrient Profile in Foods?”

Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

By: Angela, Healthy Aggie Intern Ingredients:  8 ounces bowtie pasta  8 ounces mixed mushrooms  ¼ cup finely chopped fresh thyme and oregano  2 tablespoons olive oil  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice  3 cups baby greens: baby kale or spinach  ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated  3 to 4 ounces soft goat cheese  Kosher salt and freshContinue reading “Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese”

The Homemade Club Chia Pudding

Nutrition Analysis By: Hannah, Healthy Aggie Coordinator Recipe By: Deepa, The Homemade Club Member About 1 tablespoon of chia seeds 1/4 cup of oat milk (or of any milk you prefer) Any other add-ins or topping you want (honey, matcha powder, fruit, sugar, cocoa powder, etc) Mix all the ingredients together and leave covered inContinue reading “The Homemade Club Chia Pudding”

Coconut Chickpea Curry

By: Kalyn Concepcion, Healthy Aggie Intern Ingredients: 1 medium yellow onion diced 1 cup potatoes roughly chopped 1 green or red bell pepper diced 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can lowfat coconut milk (I prefer Sprouts Lite Coconut Milk) drained and rinsed 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans Seasonings: Garlic minced Salt and pepper  Cumin Curry PowderContinue reading “Coconut Chickpea Curry”

Plates, Pyramids, Pagodas! Comparing 3 Food Guides of Different Countries

By Sammy Seefeldt, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Food graphics are a tool for making food choices. Although most of the recommendations are similar, each graphic depicts the guidance differently.  Did you know that countries have unique graphics for their nutrition guidelines? I never had realized until recently that this is the case! The graphicsContinue reading “Plates, Pyramids, Pagodas! Comparing 3 Food Guides of Different Countries”