It is a well known fact that when people go to university, they spend the majority of their money on food. In this article by Sasha Khan for Spoon University you can read up on how to cut down those costs – dramatically!
These days it is almost impossible to get a meal for under $10, unless you resort to bagels or pizza slices. It is also possible that many students really cannot cook that well, and so end up eating junk food on most days. This article sets out to change that attitude. It shows students that eating well is possible.
In this article you will find a complete shopping list, along with the prices for each item. The list assumes that you already have salt, pepper and olive oil. It does, amazingly total less than $15! Next you will find a whole week’s worth of lunch recipes to use those ingredients.
All the ingredients are healthy, and good for you, and even a non vegan will enjoy some of them as they are delicious! Everything is made fresh and the portions are definitely enough for one person. All of them take less than 10 minutes to prepare so can easily be fitted into a busy day. Most of the recipes can be prepared in the morning and carried with you, as long as you can keep them in a refrigerator until lunch time.
It is easy to see how a student could live for a whole lot less, with these dishes! Lunches will never be the same again!
- Black Beans ($0.89)
- Chickpeas ($0.79)
- White Beans ($0.89)
- 2 Avocados ($1.98)
- Cucumber ($1.29)
- Spinach ($1.99)
- Bread ($2.49)
- Onion ($.69)
- Pepper ($.99)
- Rice ($1.69)
- Tomato ($0.79)
- Olive Oil
Monday: Open-faced Homemade Hummus and Veggie Sandwich
Tuesday: Black Bean and Chickpea Salad
Wednesday: Black Bean and Brown Rice Bowl
Thursday: Smashed White Bean Sandwich
Friday: White Bean Salad
Saturday: Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich
Sunday: Avocado Toast