Students engage in many activities that demand their time and attention – from lectures, to clubs and social events. Sometimes it can be hard enough to find time to feed yourself and get in a decent amount of sleep, never mind exercise.
Money is a concern for many University students. While eating well can have a significant positive impact on energy levels, concentration, and performance (both academic and athletic), getting everything you need on a budget can be challenging.
Canned legumes (chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, etc.) are a nutritious and affordable source of protein. Including legumes rather than meat a couple days per week can reduce your grocery bill substantially. The problem for many students is that they are not familiar with how to prepare legume dishes.
To make the most of your days on campus – meaning sustained energy levels, concentration and a cheery mood – it’s crucial that you fuel your body. This requires planning ahead, packing a lunch, and packing snacks to munch on during the day. This is often easier said then done if you commute to school or are simply on campus for long hours without access to a fridge. Try the suggestions below to ensure you meet your energy needs without risking spoiled food.