It is a long time since I was at university sadly, I finished back in 2003! Here I have a guest post for you from a fellow blogger Eve who is a Student and shares her tips for students on how to eat healthily on a student budget! Eve writes a blog called Total for Tea which can be found here
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Five tips for eating healthily on a student budget
As a student, it is so tempting to eat unhealthily. With McDonalds and its friends always round the corner and greasy food being easy to do at home, you can slip into bad habits fast. But actually, eating well can be cost-efficient and really easy to do. Here are five tips for eating healthily on a student budget:
Only have black tea/coffee
The amount that you spend on your half-weekly pint of milk soon adds up… and can get especially costly when your flatmates are nicking it! Having black tea and coffee stops you from having to buy milk at all, and it reduces the fat content you’re consuming.
These are an absolute dream to have as a student trying to eat healthily. For 80p for a 1kg bag, you can make flapjacks, which you can pack with fruit and seeds to get a vitamin kick, and then make into breakfast bars. Porridge is also quick to make before lectures – just use soya milk instead, and add berries on top.
Buy fruit and veg reduced
Supermarket reduced aisles, usually around 5-7pm, are treasure troves for fruit and veg simply because they go off so fast. However, you can buy them and they will still be safe to eat for a few days more. Blend them up into a smoothie or a soup to make them last even longer!
Salads are so cheap to do, and you can buy the ingredients for them which will last for a good week. An iceberg lettuce is 50p from Aldi and Lidl, and you can get a big bag of frozen veg for under a pound anywhere. A drizzle of lemon and a pinch of salt, and you have a yummy student salad!
Hot dishes such as curry and pasta will freeze well, and you can make them really healthily too. With pasta you can get wholegrain fusilli for 60p, and do a tomato-based sauce and veg. The same applies to curry – mix some curry powder and herbs in with your veg and add a protein, and have some cous cous on the side.
Will you be passing these tips onto your kids who are away at university? Or maybe you’re a student yourself who needs a health boost? Let us know in the comments!
Total for Tea is the travel and lifestyle blog of Eve Smallman, an English Journalism student. She can be found pacing around Nottingham, sipping a good brew, or typing frantically at her laptop. If you have enjoyed this post do pop over and say hello to her on social media and check out her blog.
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