OXEDOS Food Truck at PSU

The OXEDOS Food Truck serves college campuses in the Boston and northern New England areas and made a visit to Plymouth, NH on Saturday, May 5th. The OXEDOS Food Truck visited Plymouth State University for its annual “Spring Fling” event.  When first looking at the word OXEDOS it seems hard to articulate, but given the literal translation of [ek-suh-duh’s] and the definition: “a migration of city-style street foods to college campuses” the name becomes much clearer and is actually a very clever play on words.
 PSU students were fortunate to have the OXEDOS Food Truck parked on campus until late in the evening where they could sample delicious sandwiches from the limited, but tasty menu items.  Prospect Dining Hall was closed Saturday evening and students were encouraged to enjoy a meal on the town or at the OXEDOS Food Truck as part of their meal exchange option.
Some of the delectable fare that students enjoyed included a classic Grilled Philadelphia Steak & Cheese Sandwich, a Liberty Bell Hoagie made with Sausage and Peppers & Onions and a Devil’s Pocket, which consisted of shaved Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese and Sauerkraut. For the vegetarian population, there was a Veggie Quesadilla with Roasted Vegetables, Black Beans & Pepper Jack Cheese or a Grilled Peanut Butter & Nutella Sandwich from which to choose.  We hope to see the OXEDOS Food Truck back in this neck of the woods at a date not too far in the future!
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Friday Nutrition Tip

5 Foods to Keep in Your Dorm

(according to the Registered Dietitians over at HealthCastle)

For more details go here – http://www.healthcastle.com/healthy_pantry_foods.shtml

1.Canned tomatoes

2. Microwave popcorn

3. Whole wheat frozen waffles

4. Whole grain crackers

5. Frozen vegetables

Add a box of whole wheat pasta to that list and you’ve got yourself a meal!

What foods do you have in your dorm room?

What Do I Eat Before an Exam??

Check out this link for tips on how to eat for your next big exam.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2189053_eat-properly-before-exam.html

According to Joy Bauer, Today Show resident dietitian:

“Whether it’s a morning or afternoon exam, pre-test meals should consist of high-fiber carbohydrates plus some lean protein. This winning combination leads to an awake and alert student who’s ready to conquer.”

Some ideas:

  • Scrambled eggs with cheese, salsa and whole grain toast
  • Bowl of oatmeal with dried fruit and sliced nuts
  • Turkey and cheese sandwich with vegetables on whole wheat bread
  • Granola bar with a glass of milk

What do you fuel up with before a big exam?

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American Kitchen

What’s inside an American kitchen?

By: Melissa Dahl

Source: http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/21/9452242-whats-inside-an-american-kitchen

Ever wanted to peek inside your neighbor’s fridge? Here’s the closest you can get without being creepy. The NPD Group recently released its Kitchen Audit 2011, a giant report published every three years that examines the contents of the average American kitchen.

Among the fun facts the survey uncovers: More than 30 percent of American households have go-to dinner recipes that they turn to once a week (or more). Close to 20 percent of households have a favorite dessert they eat at least once a week. The more you earn, the more likely you are to own a food processor. And larger households — five people or more — are more likely than singles to keep marshmallows, frosting, Mexican foods and breakfast foods stocked.

The average American kitchen always has …

1. Yogurt


2. Eggs


3. Cheddar cheese


4. Soy sauce


5. Solid pack pumpkin

But never has …

1. Acai berry juice


2. Fresh artichokes


3. Fresh turnips


4. Mincemeat in any form — can, jar or package


5. Almonds

What’s in your fridge?

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Easy Ways to Lighten Up Your Mexican Fiesta

Salsa and Guacamole
By Lauren Innocenzi
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican feast? It doesn’t have to break the calorie bank. South of the border fare can be nutritious, delicious and fun! Follow these tips and remember: “Enjoy every single bite of your healthy choices with friends and family, and use moderation,” says Ximena Jimez, MS, RD, LD, Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Click here to read the complete story: http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6442469607

Friday Nutrition Tip

Make a Yogurt Parfait!

Visit our yogurt bar today in Prospect Dining Hall!

Yogurt parfaits can be a satisfying snack to hold you over until your next meal – they contain a serving of fruit, a whole grain and a serving of dairy which has protein in it to help you feel fuller longer. Yogurt parfaits also make a great dessert!

Click here for reviews of different yogurts – http://www.healthcastle.com/product-listing.html?catid=5

1. Start with yogurt of your choosing.  Low fat or nonfat is best. Choose Greek, Australian or regular, it doesn’t matter which style you prefer. And there are so many kinds to try!  Plain is the best, but flavored is all right too.  Just watch the sugar content because it increases with the various flavors.  Although, dairy contain naturally occurring sugars which you also have to take into account (about 12g per 6oz serving).

2. Next, add your favorite fruit. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, pineapple, dried cranberries or raisins. It’s up to you!

3. Add a whole grain. Choose granola, oatmeal or other whole grain cereal.

4. If you want add other things like sliced almonds or chocolate chips too.  Mix and match!

Eat and Enjoy!

What do you put in your yogurt parfaits?