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Healthy Recipe for Vegetable Lasagna. By Our Foodie and Pharmacy Student, Emma Robinow.

I read food blogs like it’s my job and I always love to try new recipes. Living on a student budget, I don’t have much money to spend on food, so I love recipes that are healthy, taste good, and make a lot of food. I try to bring leftovers for lunch every day so that I have a satisfying lunch at a minimal cost that I know I will enjoy. Here is a recipe for vegetable lasagna that I love to make on the weekend – the prep and cooking time together take about an hour and a half and the result is amazing!

Vegetable Lasagna


1 jar of pasta sauce (I typically use Newman’s Own Tomato and Basil sauce)

16 oz 2% cottage cheese

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

9 whole wheat lasagna noodles

8 oz grated mozzarella cheese

4 cups mixed vegetables (I like to use spinach, mushrooms, carrots and broccoli)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray an 11 x 8 glass baking dish.
  2. Place three uncooked noodles in the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Cover with 1/3 of pasta sauce, 1/3 of cottage cheese, 1/3 of mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of vegetable mixture.
  4. Repeat until all ingredients are used and then sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour.

I hope you enjoy this vegetable lasagna as much as I have. On days when I have a little extra time and energy, I like to make roasted red pepper, artichoke, and rosemary focaccia to serve with it (see the photo below) – there’s nothing better than soaking up the sauce from the lasagna with fresh bread. Enjoy!


Recipe slightly adapted from: www.katheats.com

Five Tips to Build a Healthy Diet. By Our Pharmacy Student (Who is Also a Dietician, so You Better Listen!), Emma Robinow

Eating healthy is hard, especially with the hectic schedules that most Americans have today. Here are five tips to help you build a healthy diet:

  1. Make at least half your grains whole grains – look for the words “100% whole grain” or “100% whole wheat” in the ingredients section of the food label. Another easy way to spot whole grains is to look for the whole grain stamp on the front of the package. A simple way to increase whole grains in your diet is to choose brown rice instead of white.
  2. Satisfy your sweet tooth – save sweet items such as yogurt or fruit for the end of your meal. This will help you increase dairy and/or fruit intake and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. Some tasty dessert options include grilled peaches or yogurt topped with fruit and granola.
  3. Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet – try to fill up half of your plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal. Choosing a variety of colors will help ensure you get a variety of vitamins and minerals. Frozen vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh vegetables and are an easy way to keep vegetables on hand at home.
  4. Choose lean protein – there are many ways to incorporate lean protein into your diet. Good choices include lean beef or pork, chicken, turkey, beans, peas, or tofu. Try to eat at least two servings of seafood, such as salmon, trout, or herring each week.
  5. Use a smaller plate and savor your meal – eating slowly and truly enjoying the taste, color, and texture of your meal will help you to feel satisfied and may keep you from eating too much at one sitting. Using a smaller plate (a salad plate instead of a dinner plate) can also help control portions and keep you satisfied.

For more information such as healthy eating on a budget, menu and recipe plans, and a free food and physical activity tracker go to www.choosemyplate.gov.

Meet Our New, Fourth Year Pharmacy Student for April, Emma Robinow!

We’d like to introduce you to our pharmacy student for the month of April, Emma Robinow. Emma is a fourth year student who will be graduating in May from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. She’ll spend her month long rotation with us learning all about independent pharmacy.

Emma grew up and still lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio (near Dayton). She spent the last several years commuting to Columbus for classes. She hopes that after graduation, she’ll be able to cut her drive time down and spend less hours on the road by working closer to home.

Here is what Emma had to say about herself:

“I graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B. S.) in dietetics from the University of Dayton in May of 2008. I then completed a year-long internship at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio. I really enjoyed the internship, but realized that dietetics wasn’t quite the right fit for me, so I kept searching and applied to pharmacy school at Ohio State. When I started pharmacy school in 2009, I had never worked in a pharmacy. The past four years in pharmacy school, however, have shown me that I made the right decision by choosing pharmacy.

“I spent a lot of time this past year setting up a Medication Therapy Management program at a small pharmacy in Yellow Springs. This project helped me realize how much I enjoy the small town pharmacy setting. I am excited to graduate in May and would love to someday work for an independent pharmacy in the Dayton area.

“In my spare time, I enjoy being active and outdoors. I play tennis and volleyball, enjoy hiking with my dog, Dale, or relaxing at home with a good book. Lately, my time has been consumed with planning my wedding in September. I became engaged to my fiancée, Jake, while zip-lining in the mountains near Boone, NC.

“I am looking forward to spending the month of April at Plain City Druggist. Please stop by and say hello!”