10 Essential Food Tips For Anyone Struggling Without A Meal Plan
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10 Essential Food Tips For Anyone Struggling Without A Meal Plan

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10 Essential Food Tips For Anyone Struggling Without A Meal Plan

To all the college students living on their own for the first time and didn't pay enough attention when their parents tried to teach them to cook. This one's for you.

1. Breakfast Bars

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Invest in a LARGE Costco pack. They're great for breakfast on the go, or a quick burst of energy to hold you between lunch and dinner.

2. Chunky Soup

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Normal chicken noodle or ramen leaves me hungry again in less than an hour. Instead, pick out heartier soups which are more filling and include vegetables in their brews.

3. Cheap Acai Bowls

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If you're on a budget but are still craving acai, skip the chic instagramable vegan cafe and take a walk over to you're local bodega. If they have a smoothie station, they'll probably be able to make you a cheaper, but still very filling, acai bowl.

4. Pre-made Rice Packets

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Buying single servings of pre-made rice are amazing for making quick dinners! I get the one's that come with quinoa mixed it.

5. Bring Your Soda

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On campus, a bottle of soda can cost anywhere from $2- $3. You can purchase a 12 pack at CVS for around $5. Do the math!

6. Reusable Water Bottles

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Not only is this purchase good for the environment but it also saves a ton of money. Plus there are typically filtered water filling stations all over campus.

7. Egg

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Boring but so versatile. You can make so many dishes with egg for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a dozen cost about $4.

8. Pasta

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Pasta is sooooooooooooo cheap. You can get a box for around $3 and it makes an entire week's worth of lunches.

9. Nutella

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Nutella is my happy food, sad food, celebration food and comfort food. It's just a must.

10. Spinach 

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Ewwwww vegetables, but lets be honest, we kinda need these nutrients. What I like about spinach is you can add it to almost any hot meal and it works. Throw it in you're pasta, sandwich, omelet or whatever to add some heath to your diet. I mean if it's good enough for Popeye it can't be all bad.

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