It’s no doubt that eating healthy, cooking, and college don’t always go together.
From late days of studying, to grabbing the quickest/cheapest fast food option nearby, it’s easy to pack on many of those pounds before you dawn your graduation stole and gown.
So what are some tips to avoid eating out all the time?
MainStreet.com has a great (and short) article on 10 meal starters that you should always keep in your kitchen. Cooked correctly, these will keep you full, be nutritious options, and your spending low.
Check out the full article here.
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It goes without saying that if you live in a fraternity or sorority house, one of your biggest concerns is a brother or sister getting sick the week before finals, and then the sickness spreading. And possibly worst, missing your graduation!
Between a mix of bad nutrition, lack of sleep, and germs, this makes for prime breeding grounds for germs.
Today’s post touches on the subject of superfoods as presented by Tim Ferriss.
As a long time follower of his books and methodology, we’re glad to see different not-so-common foods being introduced to the “masses.”
Have you heard of Tumeric, Green Coffee Beans, or Elk Antler Velvet?
Read about these super foods and a bunch more unique ones at his post today.
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For those who have read our blog for a while, you know that we often like to cover college hacks and kitchen hacks to help you save time and eat healthier and smarter.
Today’s post features a recent article on LifeHacker about frozen food and the concept of “reinventing it”
What exactly does that mean? Well from a financial perspective, going with frozen food isn’t always the most cost effective. Some meals can cost you $5 or more, and in terms of contents, not provide much nutritional value either.
Take for example the frozen pizza, as lifehacker says
“One of the biggest wastes of money is frozen pizza. It seems cheap because delivery pizza costs about twice as much, but if you’re only feeding yourself you don’t need an entire pizza in one sitting.”
So, what are the tips? For me personally when I’m buying frozen food, I’m looking for options where I can add fresh ingredients. Take for example Lean Cuisine meals. Adding in some fresh tomatos to the pasta or rice dishes goes a long way to keeping me more full and healthier.
Don’t have time to keep fresh produce in your refridgerator? Go for the frozen vegetables route. Often you can find vegetable medleys in the supermarket and picking up a bag or two of these could last you for week.s
Now if you’re a big fan of rice dishes, one of the recommendations is to grab a slow cooker. This will help you slow cook foods overnight and then wallah! Have food ready for the following day.
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A healthy diet isn’t easy to maintain in college, we know, we’ve been there. Often meals default to what’s left in the pantry or the closest and quickest trip to a fast food joint. Stocking up on healthy foods can be a chore in itself but also pricey if you’re not sure of what exactly to get.
The post from PickTheBrain covers the basics of Raw Foods. If you’re interested in changing up your diet, check out the post!
A few of our quick tips:
1) Limit your “dining out trips” to x weekly. Instead of going cold turkey and throwing out all fast food dining, tone it down and set a weekly limit such as 2 or 3. Adjust accordingly.
2) Split groceries with roommates. When buying vegetables and produce split the tab to ensure nothing gets spoiled before it can get eaten.
3) Eat a healthy breakfast. Often your breakfast can set the tone for the rest of the day. Fill up on healthy cereal, oatmeal or fruit and watch your day start flying by.
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