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piecesinprogress:

Although this list is primarily targeted to a dorm kitchen, these are really great meals for anyone going back to school or busy with work. With all of them you should always feel free to customize them with the fruits or veggies YOU enjoy! This collection of recipes are what I think are best suited for college because of 3 factors.
They store well. You can make them ahead of time and most of them will actually get better as they sit in the fridge and the flavors meld together.
They are easy to make. Even recipes that require cooking are made in 1 pot making your cooking & clean up a breeze. Plus the only equipment you really need is a knife, cutting board, and pan.
They travel well. These are recipes you can eat cold or at room temperature. They’re perfect to throw in your bag on the way to the library, local cafe, or wherever you’re meeting your friends.

Bonus! Every recipe on this list is gluten free. Recipes with a ** are vegan!


BREAKFAST
I don’t know about you, but whether I was going to an 8 AM class or a 10 AM class, it was never easy to get out of bed and breakfast certaintly wasn’t a reason to give up that last 5 minutes of sleep! That in mind, I picked these recipes because they can all be made ahead of time or in less than 1 minute. They’re perfect to grab and enjoy on the way to class (or even in class if you have one of those rare but wonderful professors who lets you have food!).
Banana Spice Chia Pudding 170 calories, 3g fat, 27 carbs, 9g protein
Berry & Date Yogurt Bowl 165 calories, 0g fat, 30 carbs, 19g protein
Chia & Banana Spice Yogurt Bowl 246calories, 3g fat, 35 carbs, 20g protein
Mango Coconut & Granola Yogurt Bowl 225 calories, 5g fat, 24 carbs, 20g protein
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars 98 calories, 4g fat, 12 carbs, 6g protein
Raspberry Coconut Chia Pudding 175 calories, 5g fat, 24 carbs, 9g protein
Raspberry Pineapple Yogurt Bowl 133 calories, 2g fat, 16 carbs, 13g protein
Strawberry Fields Chia Pudding 165 calories, 3g fat, 23 carbs, 9g protein
Strawberry, Tart Cherry & Granola Yogurt Bowl 246 calories, 4g fat, 32 carbs, 20g protein
MAIN DISHES
What makes a main dish great for college is its ability to be made ahead (preferably with 1 pan or less) and stored easily. Each of these recipes is designed to be made ahead of time and portioned into single serving jars. Pick one or two recipes per week, prep them out and you’re set!
**Black Bean Rainbow Salad 272 calories, 10g protein, 37 carbs, 11g protein (salsa, sauteed veggies, spinach, avocado)
**Brown Rice Sushi Bowl 265 calories, 9g fat, 36 carbs, 10g protein (avocado, edamame, carrots, nori)
**Brown Rice Fiesta Bowl 340 calories, 13g fat, 45 carbs, 16g protein (tempeh, salsa, beans, peppers, avocado)
Chilled Pad Thai Jars 312 calories, 9g fat, 50 carbs, 8g protein
**Edamame Rainbow Salad 240 calories, 9g protein, 23 carbs, 14g protein (tahini dressing, zucchini, nori, cabbage)
**Loaded Mexican Rice 280 calories, 2g fat, 56 carbs, 11g protein
**Mediterranean Brown Rice Bowl 312 calories, 12g fat, 42 carbs, 9g protein (avocado, zucchini, hummus, spinach)
Pesto Quinoa Jar 250 calories, 6g fat, 38 carbs, 15g protein
Quinoa Burrito Jar 308 calories, 6g fat, 45 carbs, 17g protein
**Quinoa Rainbow Salad 293 calories, 9g protein, 44 carbs, 9g protein (hummus, tomatoes, spinach, avocado)
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Jars 275 calories, 6g fat, 46 carbs, 11g protein
SNACKS
What makes a dessert good for college? Well… just about anything sweet seems like a good idea but the goal is to avoid the sugar crash that comes after a big unhealthy treat. These recipes include better for you ingredients like dates & oatmeal but will still satisfy your sweet tooth without the burn out!
Magic Bars 125 calories, 7g fat, 15 carbs, 2g protein
Black Bean Brownies 80 calories, 2g fat, 12 carbs, 5g protein
Parmesan Chips (per chip) 7 calories, 
Vanilla Almond Protein Date Truffles 55 calories, 1g fat, 10 carbs, 3g protein
Zucchini Oatmeal Mini Muffins 42 calories, 1g fat, 8 carbs, 1g protein

piecesinprogress:

Although this list is primarily targeted to a dorm kitchen, these are really great meals for anyone going back to school or busy with work. With all of them you should always feel free to customize them with the fruits or veggies YOU enjoy! This collection of recipes are what I think are best suited for college because of 3 factors.

