Healthy Snack Alternatives for Finals

Healthy Snack Alternatives for Finals

Finals are upon us. This means stress-eating, binge watching, and a whole lot of procrastinating. Here are five healthy snacks that you can eat all day without gaining stress weight! Apple Slices – Apples are very good for you. They are rich in antioxidants and have been praised as a “miracle food.” Apples are inexpensive and can be found at any grocery store. An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Nuts – Nuts are the perfect snack for someone on the go. A few benefits of nuts are that…

4 Rivers: Barely Four Stars

4 Rivers: Barely Four Stars

  Texas barbecue is incomparable. Hands down the best barbecue I’ve had in my life. So when I got multiple positive reviews for 4 Rivers Smokehouse, I was intrigued. 4 Rivers has a very nice exterior. At first sight, I thought it was an upscale restaurant. There is a To-Go window on the exterior that is also used for pickup orders. I ordered a brisket sandwich with two sides. For my sides, I chose Mac & Cheese and Texas Cornbread. The Texas Cornbread has its name because it has peppers…

Smashburger: Grand Opening, Average Food

Smashburger: Grand Opening, Average Food

By Alyssa Fort Free samples are a great way to get me to try something new. So when I was invited to the new Smashburger on Tennessee Street, I made sure to fit it into my schedule. The event was exclusive to media-only, and there were menu samples provided for the attendees. I was a little skeptical about going because I had never heard of Smashburger, and I am a food fanatic. With that being said, if I haven’t heard of a place, it’s either exclusive to an area I’ve…

30 Minute Chicken/Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

30 Minute Chicken/Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Ingredients: 1 well seasoned chicken breast or ½ pound of medium de-veined shrimp 1 box of penne pasta (or your favorite pasta) 1 jar alfredo sauce 1 lemon or 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 1½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ onion ½ green and red pepper Preparations: Dice onions and peppers to preferred size Chef’s Note: Any meat would work for this recipe, but chicken and shrimp are healthier options, and we always want our readers to keep good healthy alternatives in mind when cooking! Directions:…

Yummly: The Only Recipe App You’ll Ever Need

Yummly: The Only Recipe App You’ll Ever Need

By Alyssa Fort Yay for Yummly!” “Must Download!” “Best food app!” These are just some of the many reviews for the Yummly app. Yummly is a recipe website and app that, “puts every recipe in the world in your pocket.” Yummly uses recipes from top recipe sites (AllRecipes, Epicurious, Food52, etc.), and has unique filters that allow you to choose a recipe that is catered to your taste buds. This is the perfect app if you’re trying to figure out what’s for dinner or if you just want to try…

Grocery Shopping As a College Student, Easier Than You Think

Grocery Shopping As a College Student, Easier Than You Think

By Alyssa Fort Some people may feel grocery shopping is really nerve wracking. It’s a task that is sometimes either put off or avoided altogether. Though, grocery shopping no longer needs to be avoided. Here are some tips that can help relieve the stresses of grocery shopping. Prioritize – Only buy what you need! You don’t need four boxes of cookies just because they are buy one get one free. Make a list – Lists help you get in and out of the grocery store. They help you focus on…

Simple & Hearty Sautéed Asparagus Recipe

Simple & Hearty Sautéed Asparagus Recipe

By Alyssa Fort Ingredients: 1 pound of asparagus 1 onion 2 garlic cloves Olive oil Soy sauce or Maggi Liquid Seasoning Preparations: Rinse & snap off dry ends of aspargus. Chop onions and garlic and set aside. Directions: 1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 2. Add chopped onions and garlic to pan and let sautée for about 5 minutes. 3. Add clipped asparagus to pan and make sure to spread so aspargus covers entire pan. 4. Pour a few dashes of soy sauce or maggi….

College Cooking Essentials: The Crock-Pot

College Cooking Essentials: The Crock-Pot

By Alyssa Fort Though it is no longer a bean cooker as it was intentionally designed for, it is now something even better. The Crock-Pot is a small kitchen appliance that I swear by and think everyone should purchase immediately. As a college student, I am either in class or at work 90 percent of the time. My Crock-Pot really works around my schedule. Any meal I want (literally any meal) I can prepare the night before, toss it in the Crock-Pot around noon, and just let it slow cook…

Healthy Corner: Kale

Healthy Corner: Kale

By Alyssa Fort If you haven’t heard yet, kale is the new black. This consists of everything from kale chips to kale smoothies. Not only is kale rich in nutrients and very delicious (when made correctly) it has tons of health benefits. Kale is a low-calorie weight loss aid, so if you are still sticking to your New Year’s resolution of losing weight, a kale salad or smoothie would be fine. Body wise, kale is good for your eyes, skin and bones.  Kale is very high in protein, fiber, iron,…

Easy and Tasty Recipe: Buffalo Crock-Pot Wings

Easy and Tasty Recipe: Buffalo Crock-Pot Wings

Ingredients 1 bottle buffalo wing sauce 1 stick of butter Onion powder Garlic powder Recipe 1 (4 pound) bag of frozen wings or wingettes (your choice) 1 bottle of buffalo wing sauce (I use Frank’s Red Hot) ½ cup butter 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder Directions Melt butter and combine with wing sauce. Place wings into Crock-Pot and pour onion and garlic powder over wings. Make sure you move the wings around so all wings are coated. Pour buffalo sauce and butter mixture over wings. Cook on…