I don’t know about you, but I definitely took for granted the ‘free’ food I got at home.You cannot beat the food at home because 1) it is free 2) delicious & 3) most likely cooked by a parent. You got to skip the whole process of thinking about what to make, buying the food, and cooking the meal. All you had to worry about is eating!
As we go off and begin to support ourselves we start to understand the amount of time and money that goes into making a meal. It’s not as easy has mom makes it look. I think this is where college students go wrong. Often times we resort to making short cuts because either we don't have the money or don't want to put in the time or energy to takes to create a good meal.
This leads to bulk purchases of ramen noodles, hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, etc. I understand why college students do this. It is quick and cheap! Though it’s convenient, it is far from the healthiest choice. I believe the best way to combat this battle is to band together!Find a group of friends and cook together!
Pick 1 or 2 (or 5) days in the week where you all contribute to a meal and eat together. Structure it however best fits your situation, but one option is to have each of your friends bring an item of food for them meal. For example, say you want to have a taco night. (Taco Tuesday!) One friend cooks and brings the meat, another buys the tortilla shells and rice, and the last brings the toppings. Not only is it fun to cook and eat a meal with your friends, but you will have a well-rounded meal for less than if you bought everything yourself.