“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Really? Well that is a lie.
So yesterday, I’m sitting in my apartment re-watching One Tree Hill on Netflix, “doing homework,” and eating my second chocolate chip cookie when I suddenly wanted a smoothie…
All right, so I’m making this smoothie. I have my low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt and milk, but what kind of smoothie do I want? I immediately grab more cookies and chocolate syrup. Do I really want this? Yes, yes I do want to have a chocolate chip cookie smoothie, duh.
I’m not going to lie to you, I really wanted that chocolate chip cookie smoothie, but I kept thinking of how horrible I’d feel after eating all of those cookies AND spending my whole day on the couch. When situations like these happen, I always think of that quotation, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” which is not true. Nothing tastes as good as HEALTHY feels. Even healthy can taste good, too!
I remembered that I have a bag of frozen strawberries, pineapples, peaches, mangos, and oranges and some orange mango juice. So I put those along with my low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt and some milk into my blender and ended up with this!
Did you know that there are cheap, inexpensive ways to eat healthy? That you don’t need to spend $100 at the grocery store? There are places and ways to save your money, you broke college student.
Personally I think the best place to shop is Walmart. Who doesn’t like Walmart? You have to be crazy if you don’t. Everything is a deal there, especially when you buy store brand. Store brand basically tastes the same as name brand everyone! AND it’s half the price.
Another great place to food shop is Costco, or BJ’s. Buy in bulk; it saves so much money. I usually buy frozen chicken breast there, along with pastas, sauces, snacks, and drinks. Buy the basics, the things you don’t want to run out of.
Even if you can’t shop at any of those stores, do your best to look for sales and buy store brand products. You won’t be sorry.
I’m just your ordinary not-so-ordinary college student studying in good old western Massachusetts, constantly struggling to not only find time to cook, but to cook foods that are cheap, healthy, and actually taste good. I am here to share with you my favorite meals that I am making during my busy days here at school.
If you have any recipes you want me to try, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sitting in your apartment wondering what on earth you can make for dinner? Something that actually tastes good? Affordable, but not pizza or Ramen noodles?
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