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How To Eat Healthy In College

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By Eimear Kelly

Okay so I’m definitely not the healthiest person since I came to college but, in an attempt to get back on track, I thought I’d share some of my tips and tricks to eating healthier on a budget.

Sweet Potato

They’re healthier than regular potatoes, quick to cook, delicious, and ideal for homemade wedges! For the wedges just cut the sweet potato and throw on some spices (cayenne pepper, etc.) and pop into the oven for 15-20 minutes. Also, a bag of sweet potatoes is approximately €1 in Aldi.

Wholegrains

Wholegrain pasta, rice, and bread products are much more nutritious than white pasta, rice, and bread products. They contain more nutrients and are better for digestion.

Special offers

Offers such as the Aldi super 6 are perfect when it comes to buying fruit and veg, as are Lidl’s super savings. Dunnes also has a 2 for €3 deal on fruit. When it comes to buying meat and fish, keep an eye out in the special offers section of the fridge/freezer, there are some great offers. (Remember to check the dates though!)

Eggs

Eggs are one of the best protein sources out there. They’re cheap, tasty, filling and versatile. You can make an omelette, scramble them, boil them, poach them, fry them or use them in other recipes.

Snacks

When it comes to eating healthily, snacking is often the most challenging part. It’s easy to grab a bar of chocolate or bag of Taytos but better options include rice cakes, fruit, crackers, yoghurt and nuts.

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