Monday, February 20, 2012

Cooking in College: Get the most out of your food budget!

I often find myself at Meijer, thinking these fruits and vegetables are getting expensive, but oh look pizza rolls are on sale for one dollar.  The cost of eating and preparing healthy meals can be expensive.  This may explain why East Lansing has over five pizza places in a two mile radius and the Taco Bell always seems to have a crowd.  If you find yourself spending the majority of your budget on fast food, there are many ways to be cost-conscious when buying your groceries, without passing up nutrition.  Consider these ten strategies as part of a Healthy diet plans for college students to learn how to stretch and get the most of your food budget! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Key to your Heart!

Regular physical activity and a balanced diet, holds the key to your heart!

Whether you’re expecting flowers, chocolates, planning dinner for two or catching a sneak preview of the new movie, This Means War at NCG Cinemas in Eastwood, holidays can come with many indulgences.  On this day of chocolate celebration you may like to know that researchers at Tufts University in Boston believe that a daily serving of dark chocolate, which contains powerful antioxidants, can actually help lower blood pressure.

While today may be a day to celebrate with loved ones, chocolate and candy hearts some indulgences still comes at a price.  Stay safe and healthy this Valentine’s Day with these, Heart Healthy Tips. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Go Green!

Being mid February we are a quarter of the way into the semester and it is the beginning of exam time and for many of us that means staying up to study.  This leaves you up eating snacks, fourth meals and if you’re like me consuming lots of Biggby coffee.  Drinks and snacks loaded with sodium and sugar provide you with a quick burst of energy only to leave you feeling more sluggish later or the next morning. 

Be Spartan Green and then some by incorporating dark green fruits and vegetables into your snacks and meal time that will leave you with lasting energy throughout your day.  (Unfortunately this does not mean a midnight run for Shamrock shakes from McDonalds.)   Y
ou can use the Food Tracker at to track your meals, physical activity and target food groups, it’s simple, easy and free!  To use SuperTracker to see how you’re servings stack up visit,

Monday, February 6, 2012

Click on the video above to learn the single best thing we can do for our health!

Tips for busy college students

As busy college students we often don’t have the extra time to spend cooking or waiting in a 20minute line for a machine at IM West.  As busy pre-professionals we have full plates and a living a healthy lifestyle may be the last thing we want to thrown into the mix.  With my blog I hope to provide tips so that readers can easily incorporate a healthy food plan and quick fitness tips into their weekly routines.

Stay tuned for my next post to learn what the single best thing we can do for out health is…