  1. They store well. You can make them ahead of time and most of them will actually get better as they sit in the fridge and the flavors meld together.
  2. They are easy to make. Even recipes that require cooking are made in 1 pot making your cooking & clean up a breeze. Plus the only equipment you really need is a knife, cutting board, and pan.
  3. They travel well. These are recipes you can eat cold or at room temperature. They’re perfect to throw in your bag on the way to the library, local cafe, or wherever you’re meeting your friends.

Bonus! Every recipe on this list is gluten free. Recipes with a ** are vegan!

BREAKFAST

I don’t know about you, but whether I was going to an 8 AM class or a 10 AM class, it was never easy to get out of bed and breakfast certaintly wasn’t a reason to give up that last 5 minutes of sleep! That in mind, I picked these recipes because they can all be made ahead of time or in less than 1 minute. They’re perfect to grab and enjoy on the way to class (or even in class if you have one of those rare but wonderful professors who lets you have food!).

MAIN DISHES

What makes a main dish great for college is its ability to be made ahead (preferably with 1 pan or less) and stored easily. Each of these recipes is designed to be made ahead of time and portioned into single serving jars. Pick one or two recipes per week, prep them out and you’re set!

SNACKS

What makes a dessert good for college? Well… just about anything sweet seems like a good idea but the goal is to avoid the sugar crash that comes after a big unhealthy treat. These recipes include better for you ingredients like dates & oatmeal but will still satisfy your sweet tooth without the burn out!

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heyfranhey:

How To Improve Your Workout (And Results): Planes Of Motion

Kai Wheeler writes:

If you are looking for guidance when it comes to exercise selection this video is for you! The primary objective of any workout program should be functionality, including exercises that translate to everyday activities. Many traditional exercise routines focus on isolating one muscle group at a time in one plane of motion. This is problematic because our bodies are designed to move in dynamic patterns utilizing prime movers, secondary movers and stabilizer muscles. If you overtrain one muscle group in one plane of motion you are not using your body as an integrated system of movers. The three planes of motion are sagittal, frontal and transverse.

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smoothiesweetheart:

Cherry Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe
Ingredients: 1 cup frozen cherries, one frozen banana, and 1/2 cup orange juice. 
Method: Thaw the frozen fruit in cold water until it’s all just a little mushy. Break up the banana into three smaller pieces to make blending easier. Put all of the ingredients in a blender, blend to your desired consistency, top with chia seeds, then enjoy!

smoothiesweetheart:

Cherry Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen cherries, one frozen banana, and 1/2 cup orange juice.

Method: Thaw the frozen fruit in cold water until it’s all just a little mushy. Break up the banana into three smaller pieces to make blending easier. Put all of the ingredients in a blender, blend to your desired consistency, top with chia seeds, then enjoy!

healthfitnessfoodhumour:

4 Exercises To Help Tone Your Core

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino, shares four moves you should try to strengthen your core and better your balance.

1. The Matrix - Start standing with feet hip-width apart. Imagine you’re standing in the center of a clock, with 12 o’clock directly in front of you. Bend knees and elbows to prepare to jump. Swinging your arms for balance, jump toward 1 o’clock, and landing on your right foot and keeping your left knee up. Pause, then jump back to center. Repeat to 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock, then, landing on your left foot, to 11 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and 7 o’clock. Do three sets.

2. The Plank Row - Hold a dumbbell in each hand, and get in plank position with your hands on the dumbbells and your feet wider than shoulder-width apart. Raise the dumbbell in your right hand until your elbow passes your torso, pressing the left dumbbell into the floor for balance. Lower your arm, and repeat on the other side. Continue alternating; do 10 reps on each side. Do three sets.

3. Legs for Days - Holding a dumbbell in your left hand, stand with feet hip-width apart. Take a big step forward with your right foot and a big step backward with your left foot, and then raise the dumbbell toward the ceiling, keeping your arm straight. Bend both knees simultaneously, keeping right knee over right ankle, never lowering the dumbbell. Pulse up and down; that’s one rep. Do 10 reps, and then switch sides. Do three sets on each side.

