Preparing for Life after College

It may be difficult to ditch the convenience of the dining courts as a college student and transition into cooking for yourself but Purdue student Jacob Leffler said it’s easy to make a meal plan and save money cooking, even with the stress of college life. Leffler enjoyed the dining courts his freshman year but with…

Spring Break Food Flicks

I absolutely love Netflix, but during the school year I just do not have enough time to binge watch my favorite TV shows. As we take a week long break at Purdue, I thought I would recommend three documentaries that will change your perspective on food. Farmland “Farmland will take you on an intimate look at…

Easy Recipes to Make in the Microwave

With spring break approaching, many students are swamped with midterms, reports and group projects. Although you may be busy, making time to eat nutritious food is important. Whether you’re naturally skilled at studying or find it difficult to focus or retain learned information, healthy foods may improve your capabilities. Studies show that typical American diets contain too few…

Schools across the nation celebrate National Breakfast Week

Throughout the week of March 6-10, 2017 schools will participate in various activities and programs to promote eating a healthy breakfast. Social media shares the story powerfully and even McDonald’s looks to promote eating breakfast on March 13, learn more through my storify assignment.

Preview: Superfoods Demonstration

Superfood or super-fad? Lately, I have been seeing a lot of articles and recipes including superfoods. You may be wondering what a super food is, it is a very ambiguous term. Superfoods are defined as a food that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person’s health. While doing…

Golden Arches look to Revamp

With parents not around to whip up a home-cooked meal and the stress of midterms before spring break, at Purdue the convenience and price of a meal at McDonald’s is the golden ticket for students. Recently McDonald’s has announced they plan to return to growth after the loss of “hundreds of millions” of visits by customers who drifted away as the…

Indiana’s oldest drive-in at Purdue

I still remember driving onto Purdue’s campus for a college visit and asking myself “What the heck is Triple XXX?”. It wasn’t until my freshman year that I realized ‘eat at Triple X’ makes nearly every Boilermakers’ Purdue bucket list, that it is a time-honored tradition, was even featured on the Food Network and that…

Preview: Consumer Perceptions of Food Focus Group Study

As the world population continues to grow and the average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm according to the American Farm Bureau , the consumer perceptions of food have also changed. Mikaela Wieland is a junior in Purdue’s College of Agriculture and she is working to better understand consumers’ perception of food, and she needs…

Sunday Brunch at O’Charley’s

Sunday morning rolled around pretty quickly after a fabulous weekend enjoying the beautiful weather, watching Purdue beat Michigan State and spending time with friends. With my family in town, we decided to try out O’Charley’s Sunday brunch. Last weekend I blogged about the latest brunch boom. So this weekend, my parents and I decided to try…

Fresh Produce on Campus

When thinking about Purdue University, located in the corn belt, you would assume that there would be an abundance of fresh foods for students to enjoy. Purdue senior Ally Wong said that the availability of fresh produce has changed dramatically over the past three years. “Moving to Indiana from California, I was really surprised to find…

Cheap and Easy Recipes for Students

There are many ways to eat well without breaking the bank while paying college tuition, cutting a check for rent and buying books. Ramen may be your go-to, but there are many ways that you can spice up your Ramen life without much of a cost.

The Brunch Boom

After a long week of school, there is nothing better than sleeping in on the weekend and joining friends for brunch at a local restaurant or dining court. “Now, brunch has become more popular than ever,”said the Washington Post. “The story of brunch is the story of changing patterns in how Americans eat, live and…