Grilled Chicken Kabobs

There’s something fun about eating food on a stick. That’s why we’re getting creative with the ever-popular grilled chicken. All you have to do is slice it up and stick it on a chopstick.

Rosemary Chicken Kabob

Try adding pineapple for some extra fruity zing or cooked veggies for color and freshness.

Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Try dipping your kabobs in ranch dressing for a cool, refreshing flavor. Squeezing some lemon juice over the tops of your kabobs also adds some natural flavor.

http://www.familycircle.com/recipes/chicken/10-things-to-do-with-a-boneless-chicken-breast/?page=5

http://mysimplekitchen.com/rosemary-ranch-chicken-kabobs/

http://www.theironyou.com/2014/04/chicken-souvlaki-kebabs-with-tzatziki.html

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Power Snack

Hummus is the perfect power snack for you to grab from the BLUU post-workout, when you’re heading to class, or if you just need a healthy alternative to dorm room snacking. Hummus is always offered at the BLUU at the Greek Salad Bar in many different varieties, including original, garlic, and black bean. This Greek bean dip is packed with protein, heart-healthy fats, and various essential vitamins. Aside from being delicious, hummus is a great way to get you to eat more vegetables, which can often be hard to incorporate in the college student diet. Pita bread, cucumber slices, and raw broccoli are almost always available both at the Greek Salad Bar and the regular salad bar, so there are many different options for hummus dippers. To take this snack to-go, use paper coffee cups provided by the BLUU as carry-out containers. Enjoy!

Sources: The Huffington Post

Picture: The Ratty Gourmet

Grilled Cheese

Something that can always be found in the BLUU’s Trinity Express section is grilled cheese. Sometimes, the delicacy is even served on rye bread. Grilled cheese is a recipe that’s nearly impossible to mess up, and it’s even easier to enhance.

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Try adding lettuce, tomato, turkey, ham, taco meat, grilled chicken, or beef to your grilled cheese sandwich for a healthy mix of vegetables, grains, meats, and dairy products. A touch of mustard can also add a nice spice to every bite.

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Accompanying your sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup also makes for a classic café style lunch. Try making grilled cheese croutons with your sandwich to further combine flavors.

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You really can’t go wrong with this one! Enjoy your creation!

http://sf.funcheap.com/free-grilld-cheese-day-grilled-cheez-guy-grand-opening-popup/

http://iowagirleats.com/2012/10/19/friday-favorites-roasted-tomato-soup-with-grilled-cheese-croutons/

http://pocketchangegourmet.com/bacon-lettuce-and-tomato-grilled-cheese-sandwich/

Egg White Toast

Although finding a breakfast with sustenance to get you through your morning classes, the BLUU offers a few options packed with protein that can be made in 30 seconds or less.

Egg White Toast:

Egg whites are a complete protein that will function GREAT as part of a quick breakfast. Most mornings, egg whites are already prepared, so you can put some on a slice of toasted whole wheat bread for a quick to-go meal. If you have your own ingredients in your room (or if you strike gold at Market Square), you can even add slices of avocado for an additional healthy fat. We hope you enjoy this quick and easy recipe!

Picture from fullmeasureofhappiness.com

Picture from fullmeasureofhappiness.com

Apple Cookies

Here’s a great alternative to your usual cookie. Instead of the excessive sugar and artificial sweeteners in most cookies, the natural sweetness of an apple topped with the protein in peanut butter makes for a healthy, fresh snack. These cookies will also give you a satisfying boost of energy as opposed to a manic sugar rush.

#Apple #Cookies ~ It’s absurdly easy to make and these “cookies” are even healthy despite it being called “cookies”.

Try topping the cookies with cereal, peanut butter, granola, or drizzled honey.

Also, try experimenting with different thicknesses of apple cookie slices. Enjoy!

http://mrsfork.com/apple-cookies/

Bruschetta

Craving something a bit fresh and savory? Something bite-sized? Here’s a snappy solution for classic bruschetta:

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  1. Grab a bagel or slice of bread and divide it into fourths or thirds. Toasting is optional.
  2. Top each piece with your choice of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olives, sesame seeds, peppers, and spinach leaves.
  3. Add salt and pepper to enhance flavor if desired.

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For a crispier twist, try using saltine crackers instead of bread or a bagel.

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Experiment with a variety of cooked vegetables such as asparagus, carrots, corn, zucchini, or green beans to increase the variety of tastes and colors on your plate.

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www.the-savvy-kitchen.com

https://weekly.blog.gustavus.edu/2009/09/18/cafeteria-creations/

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http://heartofwisdom.com/heartathome/quick-and-tasty-lunch-idea/

http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/10-healthy-spring-dishes-for-picky-eaters-2/

The New PB&J

So we wanted to start off this BLUU blog with some ideas for “new” PB&Js*, since all of the basic ingredients are always available. Here are 3 fun ways to revamp this classic that has become a definite fall-back:

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Add fruit: simply adding fresh fruit, such as strawberries or banana slices, will help change up what can become a boring “entree” while providing an extra serving of fruit!

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Make it a crepe: every once in a while, the BLUU has a whole crepe section. Making a PB&J as a crepe makes it a meal that actually feels like a treat.

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Use pancakes instead: Now when you sleep in on the weekend, you don’t have to struggle with whether to eat breakfast or lunch! Substituting the usual break with pancakes adds a breakfast flair that will be hard to resist.

And, of course, if all else fails, the traditional PB&J ain’t to shabby either. If you think of any new PB&J alternatives, tweet us at @bluublues or Instagram your creation (tag @bluublues) to have it featured here as a blog post!

-This Is How We BLUU

*Recipes borrowed from the Huffington Post