Healthy Dinner for College Students

When you’re a college student, life gets pretty crazy.  From running to class, work, social events, and much more, making healthy and nutritious meals sometimes gets put on the back burner.  If I didn’t make an effort, I’d probably eat Chipotle several times in the week.  But, (sadly) I don’t go pick up a sofritas burrito a lot.  Instead, I make wholesome and well-balanced meals at home.  Yesterday, this is what Zach and I had for dinner:

DSC03358A smaller-than-average portion of pasta with marinara sauce, olive oil, and seasonings, Gardien chik’n, garlic bread (homemade) and a salad topped with Annie’s Mango Vinaigrette.  This dinner was delicious!  It has a healthy balance of carbs, protein, and healthy fats.  It also doesn’t take long to make!  The item that takes the longest is the Gardein chik’n, but here’s a tip: while the oven is preheating and while the chik’n is cooking before you flip it (after the first 10 minutes), go work on homework or get in some studying!  Then, in the last ten minutes, cook the pasta, assemble the salad, and warm up some marinara sauce.  You can multitask while cooking dinner and get multiple things done at once.

Hope this helps some other college students out with balancing their health and school.  Have any other suggestions or tips for students?  Please share them in the comments below!


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