How to Choose Climate-Friendly Foods

How Is Climate-Friendliness Calculated? UBC’s climate-friendly food label currently provides you with information on how much GHGs are emitted to produce the ingredients in your meal.  The Climate-Friendly Food Systems (CFFS) label is assigned for each menu item based on its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This is calculated by summing up the GHG emission of … Read more

Cheers to Cherry Season!

Did you know that 95 per cent of the cherries grown in Canada are grown right here in British Columbia? Most of them come from the Okanagan Valley, Similkameen Valley, and Creston Valley. Which means the Kelowna area is literally a cherry mecca! Cherry Quick Facts They’re nutritious! Cherries are packed with vitamins (like C, … Read more

10 Microwave Mug Cake Recipes

By UBCO Food Services Staff Have you ever had a craving for cake, but weren’t up for the hassle of baking an entire cake in the oven, or venturing to the store? Enter the wonderful world of mug cakes! All you need is a mug, a few basic baking ingredients, a microwave, and about two … Read more

Thrive By Eating Well

November is Thrive at UBC! As we navigate these difficult times, you may be feeling stressed or worried, and the isolation of physical distancing may be exacerbating these feelings.  Research points to five ways that can help promote a healthy mind: the Thrive 5 — simple, easy-to-implement ways to help support your mental health.  Eating a balanced diet … Read more

6 Filling Breakfast Smoothies

By UBCO Food Services Staff Smoothies can make a very healthy breakfast—it’s all about the ingredients and keeping reasonable portions. When following these parameters, it is okay to have a smoothie for breakfast everyday.Super healthy breakfast smoothies are quick and easy to make, and of course, they are delicious too!When looking for a healthy breakfast … Read more

Jazz Up Your Popcorn

By UBCO Food Services Staff Need a quick snack? Air-popped popcorn, which is high in fiber and whole grains, is a great choice. But if you’re getting bored of the usual butter-and-salt options, we’ve got eight easy recipes to make your homemade popcorn POP! How to make stove-top popcorn Set a large pot over medium … Read more

7 Things to Do With Ripe Bananas

By UBCO Food Services Staff We’ve all been there: Bought half a dozen bananas with the best of intentions, made it through half of them, and now the others are quickly turning brown, spotted, and sweet in the fruit bowl. You could throw them into the freezer until you have enough to use for banana … Read more

6 Summer Popsicle Ideas

By UBCO Food Services Staff Is there anything more refreshing during a hot day than an ice-cold popsicle? Luckily, with a little ingenuity, you can make your own without leaving the house, as long as you have some popsicle moulds (or even Dixie cups and sticks), some fruit, and a sense of culinary adventure. Here … Read more