4. Stand and Deliver - Holding a dumbbell in your left hand, stand with feet hip-width apart. Raise your right foot a couple of feet off the floor, bending right knee 90 degrees. Raise your left arm so your elbow is at shoulder-height, then bend it 90 degrees. Extend left arm to press the dumbbell toward the ceiling while simultaneously clenching your right fist at hip level. Pause, then lower your left elbow to 90 degrees again and relax your right hand, but don’t lower your foot. Do 10 reps; then switch sides. Do three sets on each side. (Source: Cosmo)

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thingshmmm:


In the ancient practice of ayurvedic medicine, summer is known as Pitta season – a fiery period characterized by the qualities of heat, lightness, sharpness, acidity, intensity, and oil. During this season, it’s common for people to suffer from Pitta-induced physical imbalances, like inflammation, irritation, and infection; as well as mental issues like anger, jealousy, and agitation.
What I find so fascinating about this practice is that it actually provides ways in which we can calm both our bodies and our minds from within – and it all starts with food.
During the summer, it’s best to consume foods that are bitter, sweet, cooling, and astringent in nature, as these work to balance out the hot, oily, sharpness of the Pitta season.


(via How To Cool The Body From The Inside Out | Free People Blog)

thingshmmm:

In the ancient practice of ayurvedic medicine, summer is known as Pitta season – a fiery period characterized by the qualities of heat, lightness, sharpness, acidity, intensity, and oil. During this season, it’s common for people to suffer from Pitta-induced physical imbalances, like inflammation, irritation, and infection; as well as mental issues like anger, jealousy, and agitation.

What I find so fascinating about this practice is that it actually provides ways in which we can calm both our bodies and our minds from within – and it all starts with food.

During the summer, it’s best to consume foods that are bitter, sweet, cooling, and astringent in nature, as these work to balance out the hot, oily, sharpness of the Pitta season.

(via How To Cool The Body From The Inside Out | Free People Blog)

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collegiateveg:

THE COLLEGIATE VEGAN SMOOTHIE ROUND UP
Ginger Apple SmoothieGreen apple, beet, carrot, ginger, coconut water, ice
Papaya PassionBanana, papaya, canned coconut milk, ice
Blueberry BlissFrozen blueberries, banana, coconut water
Sunshine SmoothieOrange juice, grapefruit, banana, grapes
Chocolate Green MonsterKale, almond milk, banana, chocolate hemp protein powder, peanut butter, ice
Pumpkin PiePumpkin puree, almond milk, cinnamon, maple syrup
Almond Coffee FrapCoffee, almond milk, vanilla extract, iceWatermelon LemonadeWatermelon, lemon juice, coconut water, ice
What’s your favorite smoothie?

collegiateveg:

THE COLLEGIATE VEGAN SMOOTHIE ROUND UP

Ginger Apple Smoothie
Green apple, beet, carrot, ginger, coconut water, ice

Papaya Passion
Banana, papaya, canned coconut milk, ice

Blueberry Bliss
Frozen blueberries, banana, coconut water

Sunshine Smoothie
Orange juice, grapefruit, banana, grapes

Chocolate Green Monster
Kale, almond milk, banana, chocolate hemp protein powder, peanut butter, ice

Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin puree, almond milk, cinnamon, maple syrup

Almond Coffee Frap
Coffee, almond milk, vanilla extract, ice

Watermelon Lemonade
Watermelon, lemon juice, coconut water, ice

What’s your favorite smoothie?

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get-up-n-go:

be-healfit:

I wrote this article on my blog, but thought it could be great to share it on Tumblr with all of you. So here it is : a HUGE list of 100% healthy smoothies! I hope it will be useful ;) 
Almond

Almond and Orange Smoothie
Elvis Smoothie
Cherry Almond Smoothie
Spiced-Banana Almond Smoothie
Almond Milk and Berry Smoothie
Healthy Almond Butter Smoothie
Apple 


Apple and bananas Smoothie
Carrot-Apple-Ginger Smoothie
Apple-Avocado-Banana-Grape Smoothie
Red Apple Smoothie
Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie (vegan, gluten free)
Apple-Oatmeal-Peanut Butter-Cinnamon Smoothie
Apple Pie in the Sky Smoothie
Apple-Avocado and Mint Smoothie

Apricots


Simple Apricot Smoothie
5 Apricots Smoothies
Apricot-Banana Smoothie
Apricot Peach Smoothie
Apricot Mango Smoothie
Oats and Apricots Smoothie
Apricot Apple Smoothie
Avocado 


Quick Avocado Smoothie
Avocado Blueberry Smoothie
Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
Avocado Banana Kiwi Kale Smoothie
Avocado Mango Smoothie
Avocado Pear Smoothie
Strawberry Avocado Coconut Smoothie
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Bananas
Bananas and Peanut Butter Smoothie
Bananas and Kiwi Smoothie
Bananas, strawberries and Flax Smoothie
Bananas and pears Smoothie
Bananas and Mango Shake
Bananas and peach Smoothie
Groovy Smoothie
Banana Blast II
Bananas and Orange Smoothie
Tropical Cooler Smoothie
Carribbean Health Drink
Blueberry 

