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As fun and exciting as the end of the year can be, it is also very stressful. There are holiday gift shopping, travel arrangements, final exams, thesis work and more.
With so much to do, it can be easy to reach whatever is available and convenient when you’re hungry. That’s why it’s important to be healthy food choices before the hanger kicks in, so when your stomach starts to growl, you’ll always have something nutritious and delicious on hand.
If you need a little help on your way to eating a little healthier, read on. Below, seven hacks it can really make a difference in your life.
Tips for healthy eating
1. Register for Amazon First student.
There are a lot of benefits when you sign up for Amazon Prime Student. The one you absolutely should take advantage of is fast, free delivery on tons of items on Amazon. And yes, that includes healthy snacks like TYPE bars and Greek yogurt pots. Anytime you notice you’re running out, just place an order and you’ll have more tasty choices in your dorm in about a week or so.
2. Have your groceries delivered.
If you’re not very good at remembering to go to the grocery store to fill your fridge, check out Amazon fresh. This is the Amazon grocery store delivery service available in some cities such as New York and Seattle. Use of the service is free if you have a Principal student Account; Plus, your membership can help unlock additional savings at Whole Foods Market. If you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can use it to add items to your Amazon Fresh grocery cart; they will all be waiting for you by the time you are ready to go.
3. Invest in a PrepDeck.
Rather than waiting until you are completely hungry to start preparing something to eat, use a tool like the TIC Tac-popular PrepDeck to prepare your ingredients in advance. That way when you start to get hungry all you need to do is make your salad or toss things in a pot and you will have a ready-to-eat meal in no time.
4. Buy reusable storage bags and containers.
Whether it’s for leftovers or keeping unfinished snacks fresher for longer, food storage containers are an absolute must in your healthy eating journey. Storage bags are a great replacement for traditional plastic zipper bags and this set of glass containers is a worthwhile investment. They’re also great options for carrying healthy foods when you’re on the go. Rather than running to a fast food between classes, pack something more nutritious in one of these containers.
5. Stock up on product savers.
It goes without saying that fruits and vegetables are a very important part of a well balanced diet. Of course, watching them rot before you can eat them isn’t fun. This is where these silicone food hugs Come in. Use them to keep everything from avocados to apples from browning on you in a day or two.
6. Find a good cookbook.
Eating the same meals day after day is not very exciting. If you only have a few receipts in your repertoire, find a cookbook that gives you inspiration. Over 2,000 Amazon buyers have left reviews for The Well-Prepared Cookbook: Quick, Healthy Recipes You’ll Want To Eat, so it is to try. Healthy, Quick and Easy College Cookbook is another great choice, written only for students.
7. Order smart take-out.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can never order take out. Hmm, hello green salads and harvest bowls! That said, you can still make some good choices when going for delivery. What you order matters, but so does how you order. Did you know that you have access to free food delivery with your Principal student account via GrubHub + Student? It’s true, you do. So go ahead and order this bean bowl and save on shipping while you’re at it.
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