happy monday! yes it’s a happy monday because if you look at it any other way, then it will be a longgg week.
today i wanted to talk to you guys about essentials that every college kid should have when they’re a health freak. your roommates may think you’re weird (not that they didn’t think that before or anything), but you just might be able to change them to your ways! so here we go….
almond milk - great on milk, in coffee, and in smoothies
tea - no explanation needed
oatmeal – great for a meal, snack, or anything in between
rice cakes - yes, some people call these 'diet foods' but they're not when you slather them with pb&j! mmm so good
CEREAL! - this wil become your best friend in college. my favorites are cheerios, puffins, kashi, and annie's honey bunnie o's
greek yogurt - i like to sweeten mine with agave and vanilla extract
protein powder (whey, soy, pea, etc) - great to add into oatmeal and smoothies or yogurt for an extra punch of protein
organic fully cooked chicken strips
Nuts, Nut Butters, and Seeds
all natural peanut butter - i have justin's on hand because i stocked up when it was a smokin' deal
almond butter - like the pb, there are a bunch of different kinds
ground flaxeed - good in oatmeal and on cereal and yogurt
chia seeds - like the flaxeeds, they're good in oatmeal and on cereal and yogurt
trail mix - great for on the go snacks
hummus - this is great to dip veggies in or if you have a salad, it's a great alternative to dressing
jelly - can't go wrong with pb&j!
sweetener of choice (honey, agave, stevia, etc) - this stuff is good to sweeten up greek yogurt or to add to oatmeal
vanilla extract - great to add to greek yogurt, oatmeal, or coffee drinks
emergen-c - my fav is pink lemonade
i hope this helped anybody going into college or currently in college. a lot of it is learning to adapt to your new home. so far i think i’ve done good 🙂
in other news, i got an internship! it’s a really small position, but a position nonetheless. it’s called the HEAL program (Healthy Eating Active Living). what i will be doing is working with kids at the local YMCA and teaching them about the importance of eating healthy and physical activity. i have a meeting with the head lady today and i am so excited! there is nothing better than doing something you love 🙂
i hope everyone has a great rest of the day!
I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. ~Author Unknown
Question: Any ideas for what a college kid should get?