Eating Healthy on a College Budget

The day has finally come. You have left your parents house and suddenly have so much freedom! No more scolding for staying up so late and finally, you can eat whatever you want. Donuts at 2:30 in the morning? Why not? Why eat rabbit food when there are things like pizza and burgers out there? Then it comes to that dreaded day in your first HHP lab when you have to weigh yourself. Wait, where did that ten pounds come from? Maybe all of those sweets and greasy foods were not such a good idea. Maybe at the time you thought it would be future you who had to deal with the repercussions but then forgot that eventually, you would be future you and you were definitely regretting that. Do not fear my friends, there are ways to eat healthy. Even on a college budget! If you don’t believe me, give this recipe a try when your sweet tooth starts kicking in. All you need are some bananas, peanut butter, and some chocolate chips. Cut your bananas, melt your chocolate, coat the bananas and refrigerate or freeze if you prefer. When solid, dip those suckers in some peanut butter and enjoy a tasty treat with enough protein to get you through your lectures. This recipe was from but there are plenty of other places out there for you to find recipes like these. There is a whole section of the internet reserved for cooking things in a mug. Sites like are there for the whole purpose of helping college kids eat on a budget. Put down the late night pizza and eat something you won’t regret later.

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