Originally Posted by reese5957
I am in my second year of college and I have seen the effects that not eating well can have. I dont have a lot of time to eat healthy and I am definitely lacking the energy I need to carry all these books
. Does anyone have any recipes or food tips that can allow a poor college student to stay energized and healthy?
Where do I start... first, if you have a full kitchen AND a college student, you are very fortunate. You can eat cheap and you can eat heathly. It is primary to eat protien then veggies and carbs lastly. I almost made it thru on coffee and cigarettes, but I did need more. In the "grill" at school, I would never buy french fries. I would reserve my money for coffee and hamburgers. This act alone saved me a ton of money and gave me a greater range to grocery shop and always kept me in cigarettes.
If there was one dish I would advise you to make, it would be Turkey Ah La King. And make your own recipe.
Ingredients to start with:
1 whole turkey Buy absolutly right now because they are on sale.
1 5 lb bag unbleached, All Purpose flour
1 can each peas, spinach, carrots
1 el-cheapo each spices basil, celery seed, dill, marjoram, rosemary, corriander
Grocery rule: figure out how to use up any fresh veggies or milk before plopping down money.
locate 3 to 5 recipes for Turkey or Chicken Ah La King.
Review and combine into your own recipe to start with.
Buy your own Food Saver and good supply of bags.
Boil Turkey till done, allow to cool.
Separate meat from bones and fat. Chop any non-sliced sandwidge pieces.
Porportion Meat into recipe sizes and freeze. I would turn all non-sliced meat into one recipe. This allowed me to cook the turkey, cool, butcher it and cook a very large pot of the recipe in stages.
When done, put 1 cup sizes into FoodSaver, Seal-a-Meal boiling bags and seal up. Then freeze.
What you do then, is come in hungry, with or without company. Pull from the freezer a bag per person and place in boiling water. Toast 2 slices of bread per person. When the boiling bag is hot, cut and pour over the toast.