Meet another one of our fantastic interns, Bonnie! She’s helped us develop recipes and has shared some energizing tips. Now you can see what she does to stay healthy and energized!
School: I am currently a graduate student studying Nutrition and Public Health at Columbia University. I also just got back from a year in Paris, where I studied French Cuisine and Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu.
Favorite Healthy Food: Apples! If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, apples would definitely be it! They’re great alone or with a nut butter as a snack, mixed into rice or vegetable dishes at a meal (my favorite thing to mix them with is sweet potatoes or butternut squash!), or cooked with a little bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice as a dessert.
Favorite Healthy Recipe: Roasted vegetables and quinoa. I try to eat seasonally so my foods are extra flavorful, so right now my favorite vegetables to roast are broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower.
How I Get My Energy Naturally: Plenty of sleep and exercise. My friends and family love to poke fun at me for “having a little kid’s bedtime” because I need my sleep! 8-9 hours a night is a must for me, so I often go to bed around 930 or 10 pm. This also allows me to get up and get a good workout in in the morning before I start my day. Nothing beats the combination of a good night’s sleep and a good run to make sure I have energy all day long!
My favorite workout: I am a running fanatic – I feel like I can’t run enough! I recently started competing in marathons. My most recent marathon was this past October in Chicago. I finished in 2 hours and 58 minutes. For my training, I run 6-7 days a week, with a lot of easy runs along with some track workouts, long runs, and fast runs. If I had to choose, I think I would have to pick track workouts or long runs as my favorites. They are both so challenging while you’re doing them, but the sense of accomplishment when you’re done is amazing!