Students are every day faced with a big challenge than most others face, and that’s eating healthy.
College creates really big problems to healthy eating that non-students don’t seem to have to deal with, including very busy schedules, lack of cooking tools and super-tight budgets.
But despite all that, it is possible. So here are some quick, tasty and healthy recipes that everybody can make:
1. Black bean avocado salad
This is a super “clean” and diet friendly recipe. It’s gluten free, dairy free, low carb, etc. There is minimal chopping and just takes a few minutes to prep!
– 15 oz. can tomatoes, diced
– 15 oz. can black beans
– 15 oz. can corn
– 2 green pepper, seeded and diced
– 1 small avocado, diced
– 2 limes, squeezed
– Handful of cilantro leaves
– Salt and pepper, to taste
Add the corn, black beans, and diced tomatoes to a colander in the sink and rinse well. Then shake well to “dry.”In a mixing bowl, toss well all the ingredients. Add pepper and salt to taste, and serve.
2. Kale chips
This is the most healthy and tasty snack ever! What is even better is the fact that is cheaper than most bags of chips in the supermarket!
– 10 1/2 ounces kale, trimmed, torn into 2-inch pieces
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350°.Rinse kale and drain well. Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with olive oil and salt. Toss well. Place it in a single layer on 3 baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Later you can store in an airtight container.
3. 5-Minute miso soup
This quick and easy miso soup gives your body an extra boost of health-promoting minerals. Feel free to add other seaweed such as wakame for extra nutrition.
– 1 cup boiling water
– 1 tbsp miso
– 1/4 cup sliced dulse seaweed
– 2 tbsp minced scallion
– 1 tbsp grated ginger
– 2 tbsp diced tofu
Add all ingredients to 1 cup of boiling water. Wait for 5 minutes and done!
4. Almond butter banana breakfast bars
These breakfast bars are a delicious, nutritious, and great on-the-go breakfast or pre-workout snack.
– 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
– 1/3 cup maple syrup
– 1/4 cup smooth almond butter
– 2 bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350.In two different bowls, mix wet and dry ingredients, then combine, add wet to dry and stir slowly until mixed. Pour mixture into a pan and evenly pat it down. Pop into the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Fork check to make sure they are done.
5. Gluten free chicken fingers recipe
This tasty gluten free chicken fingers recipe is very healthy and delicious, too! Just like your favorite chicken fingers, minus the grease. Also, the corn flakes make them crunchy and the spices add delicious flavor.
– 1 package chicken tenders (1 lb)
– 2 eggs, beaten
– 2 tsp dijon mustard
– 2 cups corn flakes, crushed
– 1/4 tsp. each of garlic powder, salt, chili powder, pepper and paprika
Preheat oven to 370. In a small bowl, combine the mustard and egg. On a deep plate, mix the spices and crushed corn flakes. Place the chicken tenders in the egg/mustard mixture, and after in the corn flake mixture. Place them on a 2 cooking sprayed or nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 12- 15 minutes, or until golden brown.