University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Author Jessica Richards

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 →

Blueberry Banana Bread

This low added sugar banana blueberry bread made with whole grains and flax seed is ultra moist and fluffy, loaded with antioxidants from blueberries and the sweet taste of bananas. Serving Size: 1 slice | Yield: 2 loaves or 20… Continue Reading →

A Little June Motivation

Summer has officially started and it is a blessing and a curse when it comes to staying motivated. So what exactly does motivation mean? Motivation is defined as a desire, reason, or willingness to behave or act in a particular… Continue Reading →

White Bean Mango Salad

Eating legumes are linked to improved cognition. This salad combines white beans with fresh mango and veggies, tossed with fresh lime juice and extra virgin olive oil – MIND diet approved! Serving Size: ½ cup | Yield: 10 Servings |… Continue Reading →

Physical Fitness Month

What comes to mind when you think of physical fitness? Many people might imagine working out in a gym at an intense pace or defining physical fitness by the size of muscles. This is not the case! Physical fitness is… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Performance Muffins

These muffins provide great pre or post work-out fuel. Sweet potatoes and banana deliver on carbs and potassium and the added beets provide extra nitrates which are linked to improved athletic performance. Serving Size: 1 Muffin | Yield: 9 Muffins… Continue Reading →

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