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The Health Benefits of Coffee

Posted by: on September 28, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

Tomorrow is National Coffee Day, so it’s only right that I highlight all the perks of this wonderful beverage.  Here in New England we are madly in love with coffee.  We have a coffee shop on every corner, drink iced coffee year round, and are just about the only region in the country that drinks coffee milk.  Once viewed as an unhealthy habit, coffee (black coffee, that is) is slowly building a better reputation thanks to new research findings.  1.  Lower risk of cardiovascular disease.  I

Tomorrow is National Coffee Day, so it’s only right that I highlight all the perks of this wonderful beverage.  Here in New England we are madly in love with coffee.  We have a coffee shop on every corner, drink iced coffee year round, and are just about the only region in the country that drinks […]MORE

Foods That Help You Focus

Posted by: on September 20, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

As a college student, you need a sharp mind and mental clarity now more than ever.  The foods that fuel your body can play a huge role in how well you focus in the classroom.  Rotate these foods into your diet on a regular basis for maximum benefit.  Remember, the effects are not instant but over time you will be sure to build a strong, healthy mind.Salmon & Tuna:  These fish in particular are high in omega-3s, the healthy fats that are associated with improved mood and concentration.Whole

As a college student, you need a sharp mind and mental clarity now more than ever.  The foods that fuel your body can play a huge role in how well you focus in the classroom.  Rotate these foods into your diet on a regular basis for maximum benefit.  Remember, the effects are not instant but over […]MORE

Egg-cellent Breakfast

Posted by: on September 14, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

There was a time where people thought eggs were entirely bad for you.  Good news!  Eggs are actually packed with tons of nutrients.  They are one of the cheapest sources of high quality protein with about 7 grams per egg.  They also contain biotin, Vitamins A, E, D, K, B12, and riboflavin.  It’s true that the yolk is high in cholesterol, but research has shown that this has much less of an impact on your blood cholesterol than trans fats and saturated fats.  Most healthy people can consume one

There was a time where people thought eggs were entirely bad for you.  Good news!  Eggs are actually packed with tons of nutrients.  They are one of the cheapest sources of high quality protein with about 7 grams per egg.  They also contain biotin, Vitamins A, E, D, K, B12, and riboflavin.  It’s true that the yolk […]MORE

4 Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels

Posted by: on September 7, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

You’re consistently getting 6-8 hours of sleep, but you’re still feeling a bit sluggish.  What gives?  There are a lot of factors that play into your energy levels throughout the day.  Some of them might surprise you.  One key thing to remember – food is your fuel!  Make sure you are filling your body with the right kind.  Here are some tips to keep you feeling your best:1.  Drink more water.  Yes, being even mildly dehydrated can really slow you down.  Water performs several vital functions in

You’re consistently getting 6-8 hours of sleep, but you’re still feeling a bit sluggish.  What gives?  There are a lot of factors that play into your energy levels throughout the day.  Some of them might surprise you.  One key thing to remember – food is your fuel!  Make sure you are filling your body with the […]MORE

Welcome Back! What’s New at PC Dining

Posted by: on August 31, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

After a blazing hot summer (hopefully) filled with fun and relaxation, it’s time to hit the books once again.  Welcome back, Friar Family!  As you all return to campus fur another unforgettable year you’ll notice some changes we have made to enhance your dining experience.  First off, every menu board in Alumni have been revamped to include calorie information about each item.  The FDA recently updated their regulations for certain foodservice operations, requiring that every item on their menus

After a blazing hot summer (hopefully) filled with fun and relaxation, it’s time to hit the books once again.  Welcome back, Friar Family!  As you all return to campus fur another unforgettable year you’ll notice some changes we have made to enhance your dining experience.  First off, every menu board in Alumni have been revamped to include calorie […]MORE

The Best Health & Wellness Apps

Posted by: on August 18, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

Thanks to technology tracking your health and fitness is easier than ever. Whether you use your phone, Fitbit, or other means of technology you can track anything from you steps to workouts even sleep patterns. Here’s a list of some of the best apps I’ve come acrossMyFitnessPal- This is one of my favorite apps because of all that it does and it’s free. Depending on your stats and goals it calculates your macronutrient distribution (carbohydrates, protein, fat) for the day, total calories to be

Thanks to technology tracking your health and fitness is easier than ever. Whether you use your phone, Fitbit, or other means of technology you can track anything from you steps to workouts even sleep patterns. Here’s a list of some of the best apps I’ve come acrossMyFitnessPal- This is one of my favorite apps because […]MORE

So What is ‘Clean Eating’?

Posted by: on August 11, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

Clean eating’s been around for a while now but starting to gain in popularity again. Since seeing it at Panera and various product labels I thought it was time to bring some light to it. So what is clean eating? Basically what it boils down to is eating whole natural nutritious foods. It focuses on cutting out highly processed foods that contain an array of additives, salt, sugar, saturated, and trans fats. The bulk of what’s consumed while ‘eating clean’ is fruits, vegetables, whole grains,

Clean eating’s been around for a while now but starting to gain in popularity again. Since seeing it at Panera and various product labels I thought it was time to bring some light to it. So what is clean eating? Basically what it boils down to is eating whole natural nutritious foods. It focuses on […]MORE

Burger Make-Over

Posted by: on August 4, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

 Grilling and BBQ season is upon us. Most of what we grill is high fat processed meats but it doesn’t all have to be that way. By substituting some of the ingredients you can make a perfectly healthy burger that’s still tasty. First start with the bun. Swap the regular white bun for a whole wheat version with more fiber, use whole wheat sandwich thins, or ditch the bread all together and use boston or bibb lettuce to wrap up your burger. Next, veggies, veggies, and more veggies. Opt for low fat

 Grilling and BBQ season is upon us. Most of what we grill is high fat processed meats but it doesn’t all have to be that way. By substituting some of the ingredients you can make a perfectly healthy burger that’s still tasty. First start with the bun. Swap the regular white bun for a whole […]MORE

DIY Banana Ice Cream

Posted by: on July 28, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

It wouldn’t be summer without some ice cream. Here’s a recipe that still allows you to indulge without all the added calories. Not to mention it’s easier than you might think…Yield: 2 Servings Ingredients2 frozen bananasSplash of almond milk1/2 cup dark chocolate chips1 Tbsp of walnuts DirectionsPeel banans and freeze over night. Place bananas in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add a splash of almond milk until desired consistency. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Serve and enjoy!

It wouldn’t be summer without some ice cream. Here’s a recipe that still allows you to indulge without all the added calories. Not to mention it’s easier than you might think…Yield: 2 Servings Ingredients2 frozen bananasSplash of almond milk1/2 cup dark chocolate chips1 Tbsp of walnuts DirectionsPeel banans and freeze over night. Place bananas in a food processor and […]MORE

Cha Cha Cha Chia

Posted by: on July 14, 2016   |Comments (0)|Dining at PC

What used to be our favorite growing chia pet has become the new super food. Incase you haven’t figured it out yet, our ‘chia pets’ were actually just chia seeds until we realized we’re better off eating them. These little seeds are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, and in only 3 tablespoons contain 6g of protein, 11g of fiber, as well as vitamin E, iron, calcium, and magnesium. Add them to your yogurt, hot and cold cereal, smoothies, salad, and the lists goes on. If

What used to be our favorite growing chia pet has become the new super food. Incase you haven’t figured it out yet, our ‘chia pets’ were actually just chia seeds until we realized we’re better off eating them. These little seeds are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, and in only 3 […]MORE