Healthy Eating on a Budget

Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Written by Lindzie O'Reilly

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.

University of Guelph students involved with the CSA foodbank recognized this hurdle. They developed a cook book that shows students how to prepare easy and affordable dishes using cupboard staples such as legumes.

Quelling hunger on campus is a recent Toronto Star article featuring University of Guelph students from the CSA food bank.

Visit the CSA foodbank website for information on this on-campus service or to view a copy of their cookbook.

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