Life as a student usually means having limited spare time and a tight budget. Spending time on cooking or eating out is not optimal for student life. As a student, this can be a constant problem. A great method for solving this is meal prepping, which offers a way for students to manage their daily life more efficiently. Meal prepping comes with many benefits, so here is a list of 3 reasons of why you should start using this method today:

1. Save time

By planning your meals ahead of time and making more servings you will be able to save time. Furthermore, you do not have to:

  • Waste time figuring out what to cook every single meal
  • Go grocery shopping every day
  • Clean the dishes every time

With meal prep you will always have a meal waiting for you on your lunch break or for dinner. You can limit your grocery shopping to once or twice a week and you’ll have fewer dishes to clean. This way you have more time to spend doing what you love or study. 

2. Save money

One of the benefits, and maybe the best for students, is that meal prepping can save you some money. This is because you can buy larger amounts of food, freeze extra for later and spend less money eating out. It does not have to be expensive to eat healthy home cooked meals. 

3. Eat healthier

With meal prepping you are able to eat healthier since you are more aware of the contents of the food. Restaurant food often contains more amounts of unhealthy ingredients such as sugar, fat and preservatives. This also gives you the opportunity to manage your portion sizes, making it easier to maintain a healthy diet. 

As a bonus I will give you 4 tips on good meal prep food: 

  • Spaghetti bolognese is a simple dish that easily can be varied with spices and herbs. 
  • Homemade thai wok is easy to cook in larger quantities. 
  • Lasagna is good to freeze for later and tastes just as good thawed. 
  • All sorts of salads are easy to vary with different protein sources, vegetables and sauces. 

Winners

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”