How to eat healthy on a student budget
Who said students eat pasta every day? It's time to put an end to the rumours! Even with a limited food budget, a student can eat a balanced diet and enjoy it. Nemea Appart'Etud has a few tips...
You can eat healthily without blowing your budget!
We're aware that it isn't always easy to eat a healthy balanced diet when you have a limited student budget and little time for cooking. But believe us, it is possible! You just need to choose your ingredients carefully. Focus mainly on wholegrains, legumes or potatoes (carbohydrates), eggs, white meat or frozen fish (proteins), seasonal fruit and vegetables and tins or frozen fruit and veg that keep well.
Student food budget: top tips
With a limited budget and little time to cook, eating a balanced diet isn't part of your vocabulary. Here are our top tips for eating well as a student:
- Make 3 meals a day to avoid massive cravings and snacking all day long
- Work out your food budget: see our tips for creating a student budget
- Make the most of the university canteen when you can
- Buy your meat in individual portions or when it's on sale
Plan your meals in advance
Last but not least: plan your meals in advance Because food shopping can be a chore, we recommend you plan your meals for the week and write out a shopping list. That way you won't spend hours wandering around the supermarket aisles looking for inspiration and blowing your budget on rubbish.
At the weekend, prepare dishes for the week ahead, (a quiche, tart etc.) or cook what you can in advance, so it's ready for your dinner. Take a look at cooking blogs or social media for inspiration for healthy recipes you'd like to try.
Now you've got all the knowledge you need, you just have to put it into practice!