Eating well at university isn't difficult. In fact if done properly eating "clean" will probably save you a fortune. Microwave and processed foods are often expensive and basically, not very good!
Here's some quick ideas to get you thinking about good nutrition, particularly for gym goers. When your next loan payment comes in, why not invest in a good cook book- You want regret it.
Protein Balls (no laughing) Protein is essential for building and repairing muscle. So if you're into fitness these are a cheap and easy way to add protein into your diet, as protein can be expensive. See the ingredients listed below, mix and chuck in the fridge for 30 minutes before cutting to size.
2-3 scoops of protein powder (buy online to save money)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1-2 tablespoons of mixed seeds
1/3 cup of honey
1/2 cup of organic peanut butter
1 cup of rolled oats
Portuguese Tomatoes A lovely energetic recipe adding a new way to eat tomatoes. Tomatoes can be cold or oven heated then honey and seeds applied. Consistency of honey and seeds at your preference.
Mean Green Green juice is all the rage just now and rightly so. It's impact on metabolism and overall wellbeing are well documented and lucky for you it's cheap and easy to make. You need a blender and ingredients. I can't promise this will taste amazing but the health benefits will outweigh the taste.
3-4 handfuls of Kale
1 medium sized cucumber
3-4 sticks of Celery
2-3 (cored) apples
1-2 sq inches of root ginger
So there's three small yet effective recipes to get you started. That's just the type of the ice berg lettuce.
Perhaps invest in a cook book and basic blender and your away. Learn to cook and look after your nutrition at university and you'll be set up for life. (In that department). Enjoy!
A Bit About Our Contributor: Robert James Woodhead - Lecturer of Essential & Core Skills at Edinburgh College
A passionate educator within the FE sector. Student focused and driven by innovation, quality and challenge. Sports background with an ability to adapt, develop and deliver courses across a range of subject areas.