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”

What is Nourish?

By Hannah Squire, UC Davis Healthy Aggies Coordinator Do you get overwhelmed with all of the ‘healthy’ food options around campus? Buzz words like ‘superfood’, ‘full of antioxidants’, and ‘whole food’ on labels can be confusing. Luckily, Healthy UC Davis has your back to     discern what foods are really full of the nutrients you needContinue reading “What is Nourish?”

Are there differences in nutrient supplements marketed for men and women?

By Elisha Aispuro, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Before I tackle this, you may be wondering do we really need supplements at all? Well… I’m here to tell you that an increasing number of health experts will tell you that they’re unnecessary and you’re better off saving your money for something else. Of course, thereContinue reading “Are there differences in nutrient supplements marketed for men and women?”

The Not So Stressful Ways to Deal With Stress

By Sammy Seefeldt, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Today more than ever we live in a world rampant with anxiety and stress. From the never ending changing health of the world to the day-to-day struggle to excel in work, school, and social life – it is no wonder stress and anxiety are a norm. TheContinue reading “The Not So Stressful Ways to Deal With Stress”