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Tips for Healthy Eating in University There are two main factors when it comes to eating at university: your meals need to be healthy and the ingredients should be inexpensive. Initially, you may find it challenging to meet this criteria, especially if you are used to your parents cooking. However, meal preparation is a critical skill — and it’s important to learn it as soon as possible. There are a few things you can do to ensure that you eat a balanced diet without spending too much. Create a Budget and Stick to It Figure out how much you can afford to spend on food and never spend more than that amount. For the first few weeks, your budget will need to be slightly higher, as you’ll need to fill your cupboards with the essentials. In this period, it is crucial to be smart about what you buy — stock up on things that will last. Write a List Before you head to the store, write a list of what you need. It may be tempting to throw appealing items into your cart (especially things on special offer), but you risk using up your budget on unhealthy treats. Research Recipes If you lack cooking experience, teach yourself with simple recipes. You can search for a particular dish that you want to prepare or buy ingredients you want to include. As there are almost always alternatives to every recipe, you should look for the healthiest option with the least expensive ingredients. Buy Plenty of Vegetables The key to a healthy diet is plenty of fruits and vegetables. If there’s a market near you, head there to pick up produce to save money. The late afternoon is the best time to go, as you can often find discounts — sellers may also be willing to reduce prices if you tell them that you’re a student.


Cook with Friends Taking turns to cook meals with roommates is a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend in the kitchen. Plus, as each of you will have specific skills, you’ll be less likely to eat the same dishes every day.

It’s much easier to eat well when you’re living in off-campus student housing with adequate facilities to prepare your meals. If you’re looking for rooms for rent in Hamilton students needn't look any further than West Village Suites. When you rent a suite, you receive a full-sized kitchen. Better still, the housing has easy access to downtown Hamilton, where you can purchase all the food you need.

Tips for Healthy Eating in University  

The University students who consider meal preparation as a critical task must learn these simple tips to cook & eat a balanced diet.

Tips for Healthy Eating in University  

The University students who consider meal preparation as a critical task must learn these simple tips to cook & eat a balanced diet.

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