Eating on a Healthy Budget Jhasmine St. Hilaire September 4, 2016 Lifestyle 551 Tweet Share Share Email WhatsAppShares 0Our goal as human beings, especially as women, is to have the full package. The full package meaning to be physically active, be happy within, and have a happy bank account. College is an unstable time of life when it comes to all these things and can be hard to maintain. If you are no longer living on campus, adding rent to your expenses can be strenuous on top of keeping yourself fed. So there’s always this constant battle between getting quick fast food or committing to a healthy diet; then of course you have the struggle of being able to afford a healthy diet. Here is a list of products that can be eaten multiple different ways for different types of meals: Avocado: Mashed as a dip Over toast Coated with spices Eggs: Over toast Mixed with spinach Boiled eggs on the go Granola: Used as a mid-day snack Placed in plain Greek yogurt Mixed with nuts Spinach: With your eggs Wrapped with chicken In a smoothie Bananas: With peanut butter over toast With berries In oatmeal Chicken: Rapped in spinach Plain With vegetables All of these things can be eaten multiple different kinds of ways which makes your grocery list a whole lot cheaper. If you get some of these items in bulk, you may not have to make another grocery trip for a couple of weeks. Also another huge tip for college students, stay far far far away from heat up meals for any of these options, whether they are vegetables, chicken, and anything heat up basically. I know it’s easier to by them pre-packaged, but they are packed with sodium to have them frozen. So take the healthier route and buy everything that must be cooked. As far as the produce, buy as little as possible to last you a week so you won’t have to make another trip. You don’t want to buy produce in bulk and it goes bad. These are just some items that are interchangeable, but this will ensure your grocery trips to be underneath $40! Granted this is modified for college students, but if you are reading this and you have a steady job feel free to have fun with being healthy. Eating healthy was never intended to be a death sentence to desserts, cravings, and good food.