College Guide : Eating Healthy on a Budget

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.

  1. 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.Image result for csa
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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xx Jill

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. justalittlebite7 says:

    Such great ideas! I wish I had known these things when I was in college!

  2. Emma says:

    I was all about taking leftovers from home if my mom offered them for the weekend! I also totally agree about bringing snacks to class. You’ll eat better and save money by not stopping by the vending machine everyday!

  3. I love this! As a college student I know how expensive it is, I’ve been doing the meal prep and it really does help!

  4. theandeediaries says:

    Super helpful post!

  5. Totally applicable to post-grad life too! I’m the worst at thinking ahead for meals.

  6. I’m not a college student and these tips were still on point! Great ideas and simple!

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