Living with your parents you were probably relatively healthy. With your packed veggies, smoothie in the morning. Your mom was always making sure you got your protein in. Gym every day, getting in that grind. But then something changed, college happened. In the college brochure they leave out that most initiation activities center on binge drinking, all-night parties, and late-night eating. And let’s be clear it’s not a salad you’re craving after a long night out. You might even develop a routine of sleeping all day, binge-eating Netflix and chill days, or stocking up on red-bull for a late-night cram session for your mid-terms. You’re a student , and eating healthy doesn’t fit in your budget. But here’s some healthy hacks that every lazy and broke student should learn.
Healthier Homemade Versions Of Late-Night Snacks
Late-night eating is part of being college usually this happens at your hottest local pizza or takeout spot. Even though Pizza is delicious, you can save plenty of money and make healthier versions of your fave snacks, like pizza toast, pizza bagels, bruschetta or pizza on a pitta. You could even top it with some healthy veggies. Even buy delicious dips like guacamole or salsa and dip some pitta in. And just like that you’re a little bit healthier and have saved some extra money for the week!
Learn To Cook Some Healthy, Easy Meals
Learning some simple and cheapy easy meal recipes can be a lifesaver in college. Whilst most students staple go-to food is pasta, you could switch it to brown pasta, brown rice or rice noodles. You can serve it with a variety of sauces and even change it up! Also, eggs can become your friends and are super easy and healthy to make! What’s even better, eggs on avocado toast YUM! Grab some friends and get together to make easy meals. Make it a fun process instead of feeling guilty and wasting money! You should look up some easy recipes and can even throw in some healthy salads once in a while if you’re up to the challenge!
Stock Up On Healthy Snacks
Healthy snacks can be your best friend when you’ve got the munchies. Instead of candy and chips, how about sliced veggies or berries. Other cupboard-fillers include cans of vegetable soup, oatmeal packets, eggs, brown rolls, tuna cans, berries and yogurt, frozen veggies. You can also satisfy any mid-afternoon craving with some nuts, whole wheat crackers and cheese, apples and peanut butter or veggies and hummus. If you want to step it up, head over to Trader Joes and get yourself some dried mango and coconut chips!