Microwaved Kale Chips

Ingredients: 1 bunch of Kale 4 teaspoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Any other desired spices (paprika, garlic powder, cumin, etc.) Preparation: 1. Wash and thoroughly dry kale. Remove stems from kale and tear into two inch pieces. 2. Toss Kale with olive oil and desired spices in a large bowl. 3. SpreadContinue reading “Microwaved Kale Chips”

Sweet Popcorn

Ingredients: 3 Tbsp coconut, peanut, or canola oil 1/3 cup popcorn kernels (preferably from UCD student farm) 3-quart covered saucepan Spices to taste (cinnamon, sugar, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce) Preparation: Stove: Heat oil in saucepan on medium to high heat. Put 3 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan. Once the kernels pop,Continue reading “Sweet Popcorn”

Spiced Popcorn

Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons Coconut, Peanut, or Canola Oil 1/3 Cup Popcorn Kernels (preferably from UCD student farm) 3-Quart Covered Saucepan Spices to taste (Cumin, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper) Preparation: Stove: Heat oil in saucepan on medium to high heat. Put 3 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan. Once the kernelsContinue reading “Spiced Popcorn”

Healthy Snacks 101

Snacks can boost your energy between meals and supply essential vitamins and minerals. Think of snacks as mini-meals that contribute nutrient-rich foods. The key to delicious snacking is to be creative with what you make so that you are always coming up with new combinations. These recipes are high in nutrients while also being moreContinue reading “Healthy Snacks 101”

What Cravings Are Telling You

  What Cravings Are Telling You A craving—an intense desire for a certain food—is believed to be a signal sent by the body for specific food because of the nutrients that it provides. A craving for chocolate, for example, would signal a physiologic need for more antioxidants. However, a bowl of red beans, which areContinue reading “What Cravings Are Telling You”

Is Eating Late Bad For Your Health?

As a recent college graduate, I often find myself reminiscing about the good old days. Whenever I take a walk down memory lane, it’s always fun to remember freshman year in the dorms, including, of course, late night cramming. One of my favorite memories is venturing on late night food runs! It’s one of theContinue reading “Is Eating Late Bad For Your Health?”