College Student Grocery List

As the year begins, I can sadly say that this will be my last post writing for Distance Learning. It’s been a good year, and I hope to be back writing soon. In lieu of the events that are about to take place, I decided that my last post should be one that I thoroughly enjoy. And since I’m getting back into “fit queen” mode, I decided to compile some clean eating recipes for you that should stay within the college student’s budget, which is roughly twenty dollars a week for me (I usually spend fifteen though!)

Avocados are good for the soul! (photo by ollesvensson)

Avocados are good for the soul! (photo by ollesvensson)

Here’s this week’s grocery list and the recipes that I can create from it:

  1. Pomegranates (1)
  2. Bag of Spinach
  3. Avocados (2)
  4. Cucumbers (1)
  5. Bag of Bananas (6)
  6. Crunchy Peanut Butter
  7. Pepper Jack Cheese
  8. Diced Tomato w/ Green Chile Can
  9. Black Beans Can
  10. Long Grain Rice
  11. Bag of Red Apples

Total Cost? 14.69$.

Now, for the recipes in mind:

The idea is to half your avocado, then take out the seed and a bit of the avocado as well, to create a bowl inside of a bowl. I know, mind warp. Keep in mind that for this recipe, I already had eggs and bacon from the previous week (about every four weeks, I buy staples, then the other three weeks I buy additional things to compliment the staples.) Cut your bacon into little tiny pieces. Crack the egg into your avocado bowl. Sprinkle your bacon pieces on top. Then, heat the oven to 450, and let it go for about 15 minutes.

  • For the lazy days: Hispanic-themed Rice:

Boil some rice up, open your can of diced tomatoes with green chiles, and the can of black beans as well. After the rice as cooked, top it with some of the diced tomatoes and black beans. Obviously you’re not going to use the whole cans for one sitting, so be mindful to save the rest in containers!

Slice apples, throw some peanut butter on a plate, dip and enjoy. Be mindful of how much peanut butter you use – you don’t want to overdo it. I chose crunchy peanut butter because I didn’t want to spend money on sliced almonds – but I do recommend it if you have a little bit of extra cash for the week!

  • For a dessert: “Ice Cream”:

I got this recipe from Blogilates. Basically, cut up a banana in slices and set them in the freezer. When they’re frozen, throw them in a blender with some peanut butter. And you have peanut butter ice cream! You can’t even taste the banana, and it’s very creamy.

  • For a lunch or dinner: Sandwich:

Keep in mind that for this recipe I already had bread, egg, bacon, and mayo at the house. Toast a slice bread with cheese on top, so it’s all melty and gooey. Toast the other slice too, but add mayo to it. Cook an egg. Layer spinach first on the slice with mayo, then cucumber, then avocado. It’s optional but adding bacon to this would be killer.

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