University Munchies

          Staying healthy in university can be tough! Whether it is because your fridge is too small, your roommate lives off junk food, or it may be easier to shop at fast food restaurants or eat in the cafeteria. Eating that way isn’t necessarily cheaper, or healthier. But never fear! With these dorm-friendly snacks you’ll be ready to tackle your day with a bunch of energy and a full stomach. All you’ll need is a microwave and a toaster.

Who wants S’more?

          S’mores for breakfast? Heck yes! A little oatmeal with a kick will be perfect for those early morning workouts or study sessions before class. Adding chocolate or marshmallows to your breakfast won’t hurt you, especially if it’s in moderation. This delicious recipe should help you kick-start your day full of energy, until lunchtime.

          Microwave oats and water together, for 2 minutes on high. Stir until thick. Add in cinnamon. Top with chocolate chips, marshmallows and a graham cracker. And you’re in heaven!


  • 1/2 Tbsp Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 Cup Whole Grain Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Jumbo Marshmallow (cut up)
  • 1/4 Large Whole Grain Graham Cracker


Banana Breakfast Bread!?

          My personal favorite, Banana Breakfast Bread, is perfect for pretty much any time! Late night studying, pre-workout snack, you name it. This simple treat will keep you going and it is so easy to make! Toast your bread, cut up a banana, drizzle a little honey on top and a dash of cinnamon. If you’re feeling extra daring, add some chunky peanut butter.


  • 1 Slice Whole Grain Toast
  • 1/2 Banana Sliced and Mashed
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon Toast Seasoning
  • Drizzle of yummy honey!


by Emese Leta



12 Reasons Why I Like Cheese Better Than Pretty Much Anything Else

1.Brie tastes even better when melted than when solid
2.Cheddar can be white or yellow
3.You can eat cheese with every meal of the day or even a snack
4.Cheese tastes good with other things and good alone
5.There are special plates meant just for cheese
6.My aunt makes a great bread bowl with melted cheese inside
7.Grilled cheese tastes even better with ranch (my other favourite food)
8.Once Beyonce ate cheese
9.Cheez-whiz is the condiment version of cheese. Few foods have their own condiments
10.The average american consumes 33 lbs of cheese annually. I consume 33 lbs of cheese weekly
11.Cheese can be any type of fancy you want it to be
12.Cheese will be always be there for you
TLDR Cheese is sacred and should not be disrespected

-Teal imbeau


Online Grocery Shopping

Don’t want to travel to Safeway? Birtto and others can help you.

It’s time for class. You wake up, and look in the fridge. You manage to find some waffles, but you know that you need to go grocery shopping after class today. Unfortunately, it started raining(as expected of Raincouver), and you feel exhausted after stening to your professors’ crazy lectures. You don’t really want to make the special trip out to Save-on-Foods to buy some food, but you know that you need to. The struggle is real.

Does this sound all too familiar to you? Even with all the technological breakthroughs and lifestyle changes in the past couple of decades, grocery shopping hasn’t shown much improvement in terms of convenience.unnamed

BUT, there are options for you! There are now companies that allow you to grocery shop online and have all your food delivered straight to your doorstep which is just as economical as physically shopping. Birtto, a company which specializes on UBC students, is someone who can help you. Check them out at their website HERE 

By Irene Chen




With Midterms Ending

By Gabi Diner

Residence Advisor

With midterms ending, and finals around the corner (sadly), everyone is starting to think of their study crunch schedules. Along with late nights comes the wave of unhealthy snacks and high sugar/caffeine drinks to keep you awake during the early morning hours. Be nice to your body and brain this finals season, and dig into some healthy study snacks and drinks!

1) Frozen Grapes



Go to the supermarket and get some seedless grapes. Stick ‘em in your freezer overnight.

These crunchy, super sweet delights always make a fun study snack. You can also pop them into your water as delicious grape ice cubes.

2) Apple and Peanut Butter


Warm up some peanut butter in the microwave and slice your apples for a crisp’n’smooth study snack. This snack is perfect for keeping the hunger at bay, and satisfying your rich food cravings.

3) Trail Mix


Go to your local grocery store and dabble in the bulk foods isle – you can make your own scrumptious trail mix. It’s easy to sneak in some dark chocolate among the dried fruit and nuts, and good for you too, in small quantities. If you’re not sure what you like, there are many pre-packaged trail mix baggies to pick from.

4) Coffee and Tea


Yep, it’s time to ditch the energy drinks and caffeine pills. You can get all the wakefulness you need from a nice cuppa joe or tea. Coffee gives you a quicker caffeine fix, but caffeinated tea keeps your energy up for longer.



Quick n’ Easy Recipes with Chloe 3.0

On Today’s Menu:
Prosciutto, Arugula & Tomato Naan Pizza
downloadThe last recipe that I would like to share is one of my favourite dinner meals: prosciutto, arurula and tomato naan pizza! You can usually buy naan bread at the grocery store which is much faster than making your own dough! Try for whole wheat naan bread if you want to be healthier! Other ingredients to spice things up: smoked salmon, pesto sauce instead of tomato sauce, or mini shrimp!

YIELD: Makes 2 pizzas // 8 slices
1 (8.8 oz.) package Stonefire Naan (2 pieces)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup shredded mozzarella
10 thin slicesprosciutto, torn into smaller pieces
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup fresh arugulaProscuittoArugulaTomatoNaanPizza-51

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place naan on a large greased baking sheet and brush tops with olive oil (1 Tbsp. each). Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup mozzarella. Top with prosciutto, tomatoes and remaining cheese.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Sprinkle fresh arugula over top of each pizza. Slice and serve.



Quick n’ Easy Recipes with Chloe 2.0

On Today’s Menu:
Crispy Baked Yam FriesCrispyBakedSweetPotatoFries-1-600x858

The second recipe is some classic crispy baked yam fries! These are great sides to every meal! Or even good as a snack! They are super healthy compared to the deep fried fries you buy at restaurants!

YIELD: Makes 3 large servings


3 sweet potatoes, peeled
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
Generous amounts of salt, pepper and desired spices (see below for ideas)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Slice sweet potatoes into thin, uniform fries. Toss fries in olive oil, cornstarch, and desired spices. Lay fries out in one layer on prepared baking sheets, making sure not to crowd the fries, otherwise they will steam and not crisp up.

Bake for 30 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning. Serve warm with ketchup, Ranch dressing, or your desired dipping sauce.

Enjoy and get ready for my final recipe next week!


Quick n’ Easy Recipes with Chloe

On Today’s Menu:

California Cobb SaladCobb salad
The first recipe is a Cobb Salad which usually have for lunch after class, it is really light but will keep you going until dinner time! I also like to add avocados and substitute the chicken with some beef for added protein!

YIELD: Makes 4 servings


4 slices low-sodium bacon
3 large eggs
10 ounces baby spinach, rinsed and pat dry
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup chopped plum tomatoes or halved grape tomatoes
2 avocados, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/3 cup crumbled feta or blue cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

California Cobb Salad Recipe[6]DIRECTIONS:

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess grease. Roughly chop into small pieces and set aside.

In a small pot, add eggs and cover with cold water. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 10-12 minutes. Drain, rinse eggs with cold water, carefully remove shells, and chop into small pieces. Set aside.

Just before serving, toss spinach with olive oil and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add bacon, eggs, chicken, tomatoes, avocado, and crumbled cheese. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Enjoy and watch for a new recipe coming next week!

By Chloe Lam
Residence Advisor