New year, new food

January is almost over and if you haven’t started working toward your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, now is the time. It can be hard to eat healthy on campus when you are constantly surrounded by pizza, burgers and ice cream, but it is possible. Here are some healthy but tasty suggestions for breakfast and dinner that you can try in both dorm and apartment kitchens.

Breakfast: Whole Wheat French Toast


1 egg

2 slices of whole wheat bread

1/2 cup of skim milk

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Cinnamon, to taste (optional)

Nonstick cooking spray or butter


Mix skim milk, egg, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a bowl until egg yolk is dissolved and mixture is light yellow in color. Heat skillet to medium heat and add butter or nonstick cooking spray. Dip one slice of bread into your mixture, both sides and be careful not to let it sit too long or it will get too soggy.

Place the bread on the skillet and let it sit until that side is golden brown. Then flip it and cook it for another three or four minutes.

Top off with sugar free syrup, berries or both!

Dinner: Vegetarian Stir Fry


1/2 cup of brown rice

Small pieces of vegetables of your choosing; try broccoli, carrots and peppers

Sauce of your choosing: try soy or teriyaki

Olive oil


Follow instructions on the rice bag, making sure you adjust it for a 1/2 cup. Get a deep skillet, on medium heat, pour the olive oil and all your vegetables in. Cover and let steam for about eight to 10 minutes. Put your sauce on, to taste, and stir for about five to six minutes. Place rice in a bowl and top off with veggies.