Healthy College Foods
It’s really tough for most college students to eat healthy food while pursuing their higher education because many of them don’t have much discretionary income. Most of their eating decisions are made with the ideal of trying to stretch any money allocated for food as far as it will go. One of my friends swears that he ate spam sandwiches for the first two years of college until he started to work a part-time job. I don’t know about you but the ideal of having to eat Span everyday makes me a little queasy.
Recently I ran across a great article at The Wannabe Chef, 3 Healthy Foods For College Cooking. The blog is written by Evan, a college student in New England. Evan tries to maximize a couple of things while cooking, using cheaper ingredients that have a higher nutritional value. The 3 items that Evan suggest college students try to incorporate more of into their daily meal plan are eggs, whole grains and nuts.
He likes the eggs for a few reasons. They are high in protein, low in saturated fats and they’re quite inexpensive. Did I forget to mention that he’s also a vegetarian. The second item that he recommends to his fellow college students are whole grains like brown rice and oatmeal. These food items fit well into a college students budget and the way they are prepared goes well with the type of kitchen space that is available to many students living in dorm rooms.
The last item, one that I particular like, is trail mix/nuts which make the ideal snack. These are items that anyone can easily grab to curb those hunger pains while still maintaining a healthy eating lifestlye.
I suggest you travel over to The Wannabe Chef and check out some other great articles that Evan has written.