In college eating clean is something students struggle the most with. With hectic schedules and crazy bills having the time and money to eat healthy can be a huge struggle. For me I also lacked motivation and was lazy.
This past semester going along with graduating and having to be a “full on grown-up” I decided if I was going to learn how to cook now is as good as a time as ever. My first move was to start by cooking foods that I liked. I soon learned that continuously adding cheese to various foods was not being good to my body and realized I need to learn to make healthier choices as well on this track towards being a grown-up.
I have never been a big vegetable person and although I know they are good for me from childhood till now have always been very picky about eating them. Although I felt a certain way about them I realized in order to eat healthy they needed to be included and I had to just find a way to prepare them in a way which was appetizing to me and find the vegetables that I found the most adaptable.
After finding the veggies that I liked the most I decided to find recipes that I could meal prep and make enough of for the whole week so when my schedule gets more hectic it is not something I have to worry about. So far I have around 3-4 recipes that I will alternate with to make for myself. I find my favorite food and learn how to make a healthy twist, for example I love pasta. So, I made a recipe with whole wheat noodles, and veggies mixed with turkey meatballs which were not as fatty and made enough to last me a whole week. Having foods that I enjoy is in my opinion one of the most important things about eating clean as one of my biggest weaknesses in the past is missing the food that I like eating when swapping it with healthy foods. Now I am able to do both! Its definitely a long journey ahead of me but at this rate I have high hopes for the future to continue eating healthy and living healthy.