Eating Habits

Healthy and Festive Saint Patrick’s Day Smoothies

Green smoothies are a great way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.  Not only are they delicious, but they are also nutritious. Here are our favorite recipes just for you!

Vanilla-Banana Smoothie (With a twist!)


  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • Green food coloring


Is Your Coffee Habit Healthy?

Coffee has become a staple beverage for busy college students, and for many, an extra shot of espresso is the only thing getting them through the day. But is this a healthy habit?

Well, there’s good news and bad news for coffee lovers. 

Five Places to Order Takeout in Tempe

We don’t know about you, but ordering in has become the highlight of our week during COVID times. There’s nothing like getting your favorite meal delivered to your door and curling up for an episode of your favorite show. Here are five Tempe takeout spots you won’t be able to resist dialing up this semester, curated by a Tempe local.

1. The Dhaba

Order by phone: 480-557-8800

Making Healthy Headway at Home

The stay-at-home orders have made staying well a new challenge for most. Between the tempting loaves of sourdough bread you might have been baking and the rising temperature spoiling your afternoon run around the block, you may feel it’s impossible to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, you have access to strategies to help you adapt to this current state of living!

How to eat healthy during the holidays

The holiday season is here, and that means the hot chocolate will be flowing and the desserts will be plentiful. You shouldn’t deprive yourself of your favorite treats, but it’s important to remember that holiday goodies shouldn’t take over your normal diet. Here are a few tips to help you out!

1. Don’t go grocery shopping or to the party on an empty stomach

Healthy College Recipes: Microwave Nachos


Nachos don’t always sound like the healthiest option, but if done correctly, they can be nutritious and easy to make! This microwave nacho recipe can be prepared in a dorm room and will be ready to enjoy in as little as five minutes!


Healthy College Recipes – Vegetarian Tacos

Trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but you just can’t stop eating Taco Bell? Well, here’s a vegetarian friendly taco recipe that will keep you full and satisfied, maybe even send you into a food-coma. This recipe makes two tacos, but they’re definitely thick, so you can alter the measurements to your liking!


Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction

The dreaded “Freshman 15,” an extra 15 pounds students are said to gain their freshman year of college, is something that has haunted incoming students for decades. However, college newbies may rest easier knowing that they aren’t at a high risk of such a hefty weight gain, and the “Freshman 15” is largely a myth.

The Food-Mood Connection

It is widely known that food has a direct impact on the body, but did you know that your diet can also affect your mind?

Your brain is constantly working, and it uses the nutrients obtained from the food you eat as its energy source. See how your brain might work differently running on healthy meals vs chips and soda?

Shake Smart comes to the SDFC


Calling all fans of acai bowls, protein shakes and smoothies! Shake Smart, a company specializing in healthy on-the-go options, is moving into the SDFC and will have its grand opening on Aug. 28 where all regular-sized drinks will be free! The grand opening will run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., same as the company’s regular operating hours.

Shake Smart was created by college students for college students, with the goal of providing fresh options for those with little time to stop and eat.