College Eating 101

Balancing class, work, a social life, a semi-regular sleep routine, staying active, and eating healthy in college is a challenge for everyone. If you find someone who says it’s not, they’re either lying or super-human. However, with just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of planning, nutritious and satisfying meals can be easier to make than you might think. Here are a few tasty meals that are fast, filling, and keep your body fueled, ensuring you master the balancing act that college can be.

 

1. Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt is a simple breakfast that’s high in protein to keep you full, as well as low in sugar. To sweeten it up, you can add your favorite fruits and a bit of honey. Bananas, strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries are delicious, and a handful of sliced almonds adds a bit more protein.

 

2. If you’re not into yogurt, an alternative is peanut butter toast. The combination of carbohydrates and protein will keep you satisfied until lunch. Adding bananas and cinnamon can offer a touch of flavor to the traditional peanut butter toast, and is so so tasty.

3. Finding the time for lunch can be difficult if your classes don’t leave you much of a break. Eggs are high in protein, and quick to whip up if you’re pressed for time. Throw in a piece of whole-wheat toast, half an avocado, and you’re good to go!

 

4. If you have an extra few minutes, add some spinach, feta, and chopped onion to the mix!

 

5. For dinner, quinoa is a great alternative to pasta if you’re looking to cut back on carbs - just a few minutes of boiling and you’re done. For protein, brown some lean ground turkey in a frying pan and top it off with your favorite vegetable, such as sautéed zucchini.