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5 Grocery Stores Near UCLA That You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Remember our last post on grocery stores? Well, it’s time to upgrade your grocery shopping experience to the next level. Los Angeles encompasses an incredibly diverse community, and – lucky for us UCLA students – a handful of fabulous niche grocery stores are concentrated in the West L.A. area. Here is Mojo’s list of the top five grocery stores near UCLA that you probably haven’t tried yet, so you’ll never get bored of grocery shopping. (more…)

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Dorm Room Recipe: Breakfast Cookie

IMG_20140414_151557092Finally, the words you’ve been waiting to hear: You can eat a cookie for breakfast! A no-bake, healthy (and delicious) cookie, that is. This recipe is really easy to make in your dorm room or apartment, and is perfect if you’re running late in the morning. You just mix up the dough the night before, press it into cookie shape and refrigerate it overnight.

Oats, nut butter, chia seeds and banana are the perfect satiating combo to give you energy all morning. You’ll start your day off on a healthy foot, while still getting to eat a massive cookie. Plus, you can throw in whatever mix-ins you’d like (chocolate chips, anyone?) and get creative with the toppings. (more…)

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Dance Marathon: Homemade Granola Energy Bars

Amy Giroux / Daily Bruin Ice packs are ready, costumes are laid out, and multiple shoe options are prepared for every shift change.While capes, neon and sequins are absolutely essential, make sure you’re not leaving the house without the all important dancer fuel. Packing approximately 14.5 grams of protein, these little nuggets of energy are enough to get you through even the deadly night shift of 3 a.m. – 6 a.m. Not to mention, they’re a fraction of the cost of any competing energy bar. (more…)

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Microwaveable Meals: Breakfast in a Mug

Amy Giroux / Daily Bruin

It’s that time again. Finals week is upon us and with it comes junk food, microwave meals and an unspeakable amount of coffee that might as well be injected intravenously.

It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And let’s be real, this next week we’re going to need all the brainpower and cognitive function we can get.

In a week where putting effort into elaborate meals is next to impossible, here are a few ideas that are quick, healthy and fun to give you something that will make you look forward to waking up for that study grind. Another plus, no pans, spatulas or bowls to wash.

And if you’re hitting a wall in the evening, there’s always “Dessert in a mug” to save the day. Because calories don’t count during finals week. (more…)

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Winter Soup: Quinoa-Peach Gazpacho

Amy Giroux / Daily Bruin

Winter means cozy jammies, hot cocoa and warm soups.

But here in Los Angeles, winter never clearly falls within the normally prescribed “winter months.” Instead, we get a hybrid of summer and winter weather with sunshine and rainstorms jumbled together.

We wouldn’t be doing March justice if we didn’t at least celebrate it with a great bowl of soup like the season dictates. But I don’t know about you – a bowl of steaming, hot chili is less than appealing right after a steep walk home under the California sun.

The solution: quinoa-peach gazpacho with crispy spiced tortilla strips. The name alone is a mouthful, but just wait until you taste a spoonful of this soup. Gazpacho is a cold soup originating in the southern region of Spain, served during the summer months because of its refreshing qualities. And because it’s basically almost always summer in L.A., we get to enjoy it early. (more…)

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