How to Eat Healthy on a College Budget

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If you are like most college students or you are soon to be one of us broke, sleep deprived individuals then here is some information that you might want to know!

This past year, after I came back from Field Training, I committed to eating as healthfully as I could. Something my FTO said to me at FT really stuck and ever since I haven’t been able to eat candy without feeling guilty. So, I turned my health habits around. At first I thought it was going to be super hard to cook with raw veggies, grains, and meats. However, it was just the opposite, I got rid of bread, sugar, processed foods, and most of my processed drinks.

After that I headed to the grocery store and discovered that instead of spending $60 for two weeks of groceries (all processed foods) I could now spend $20!! I bought all fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains. I made an effort to plan out balanced meals for each week and surprisingly I did not have to take another trip to the grocery store!

Since making the switch (I do fall back into my old food habits on occasion) I have felt so much better, had more energy, and I’ve been sleeping better. Not only that but, I am not as broke as I used to be!!! Turns out that eating healthy is better for you and your wallet!!

If you are interested in making the switch to cooking with raw food materials comment below, I will answer any questions you have! Happy savings everyone!!!

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Cherie

About Cherie

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Minors: Mathematics Minor, Military Science Minor
Hometown: Bermuda, FL
Activities: AFROTC, SHPE
Honors: Service Excellence Award, Deans List Award
Favorite Class: Structures
Favorite thing to do in Prescott: Kayaking, see movies, cruise through downtown
In my free time, I… like to watch Netflix, go bike riding, hang out with friends, and relax

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