First off, what is a vegan? A vegan is a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products, and can also abstain from using animal products. For example, vegans do not eat eggs, milk, or seafood. Why would you want to be a vegan? In the simplest of terms, having a vegan diet … More Eat Vegan in College
Spinach is one of the most basic, healthiest things to include in your diet. Fresh or cooked, the health benefits of spinach are wonderful. As with many leafy greens, freshness matters, and it’s impossible to get anything fresher than straight from your garden or container. To grow spinach, plant your seeds as soon as possible, … More Spinach: Speedy and Cold-Tolerant Greens
Humans have kept domesticated animals for thousands of years, and they provide us with many benefits, like happiness, companionship, and even tools for survival. Most people take the financial cost of owning a pet into consideration before adopting their new family member, but how many people look at the possible growth of their household’s impact … More Are you a Sustainable Pet-Owner?
Strawberries are wonderful things. The berries, flowers, and squat plants are all very sweet to look at. Anyone who has tried a homegrown strawberry knows that store-bought strawberries just can’t stand up to the ones from a garden. While a strawberry plant may be a bit of a fuss for a college student living on … More Strawberries: Better Homegrown
1. Frozen yogurt-covered berries While blueberries are already sweet, yogurt adds protein to the fruit and will fill you up more than just blueberries themselves. All you need are blueberries, non-fat Greek yogurt, and some parchment or wax paper, and you’re already halfway done! Directions: Dip blueberries in yogurt (using toothpick) and place on wax … More 10 Healthy and Delicious Snacks You Can Make!
Squashes have been in every grocery store since the beginning of October and they will stay on the shelves at least until classes resume after Thanksgiving break. At first glance, squashes don’t look like they could ever be friends with university students: their thick skins and dense flesh – not tasty at all when raw … More The Squashes: Tasty, Cheap and Nutritious
If you live in the Oxford area you might have heard of MOON Co-Op. MOON, a natural food cooperative, stands for Miami Oxford Organic Network. The term co-op means the store is a community, not corporation, owned business that is managed by its members. MOON was started by a group of parents who wanted to … More Hello MOON
Folk music played in background as students, families, and neighbors came together to enjoy the homegrown foods and unique merchandise offered by local farmers. Every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. the city of Oxford hosts a farmers market for the community. The market boasts numerous fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade candles, live music, … More Farmer’s Market Uptown
By Sarah Tyrrell The Miami University Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, better known around campus as SAND, is an organization with a focus on health. Any students who have interest in food and nutrition are welcome to join SAND and take on many of their events and services. On campus SAND holds nutrition workshops … More Featured Green Organization: Miami University SAND
LÄRABAR gets points with me mainly because of its marketing. The name is the first thing I see, and automatically it looks authentic (thanks to the accent above the A). Something about the lettering looks organic and very outdoorsy to me, which makes me believe its many claims on its wrapper. I used to be … More LARABAR Goes Back to Basics