Oh the joys of travel! While spending a day in Phoenix enrolling my favorite 18 year old at the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism, we met four young women also enrolling, but in their case enrolling to study Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at ASU.
Of course I was fascinated to learn what health means to them, why they are so passionate about the subject, and what they do to maintain their own best wellness as they prepare to begin college in the Fall. So I asked! On the video below you will find their answers, some of which are surprising (as in surprisingly simple, wise and everyday inspiring).
Thanks to Morgan Willis for his expert videography. WCBJ is lucky to have him! And ASU is lucky to have Taylor, Sabrina, Charmaine and Destiny. Good luck to all of you.
If you are a college student or have a child heading off to school soon, here are my top five student-smart, healthy recipes anyone can enjoy any time:
- Brahmi Bark
Brahmi Bark literally makes you smarter. It helps with concentration, memory and focus while offering a healthy way to address chocolate cravings.
- Golden Milk
Full of turmeric, Golden Milk has many health benefits including addressing skin problems that can plague teens. Warm milk also helps with sleep, which is so crucial to good health and a sharp mind.
- Primal Pumpkin Coconut Bread
For a winning after school pick-me-up or a college care package, this is sugar-free, gluten-free, high protein, clean energy at its most sumptuous.
- Pistachio Truffles
Another great one for a care package or quick anytime energy, these truffles are so easy to make, you almost just have to.
- Yam Fries
For students used to fast food, these yam fries could convert them to healthy, whole food in the first bite. Savory and satisfying, they are as simple to make as slicing, spicing and baking.
Aren’t we fortunate to live in a world where so many are coming alive to the delicious benefits of mother nature’s bounty?
What about you? What inspires you? What are your best practices for everyday wellness?