See the Related Resources for some quick and easy recipes to try out on your housemates.
Also, here are some tips on maintaining a healthy student lifestyle:
- Drink, drink, drink – no that doesn’t mean alcohol – don’t forget to try and keep up with the recommended eight glasses of water a day
- It’s true, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, so don’t skip it!
- Don’t just sit there, exercise is great, you will feel so much better. There are hundreds of ways to keep fit; you’ll function better academically and socially. Why not pop into the Sports Centre for more information?
- Remember that to have a healthy diet, most people should be eating: more fruit and vegetables, more starchy foods such as rice, bread, pasta (try to choose wholegrain varieties when you can) and potatoes. Eat less fat, salt and sugar. Ensure you eat some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and pulses. It's also important to eat a variety of foods to make sure we get all the nutrients our bodies need
- Fruit and vegetables should make up a third of the food you eat. Aim to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, these can be fresh, frozen, tinned, dried or cooked. A glass of fruit juice can also make up one of your portions each day. As a guide, a portion means one apple or banana, two smaller fruits such as plums, 2-3 tablespoonfuls of vegetables