I know that it can be time consuming to cook, and that eating healthy is not the easiest to do, especially in college. But to eat healthier you can start simple. For example start by only eating fast food once a week, or switch out flavored coffee creamer for unflavored creamer. Something as simple as these things can really make a difference. Eating healthier foods is a choice, and by doing this you will not only feel better about yourself, but your body will feel better too. I know that by eating healthier I feel more energized, and I have a more positive attitude! In this blog I have three easy, healthy recipes that are also within a college budget.

Here are 3 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner:

1. Breakfast -Overnight Oatmeal:Oatmeal

Ingredients you’ll need:

-1 cup Dried Fruit

The choice of dried fruit is yours you can use anything that you like! I use whatever I have which is usually raisins, dried apricots, cranberries, and things like that.

-1 cup steel cut oats

You can find these at any grocery store, like Walmart.

-4 cups of water

All you have to do is at night, add all of these ingredients to the crock pot, stir ingredients, set the crock pot to low, leave for a maximum of 8 hours, and when you wake up the oatmeal will be ready! If you want you can add some milk to make it creamier, cinnamon, or brown sugar.

 

2. Lunch – Egg Salad:

-¼ C Mayo

-¼ Plain Greek Yogurt

-¼ t salt and pepper and dill

-2 hard boiled eggs

Peel shells off hard boiled eggs, and then chop eggs. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. I enjoy this egg salad with a piece of bread, plain, or on lettuce!

 

3. Dinner – Roasted Pepper-Corn Pasta Salad:

PastaIf you don’t like all of these ingredients, for example if you don’t like cilantro, you don’t have to add all of these ingredients in your pasta.

-8 ounces pasta noodles               -1 tablespoon olive oil

-1 yellow onion, chopped             -2 minced garlic cloves

-3/4 cup corn kernels                     -1 roasted pepper, chopped (about ½ cup)

-1 avocado, chopped                      -3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

-1/2 teaspoon salt                          -2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

-1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cook and drain the pasta. Meanwhile, heat up the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Then, stir in the corn and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion begins to brown. Add the roasted pepper and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl. Last, add the pasta, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and black pepper to the bowl and toss lightly but thoroughly.

This is a tasty pasta that is easy to make if you want to switch it up rather than having just noodles with tomato sauce!

 

Hope you all enjoy these recipes!