April Try Me: Caprese Plate

The traditional Caprese Salad is a popular staple in Mediterranean cuisine. It typically includes fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. The nutrients and flavors provided in this dish help serve-up a power plate providing essential vitamins and minerals for optimal health and wellness. Continue Reading

Meatless Monday is Good For Your Health

HTW221_sp16_Lauren WeinsteinOriginal post by Lauren Weinstein

We’ve all heard of the phrase “I will eat healthy starting Monday.” It’s the staple of many college students’ efforts to lose the freshman fifteen or start fresh after a weekend full of pizza, burritos, and ice-cream (yes, I too have jumped on the Gannon’s bandwagon). Monday is the day we get back on track, and shying away from eating meat might be the perfect way to facilitate this. Continue Reading

What Meatless Monday Means to Me

HTW221_sp16_Shachar AmsalemPost written by Shachar Amsalem

As a junior studying Nutrition and Dietetics at Syracuse University, I think Meatless Monday has a ton of different meanings that students may miss when they are thinking about what to eat in the dining halls. After a weekend of having cheat days, and maybe binge eating habits, Monday’s are the perfect day to start your healthy diet. Continue Reading

How to Eat Healthy in the Dining Centers

Post written by SU Student, Megan Taylor:

Graham Dining Hall Interior Students Eating
Graham Dining Hall Interior Students Eating

Do you ever find yourself walking into one of the dining centers on campus and grabbing the first and most appetizing thing you see? I think we can all admit that when the first thing we see after a long day of classes is the pizza, pasta and bread sticks; its hard not to want to grab it and be done. However, there are several other healthier options that are always available in every dining center on campus. Continue Reading

SU Food Services Executive Chef Talks Meatless Monday

ChefP with samplesWe recently had a chance to catch up with SU Food Services’ new Executive Chef, Parvinder Singh.  Singh joins the SU community from Cornell and has previously served as an Executive Chef at the University of Oklahoma and University of Buffalo.  In the short time since joining SU, Chef has been quite busy getting to know the Food Services staff and operations and creating new recipes that are student tested and approved. Continue Reading

An Apple A Day

Original post by: Colleen Sheehan

Apple chipAutumn is the best season for many reasons, but ask anyone who knows me and they will all tell you…fall is my favorite season for one reason only; apples. It’s as simple as that. Continue Reading

Have Your Spaghetti and Eat It Too!

Sheehan_squash1Original post by: Colleen Sheehan

I’m back with another recipe that’s simple to make, affordable, hearty, and healthy!!

As the colder months come around, especially as the snow starts to fall and the days become shorter, I find that what I crave most are warm, hearty meals to make the cold weather a bit more bearable.

But while many people are already expecting to pack on a few pounds during the winter because of their eating habits, what if I told you that you can have your spaghetti and eat it too?! Continue Reading

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeasOriginal post by: Colleen Sheehan

As college students, we stay up late studying, pulling all-nighters to finish essays, online internship searching, and other college aged kid shenanigans. It’s no wonder that it seems harder than ever to stay healthy when suddenly it’s one a.m., your stomach is growling, and you still have another 5 pages to write! It didn’t come as a surprise to me when Syracuse University was rated #1 for the amount of late night food ordered.

Many times we reach for something easy, crunchy, salty, or sweet; something to mindlessly munch on to satisfy those late night cravings. Even when advertised as ‘healthier,’ many snacks that are considered ‘reduced fat,’ ‘low carb,’ or even ‘skinny’ snacks are still processed, packaged, and full of added sugars to create flavor that consumers will buy!

This got me thinking; what if we could take whole foods and create something just as enjoyable and satisfying without all of the nasty processed additives and that comes with natural health benefits? Continue Reading

Holy Moly Mexican Salad

Holy Moly Mexican salad Original post by: Sara Eckhardt

I named it “Holy Moly” for a reason!  This salad is loaded, incredibly filling and satisfying!

Note:  You will most likely have leftover rice and peppers, but that just means you’re all set for tomorrow’s meal!  Score! Continue Reading