Hello everyone! I am very excited for today’s video because
besides being a very requested subject I have partnered with Sadia over at Pickuplimes to
deliver you two videos that will help you get healthy and eat well during your years
in school and university. In this video I will be talking about general
tips on how to manage your time in order to shop for groceries, meal prep, pack your lunch
and overall making healthy eating a priority and Sadia will present you with some recipes
for study snacks and general healthy ingredients that you should incorporate into your life. I will link her video down below, so you can
get started with your healthy eating habits. For me, good time management is crucial to
get to eat healthy every day if you are not living with anyone else and have to take care
of your own meals. Every friday, I do some brainstorming for
recipes for the next week. I try to mix things up and create a routine
where some of my meals can be completely cooked during my meal prep and others are cooked
on the spot. This allows me the freedom to be able to cook
during the week, which is something that I really enjoy, but also still be able to eat
something healthy on those lazy days. By establishing all of the recipes, including
breakfast and snacks, that I want to be cooking next week, I am able to create a thorough
list of ingredients. I have a very strict grocery shopping schedule
– I order most of my groceries online and all of my food for the entire week arrives
at my doorstep every Sunday night. Shopping for groceries online also allowed
me for something else: I stopped buying things because of my cravings since when shopping
online I search for the things I need, and I am not driven for the packaging and the
things I see in the shopping aisle. That allows for a quick shopping trip and
also allows me to narrow down the scope of things I need and am actually going to consume. On the other hand, I end up saving a lot of
money. If I have a very specific budget for groceries
to respect each week, shopping online makes it way easier to respect it, as I am constantly
seeing the total amount of money I am going to pay for the items I’ve added to my shopping
cart and won’t end up surprised during checkout. If I pass the limit I set out to myself I
can always go back and remove things from the cart and even search for cheaper alternatives
just by filtering the results and ordering items by price. Overall, I recommend everyone to get into
online grocery shopping if you lack the time and have the service available. In case you can’t compromise to that system,
try to schedule a very strict After I know when my groceries will be delivered
I schedule a block of time in my calendar each week to do some meal prepping and this
usually happens either Sunday night or Monday morning. For meal prepping, I usually do a batch of
guacamole, baked sweet potatoes, tomato sauce and some chili or curry every week. Those are staples that are almost consistently
on my fridge and then I mix things up and do some occasional cooking. You have a lot of freedom with salads and
rice bowls, for instance, where you can combine tons of different ingredients and leftovers
from your fridge. I usually make sure that I have a couple of
staple ingredients to prep my salads each week, like fresh spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes
and parlsey and then I build up from there according to what I have around in my fridge. Although I am lucky enough to be able to lunch
at home during most days of the week, I sometimes have the need to quickly grab something to
eat in my lunchbreak between classes. In those days I either pick something up from
my meal prepping and pack it in airtight containers or cook two portions of dinner the night before
and pack one of those portions to take with me to university the day after. Sometimes I also create my own salad or rice
bowls with some leftovers. I have created a companion blog post that
you can check out with more details on this subject. I will link the types of container I’m using,
how I pack for lunch, a few more details on meal prepping and grocery shopping an so on. You can find all of that down below as well
as a link to Sadia’s video. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video and
I will see you next week. Bye!

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