Thursday, June 24, 2021

Katie Occhipinti

Making the right choices dining out

Dining out can be a pricey experience -- not just for your wallet, but for your waistline. Check out these helpful tips to dining in a healthy and enjoyable way.

The good, the bad and the truth about carbs

Carbohydrates, one of the three macronutrients in food, have become the enemy of many fad diets, making it difficult for us to determine whether or not we should be consuming them. A better question to ask is what kind of carbohydrates we should be consuming.

Spice up your life, healthy and clean

Herbs and spices provide cultural distinction and flavor to meals. But they also do much more. Thanks to mainstream clinical research, Herbalism, the study of using seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers for medicinal purposes is making a comeback.

Listen to your mother: Eat your spinach

Believe it or not, not all vegetables are created equally. Darker green, leafy vegetables generally pack a higher punch of nutrients than light-colored vegetables. Perhaps Popeye was on to something.

Finding joy in helping a neighbor

A Ewing resident finds joy in helping a neighbor.

You need a good diet, there’s no other way

With spring break right around the corner, you may have plans of increasing exercise in order to get in “beach-body” shape, but that is only half the battle. A proper diet is crucial to weight loss success.

If you can’t beat the odds, change the game

With the start of the semester, excuses come easy and exercising becomes hard. One month into 2012 are you still going strong and getting strong?

In ‘Restaurant Week’ Jersey gets the best of both worlds

The College is smack-dab in the middle of two of the best cities on the map, and this month both New York and Philadelphia offer Restaurant Week.

At first taste of salsa, spice is just right

At Tortuga’s Mexican Village, warm chips and homemade salsa hit the table before you even have a chance to take your coat off.

My big fat Greek dinner: Local spot offers authentic cuisine

Paul Tapsas and co-owner Kostas Skordas bring basic, authentic Greek cuisine into our backyard. Mikonos has a diner style feel with a “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” flair.

Stripped-down pizza sticks to bare essentials

A revolution is underway in the world of fast food and four months ago, it reached Ewing in the form of the social media-savvy, health-obsessed pizzeria, Naked Pizza.

The scoop on Halo Farm

There are two things that many college students have in common: We shop on a budget and we love ice cream. Whether it’s the sweet deal or sweet treats, Halo Farm, a grocery store gone micro-dairy, is a heavenly gift for College students.

Local farmer’s market keeps things fresh

The history at the Trenton Farmer’s Market, located only 1.3 miles away from the College, is more deeply rooted than anything being sold.

Work smarter, not harder, this semester

Why not make this year the last time your resolution ever includes “getting in shape” and “losing a few pounds?” Like diets, resolutions usually have...

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