Freshman or not, avoid that 15.
As school quickly approaches, the busy time of running between classes, hammering out assignments, and failing to ignore the pressures of your ever-calling social life, is beginning to fall upon us. Needless to say, being a student and finding the time and money to eat a healthy well-rounded meal can pose as quite the challenge. We decided to come up with a list of 11 healthy, quick, cheap(ish) meals that can be some of your go-to’s while on the go:
Classic, delicious, and ready in under 30 seconds? Sounds like a plan! Try a bagel with tomato and cream cheese, it’s not only fast to prepare but surprisingly satisfying for your busy mornings.
Ingredients: whole wheat bagel, cream cheese, tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste
Get the full recipe here: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/cheese/bagel-cream-cheese-with-tomato/
Tomato and Basil Omelette
Calling all Omelette lovers! This one is for you, the Tomato and Basil Omelette will become a new classic.
Ingredients: eggs, cherry tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper to taste
Get the full recipe here: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/eggs-recipes/tomato-and-basil-omelette/
Pesto Scrambled Eggs
Time for a change- the Pesto Scrambled Eggs will fill your body with protein for the day while allowing you to savour a unique twist to a timeless breakfast.
Ingredients: white or brown beans, cherry tomatoes, eggs, pesto, and whole wheat bread, salt and pepper to taste
Get the full recipe here: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/scrambled-eggs-beans-tomato-pesto
Spiced up Breakfast Wrap
If you’re looking for a new version of a breakfast wrap to try, look no further; the Spiced up Breakfast Wrap will not disappoint.
Ingredients: eggs, whole wheat wrap, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, (optional) chili powder
Get the full recipe here: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a16288/south-border-breakfast-wrap-recipe-ghk0115/
Quinoa Greek Salad
Lettuce-less salads have blown up in the past few years, and with their healthy and cheap, yet delicious nature…We understand why! This Quinoa Greek Salad is perfect for any luncher on the go, and can be made even easier (and cheaper) by simply adding your own Greek dressing and seasoning, or you can indulge in the full recipe including olives, feta cheese, and more.
Basic Ingredients: quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, dressing and salt/ pepper to taste
Get the full recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/greek-quinoa-salad/13454/
Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? … I already know that answer which would be, well, no one. Since we have come to that consensus, allow me to introduce to you the BLAT- the Bacon Lettuce Tomato Avocado Sandwich, and yes, it is every bit as amazing as it seems.
Ingredients: whole wheat bread, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, – salt, pepper, cheese, mayonnaise, fresh chopped garlic ALL to taste
Get the fully dressed and basic recipe here: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/blats_bacon_lettuce_avocado_tomato_sandwiches.html
Pumpernickel Bread and Dip
When you’re craving bread or something heavier to fill your stomach, Spinach dip/red pepper dip/ hummus/whatever dip your heart desires, can be paired with fresh, baked or toasted pumpernickel bread. This bread is significantly healthier than white, whole wheat, and even multigrain bread, and will serve a different set of tastes. Many dips can be bought simply at the grocery store, but for those top chefs, we have included a fresh spinach dip recipe below.
Get the full recipe here: http://www.knorr.ca/recipes/detail/13140/1/classic-spinach-dip
Havarti Grilled Cheese
With base ingredients as simple as bread and Havarti (or your favorite type of cheese), this recipe is perfect for people who love to customize their food- the rest of the sandwich left to be dressed up to your desire. Some suggestions include spinach, pesto, or turkey…Regardless of your choice, this one is self-tailored from head to toe for your personal taste buds!
Ingredients: Havarti, your choice of bread, butter or olive oil
Get various full recipes here: http://www.yummly.com/recipes/grilled-cheese-sandwich-havarti
A prime snack for all- Edamame is simple yet delicious, and can take the place of chips, crackers, or other typical carb-loaded snacks, to cure your afternoon munchies.
Ingredients: Green soy beans, salt
Get the full recipe here: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/edamame_nibbles.html
Greek Yogurt Popsicle
Once made and frozen, these Popsicle are the perfect summer treat! Greek yogurt Popsicle are not only healthy and refreshing, but also change up a typical summer go-to.
Ingredients: Greek yogurt, fresh fruit of your choice, sweetener of your choice- sugar, honey, etc
Get the full recipe here: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/06/30/3-ingredient-blueberry-yogurt-swirl-popsicles/
Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad
And finally, we leave you with the Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad; a mouthwatering pasta salad hitting many major food groups, catered to keep your energy on high without being too heavy. This is the perfect snack to satisfy you on those hot busy days, and you can even add chicken or another source of protein to beef up your protein intake, thus making the salad heavier.
Ingredients: Broccoli, cooked pasta, feta cheese, dressing and olive and salt and pepper to taste
Get the full recipe here: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-broccoli-feta-pasta-salad-22620
Now that you have a mix of cheap and healthy snacks- no excuses! Eat healthy, live happy, and instead
spend your money on all of the things that Montreal will tempt you with save your money.