University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Author Jessica Richards


Loaded with good-for-your heart ingredients, this recipe gets an extra heart bonus due to the polyunsaturated fats found in the edamame and the monounsaturated fats in the extra-virgin olive oil. Serving Size: 1 Cup | Yield: 5 Cups | Method:… Continue Reading →


Black beans & rice is a staple on the Nicoyan blue zone menu and are eaten at any meal. It’s often topped with an egg and Salsa Lizano, a bottled Costa Rican condiment Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Canola oil 1 cup… Continue Reading →

Eat like a Centenarian

Across the world, several communities are known as blue zones or a set of characteristics that have produced the world’s longest-lived people. Many live to a healthy 100 because their surroundings nudge them to practice the healthiest behaviors: moderate exercise,… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bar Wellness Recipe

Cut back on sugar and enjoy your sweets too! Whip up these tasty treats made with less sugar and wholesome ingredients. Serving Size: 1 Bar | Yield: 16 servings | Method: Bake Ingredients: ½ cup Pumpkin, solid, canned ¼ cup… Continue Reading →

Lentils with Sweet Potato & Kale

Keep your skin healthy with this scrumptious blend of vitamin A-rich veggies and fiber-rich lentils. Serving Size: ¾ cups | Yield: 8 Servings | Method: Diced & Cook Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Olive Oil ½ cup Yellow onions, ¼” diced ½… Continue Reading →

Eating Vegan

We have all heard of individuals who choose to eat vegan, but what exactly does that mean? Eating vegan is defined as deciding to avoid consuming anything that comes from an animal such as honey, meat, eggs, and dairy products…. Continue Reading →

Szechuan Zoodles with Grilled Chicken

Support your immunity with this craveable, Chinese-inspired bowl. Packed with veggies, anti-inflammatory seasonings and lean protein, this dish offers a variety of nutrition your immune system needs. Serving Size: 1 cup zoodles & 1 chicken breast | Yield: 5 servings… Continue Reading →

Allergies VS Sensitivity & How to Navigate Campus

Did you know that you can be sensitive to certain foods but not be allergic to them? Sensitivities do not involve the immune system. They are caused by a lack of enzymes to digest foods properly. Symptoms of sensitivities are… Continue Reading →

Tropical Kiwi Yogurt Parfait

Get a good night’s sleep with this tropical-inspired parfait combination that includes foods rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium and tryptophan – key nutrients that play a role in sleep. Added bonus: kiwi has specifically been linked to improved sleep. Serving… Continue Reading →

The Importance of a Healthy Gut

Have you ever thought about your gut? Over the last couple years there has been a significant increase in research about the gut which is actually called the microbiome. Although our gut AKA microbiome is not on the forefront of… Continue Reading →

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