Wild blueberry Soy Shake
Heavenly Blueberry Smoothie
Very Berry Blueberry Smoothie
Razzy Blue Smoothie
Lemon Berry Smoothie
Blueberry Mint Smoothie
Celery 

Celery Cilantro Smoothie
Celery and Apple Berry Delight
Banana Celery Smoothie
Carrot Celery Orange Ginger Juice
Mango Banana Pineapple Spinach Celery Smoothie
Celery Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie

Cherry 

Cherry-Bananas Smoothie
Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie
Cherry Soy Yogurt Smoothie
Cherry Peach Smoothie
Cherry Vanilla Bean Oatmeal Smoothie
Lush Cherry Coconut Smoothie

Chocolate 


Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana Milkshake
Orange Chocolate Breakfast Drink
6 Chocolate Smoothies Recipes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Monster Smoothie
Ultra-Chocolate Smoothie 
Healthy Chocolate Banana Shake
Cinnamon 


Cinnamon Acai Smoothie
Orange Cinnamon Smoothie
Bapple Cinnamon Smoothie
Cranberry Vanilla Cinnamon Smoothie
Wake Up Smoothie
Apple, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, Oatmeal Smoothie

Citrus 

Citrus Energy-Boosting Smoothie
The Ultimate Citrus Smoothie
Citrus and Spice Smoothie (vegan and Gluten free)
Citrus Berry Smoothie
Healthy Citrus Spinach Smoothie
Tropical MangoCitrus Smoothie
Coconut 

Coconut and Banana Smoothie
5 Minute Vegan Breakfast Smoothie
Coconut Almond Smoothie
Strawberry Coconut Smoothie
Coconut Avocado Smoothie
Key Lime Coconut Smoothie
Coconut Vanilla Almond Butter Smoothie
Creamy Coconut Date Shake (vegan)

Cranberry 

Cranberry-Orange Power Smoothie
Cranberry Smoothie
Cranberry Coconut Smoothie
Cranberry Apple Smoothie
Cranberry Vanilla Cinnamon Smoothie
Cranberry Green Tea Smoothie
Cranberry and Raspberry Smoothie

Fig 

Fig and bananas Smoothie
Mango Banana Figs Smoothie
Vanilla Fig Smoothie
Figs Almonds and Banana Smoothie
Fig Blueberry Not so Green Green Smoothie
Fig, Oats and Banana Smoothie
Ginger 


Ginger Berry Smoothie
Oranginger Smoothie
Banana Ginger Energy Smoothie
Mango Ginger Strawberry Smoothie
Kale Ginger Smoothie
Green Ginger Apple Smoothie

Grapefruit 

Fresh Grapefruit Juice Smoothie
5 Grapefruits Smoothie Recipes
Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
Kiwi Basil Grapefruit Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

Kale 

Kale and Banana Smoothie
Kale, Orange, Banana Smoothie
Hala Kahiki Green Smoothie
Kale Spinach and Pear Smoothie
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
Kale Sunrise Green Smoothie
Peacock Kale Smoothie
Kale Banana Chia Superfood Smoothie
Pineapple Mint green Smoothie
Kiwi 


Kinaja Smoothie
Kiwinaberry Cream Smoothie
Kiwi Sensation
Sour Smoothie
Kiwi Pineapple Smoothie
Mango Kiwi Peach Spinach Smoothie
Kiwi Fruit, Ginger, Banana Smoothie

Mango 


Gloomy Day Smoothie
Mango Pineapple Green Smoothie
Mango Peach Smoothie
Pawpaw and Mango Punch
Basil Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Honey Mango Juice
Mango Mint Lassi with Indian Sweet Spices Smoothie
Melon 

Melon Blackberry Smoothie
Melon Lime Cooler
Cantaloupe Yogurt Smoothie
Melon Strawberry Smoothie
Triple Melon Smoothie

Mint 

Thin Mint Green Monster
Banana Mint Slush
Strawberry Mint Green Smoothie
Healthy Choc-Mint Smoothie
Cucumber Apple and Mint Cooler 

Nectarine 


Nectarine Sunshine Smoothie
Cinnamon Nectarine Smoothie
Apple Nectarine Smoothie
Lime Mango and Nectarine Smoothie
Blueberry Nectarine Smoothie
Oatmeal 

Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie
Blueberry Mapple Smoothie
Strawberry Oatmeal Chia Smoothie
Mocha Banana Breakfast Smoothie
Pomegranate Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Ginger Berries and Oats Smoothie

