Eating healthy in college can be extremely difficult, especially when your finances are tight. While it can seem nearly impossible to eat healthy all the time, there are ways to stretch your money and get some quality, healthy meals in.
- In the warmer months, shop local markets. Produce is fresher which means it will last a few more days, plus the vendors can give you tips on how to prepare it.
- See if your housemates will go in a CSA membership . You can typically choose between different size boxes that you either have delivered or can pick up straight from the farm.
- Think ahead. Buy a large spaghetti squash and cook it on Sunday afternoon. One large squash can typically make 4-5 meals for one person. Watch your local flyers for when meat goes on sale and stock up.
- When you go home for the weekend and your mom offers to pack you the leftovers, take them! Even if you don’t eat them, your housemates will love you for it.
- Bring snacks to class with you. The night before class, throw some carrots, celery, granola, etc. in some plastic bags and put them in your book bag when you leave for class the next day. This way you’re less likely to grab something out of the vending machine between classes.