As a grad student I now have a desk in a room with a fridge, and that helps enormously. Last week I had salads with just lettuce, craisins, some leftover turkey and a light dressing. This week I had tuna (mixed with mustard) on an English muffin and alfalfa sprouts. I'm not a big fan of sandwiches, and variety is critical.
Cheap is critical, and it is usually way cheaper for me to make something at home instead of spending $4 or $5 for something healthy on campus.
Well, I'm not sure what food looks like on your campus, but on my campus, a meal plan isn't a bad idea; we have stir-fry and salads and sandwiches and soups on a daily basis, all you can eat, and they use fresh stuff daily (novel idea, new to our campus too). If your place doesn't have it, or you're not into the meal plan idea, batch cook some food during your weekend, maybe spaghetti, for instance, but don't put sauce on it.
Load up on Tupperware containers and spoon in a meal's worth. Then, on the specific day, add whatever will make you happy! Tofu and feta cheese, or tomato sauce and veggies, or shrimp and some vinegarette, whatever sounds good at the time! You can do this with soups, salads, sandwiches, or maybe batch cook some shrimp or turkey or tofu or whatever you eat, and then each day add something new to it: shrimp and spaghetti, shrimp and cocktail sauce, shrimp salad, whatever!
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So, being the busy college/university students we are, how do you guys do lunches at school? I know that buying lunch on/near campus isn't wise (for the weight or the wallet), but I find it hard to tote that along sometimes, or prep it the night before. And sometimes, it's just laziness or boredom that de-motivates me. And by boredom, I mean bored with the food choices. I mean, how often can one person eat a sandwich without chucking it?
Anyways, can you guys share suggestions as to what you do to take care of lunches, but have something you enjoy eating?
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