Orange 

Orange Glorious
Orange Snowman
Janie’s Amazing Smoothie
Tropical Pineapple Mango and Orange Smoothie
Orange Push Up Smoothie (vegan, gluten free)
Peach Orange Smoothie

Papaya 


Papaya Surprise Smoothie
Supergirl Summer Smoothie
Banana Papaya and Spinach Smoothie
Papaya Ginger Smoothie
Papaya Ginger Mint Smoothie
Raspberry Papaya Smoothie
Peach 


Peach and Banana Smoothie
Strawberry Peach Smoothie
Ginger Peach Smoothie
Cherry Peach Smoothie
Peach Green Smoothie
Honeyed Peach and Dates Smoothie

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Smoothie
Green Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie
Dairy-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Peanut Butter and Strawberry Smoothie
Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie
15 Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes
Pear 


Cinnapear Smoothie
Pear-fect Smoothie
Spinach Pear Ginger Green Smoothie
Pear Ginger Cinnamon Oat Smoothie
Sweet Pear Green Smoothie

Pineapple

C-Blast Smoothie
Pineapple and Banana Smoothie
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
Pineapple Sunrise Smoothie
Tropical Tea Smoothie
Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
Pumpkin 

Apple Pie Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Protein Drink
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Smoothie
Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie

Raspberry 

Raspberry and Blackberry Smoothie
Raspberry Fudge Smoothie
Raspberry Mango Smoothie
Orange Raspberry Banana Chia Smoothie
Blushing Apple Smoothie
Berry Kale Smoothie
Rhubarb 


Rosy Rhubarb Smoothie
5 Rhubarb Smoothie Recipes you’ll want to try
Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie 
Rhubarb Green Smoothie
Berry Rhubarb Smoothie


Spinach 

Spinach and Strawberry Smoothie
Spinach and Kale Smoothie
Green Slime Smoothie
Green Monster Smoothie
Kid Approved Green Smoothie
Strawberry



Strawberry and beet Smoothie
Strawberry-yoghurt Smoothie
Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
Cool-Off Smoothie
Red, White and Blue Fruit Smoothie
Strawberry, Orange, Banana Smoothie
Quick Start Breakfast Drink
Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothie
Sweet Potato 


Sweet Potato and Banana Smoothie
Better than Ice Cream Sweet Potato Smoothie
Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
Luscious Sweet Potato and Almond Smoothie
Refreshing Sweet Potato and Peach Smoothie
Tofu 


Tofuberry Smoothie
Raspberry, Banana, Tofu Shake
Vegan Vanilla Milkshake Smoothie
Blueberry Power Smoothie
Banana Cocoa Soy Smoothie

Watermelon 


Watermelon Bliss Smoothie
Watermelon with a Hint of Mint
Pink Watermelon Smoothie
Watermelon Kiwi Smoothie
Watermelon Yogurt Mint Smoothie


this is beautiful

get-up-n-go:

be-healfit:

I wrote this article on my blog, but thought it could be great to share it on Tumblr with all of you. So here it is : a HUGE list of 100% healthy smoothies! I hope it will be useful ;) 

Almond
Blueberry 
Citrus 
Coconut 
Cranberry 
Fig 
Grapefruit 
Kale 
Mango 
Peanut Butter
Pineapple
Pumpkin 
Raspberry 
Watermelon 

this is beautiful

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yummyvegan:


Vegan Corn and Tomato Salad
Prep time:  5 mins
Cook time:  5 mins
Total time:  10 mins
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
4 ears Corn (cut kernels off cob, about 3 cups)
1 large Tomato (diced)
1 pint Grape Tomatoes
½ Lemon – Juice and Zest (about 1 tablespoon juice)
1 tablespoon EV Olive Oil
¼ cup Fresh Basil (measured then minced)
Sea Salt and Pepper
Instructions
Cook the corn: you can grill it (before you cut it off the cob) or saute it in a pan
In a large bowl combine the cooked corn, tomatoes, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, and basil and some salt and pepper
Stir it up & eat

Photo + Recipe by http://www.girlmakesfood.com/

yummyvegan:

Vegan Corn and Tomato Salad
Prep time:  5 mins
Cook time:  5 mins
Total time:  10 mins
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
4 ears Corn (cut kernels off cob, about 3 cups)
1 large Tomato (diced)
1 pint Grape Tomatoes
½ Lemon – Juice and Zest (about 1 tablespoon juice)
1 tablespoon EV Olive Oil
¼ cup Fresh Basil (measured then minced)
Sea Salt and Pepper
Instructions
Cook the corn: you can grill it (before you cut it off the cob) or saute it in a pan
In a large bowl combine the cooked corn, tomatoes, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, and basil and some salt and pepper
Stir it up & eat