I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I manage to stay vegan in college and I have so much to say so I thought I’d make a little series about it. Every week, I’m going to leave a few tips for all my college students trying to go plant based. Here we go... 1.) Know your options. When you first get to your school, scope out all of it’s dining options and meal plans to figure out what works for you!! This will help you stay away from eating the same boring thing every day. Throughout my first semester, I was eating the same boring meals in the dining hall almost every day. But this semester I found a cute little grocery store that takes my school’s dining dollars and now I have so much more variety. Really wish I researched and found out about it sooner.
2.) Make sure you have time to cook after buying your groceries. If you’re living in a dorm like me, you probably only have a mini fridge to store your food. I always cook my veggies right after buying them so I can fit as much as possible in the fridge. Cooked food tends to shrink and take up a lot less space than raw food. By implementing this habit, I am able to avoid going to the grocery store multiple times a week.
3.) Shop online. I often use online stores for non perishable goods so I can stock up without having to go to the store. This saves time and makes things a lot easier if you don’t have a car. They are also often a lot cheaper. Two sites I really love are Thrive Market and Boxed.
Hope this is helpful! Stay tuned for more #veganhacksbyhannah
For lunch I’m having this beautiful kale salad with cauliflower, spicy roasted chickpeas, tricolor quinoa, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, and a tahini drizzle.