Monday, September 30, 2013

Campus Eats!

Hello again! I hope you’re surviving your first official week of fall quarter 2013 at UC San Diego, your new home away from home!  One of the luxuries of living on campus is having an abundant variety of food types to choose from.  Want a burrito? Head over to Goody’s. Craving pizza? Check out Foodworx. Want a sweet treat? Why not Rogers!

These next posts will introduce you to some of the menu items located within our HDH dining facilities at each college. Regardless of where you’re living on campus, there is a market or dining facility less than a five minute walk away.  Each location has an array of tasty and delicious choices!  Do you have a particular medically necessitated dietary need or lifestyle type of diet that you follow? No worries! We have options that can meet your needs.

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Although I will definitely point you towards some of the best-selling eats at each location, my ultimate goal is to show you how to enjoy a variety of choices while avoiding gaining the freshman 15! C’mon, I wouldn’t be your HDH dietitian if I didn’t throw some better (but still tasty!) choices your way.

Stay tuned for a new unveiling coming soon!

 Interested in learning more about a particular topic? Feel free to email me at or follow HDH on twitter & check Facebook for upcoming events featuring the Taste Buds!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's time for the Taste Buds!

Welcome to the HDH Taste Buds blog! You may have seen my face on one of the table tents at our restaurants or watched me cook with the other Taste Bud, Chef Vaughn, over at The Zone's Tasty Tuesday's events! For those who don’t know me yet, here’s the 411:

 Hi! I'm Liz!
I am the HDH (Housing-Dining-Hospitality) Dietitian here at UC San Diego. I am an advocate for YOUR nutrition, health, and overall wellness. I love to talk about food, recipes, fitness, exercise, hot trends in nutrition, new products on the markets...basically anything that revolves around the health field.

I enjoy creating new recipes using unique flavor combinations that  taste great AND are healthy. Don’t write me off as a food-judger just yet; for me, it’s all about balance and moderation. To satisfy my sweet tooth, I enjoy this latest creation from my kitchen: chocolate fudge peanut butter brownies...made out of black beans. Recipe coming soon!

I live a very active lifestyle and am a huge fan of hiking, rollerblading (it may be retro, but it’s great cardio!), and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of.

I love questions, too! I want to be your go-to place for health & wellness tips, recipes, and even suggestions for hidden gem eateries in San Diego. Thanks for checking my blog out!

Interested in learning more about a particular topic? Feel free to email me at or follow HDH on twitter & check facebook for upcoming events featuring the Taste Buds!