Saturday, September 7, 2013

Healthy Eating Tips for Busy College Students

This year, I moved off campus and I love it. The only downside is that I have to make my own meals and make sure that I am eating healthy. I love to cook but being a college student, an engineering college student, limits my time sometimes. These are my main ways of keeping healthy and eating well. 
1. Make breakfast something quick but filling.

Usually for breakfast, I have coffee with honey, an apple or banana and a protein bar. On the weekends, I make breakfast sandwiches but this is a fast filling breakfast for those busy mornings. (I tend to not be the happiest in the morning so this was my attempt at a smile. It was more like talk to the apple, friend.)

2. Make lunch something simple but delicious. Enjoy your midday break.
I usually study after class so I bring lunch with me. Tuna with hummus on cucumbers is one of my favorite fast easy lunches that gets better the longer it sits. Pack a fork and knife and it's good to go.
When I have my longer day on campus, I bring a mason jar salad piled with goodies. This salad had moroccan lentils, chia seeds, peppers, homemade vinaigrette and spinach. An apple was the sweetness and I had a baby apple juice with it. It takes two minutes to make but it tastes AMAZING.
 3. Snack on healthy snacks while studying. 

When I'm studying, I tend to eat yogurt or snack on grape tomatoes or carrots. I like light snacks that aren't too bad for my diet as well as healthy.
 4. Make dinner that is fast, decadent and enough for leftovers.

There are those nice weekend nights where I have a little time to cook. This recipe is so simple. Radiatore pasta, a Parmesan Basil Recipe Starter, three Dorot Chopped Basil cubes and a ton of parmesan cheese and garlic. I always doctor up jarred sauce but they really are so convenient. I made enough pasta to last me like 3 meals. It was so enjoyable.

Hopefully, these tips help you to live a healthier happier college life. 

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