Health Fairs x 2

November 9, 2014

Last weekend, BYL was busy!

On Friday, November 7, we hosted a table Tufts’ Mental Health Day celebration. Led by BYL group members Katie and Edmund, we passed out smoothie recipe cards and discussed several fitness apps that can help you stay healthy and active. We also offered a raffle for 6 iTunes gift cards so that students could actually purchase these apps.

Smoothie recipes we shared:

  • Blackberry and Cinnamon
  • Banana and Nutmeg
  • Chocolate and Almond
  • Blueberry and Almond Butter

Fitness apps we shared:

  • Fitness Point, for weight lifting form and rep counting
  • MyFitnessPal, for keeping track of your daily diet
  • Map My Run, for finding the mileage on your favorite run, bike, and walking routes
  • Sleep Cycle & Power Nap, for making sure you’re snoozing well
  • Fitbit, for tracking activity throughout your day
  • Yoga Studio, for pose ideas

On Saturday, BYL supported a group of Area 1 RA’s at a Health Fair in Miller Hall. This event had stress-reducing coloring books, a mini-yoga class, and some recipe ideas for very simple dorm snacks. The first of these was a 1-min blueberry muffin-in-a-mug, one of BYL intern Grace’s favorite breakfasts that is filling yet slightly sweet. The second was mini cucumber stacking sandwiches, s a crunchy way to get veggies and protein at the same time. Both of these recipes can be made in a dorm room with few supplies and little fuss. See below for our mug-muffin recipe.

blueberry muffin

1 Minute Microwave Muffin in a Mug

  • 1/4 cup quick oats (1 package of instant oatmeal)
  • 1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
  • Small handful of berries (fresh or frozen, optional)
  • A little brown sugar or stevia
  • 1 Tbsp. milk (or soymilk, almond milk, lactose free milk)
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)

Mix everything together in a mug and put in microwave for 1:30 minute. If top is not firm, place back in microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it is cooked.

To switch things up, substitute blueberries with raisins, chocolate chips, or any other fruit.

Entry Filed under: Nutrition,Physical Activity,Recipes,Stress,Tufts Events. .




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