Healthy Eating in a Pinch

Written by Joelle Swyka

Time seems to tick away for college students, leading them to prioritize school, personal, and work life, which reduces the amount of time spent on the health of their bodies. Students ride up to the drive through window once again instead of making a healthy homemade dinner. 

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The food you put in your body creates fuel to get that paper done or chase after that toddler. There is bad fuel and good fuel. The bad type of fuel consists of burgers, fries, and milkshakes. The good fuel consists of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. 

Good fuel may intimidate some individuals because it can take extra time to cut vegetables or cook oatmeal while running around in the morning. Thus, here are a few tips that you can incorporate into your busy schedule.  

  • Order healthy groceries that can be delivered at your doorstep or picked up at the store. 
  • Prep vegetables and meals that can be consumed later in the week. 
  • Get healthy meals kits, such as premade salads. Since they are premade, there is no preparation work involved.
  • Have healthy snacks nearby. 

Following these tips can actually help you save money and eat healthy at the same time.  

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