Eating well while you’re in school can be a challenge for a myriad of reasons: it’s expensive (I’m looking at you, Whole Foods, you temptress); there aren’t enough hours in the day for extensive prep time; and dorm rooms don’t usually have the necessary appliances to create that gourmet experience.
That’s why BookRenter partnered with ZocDoc to create five healthy, quick meals on the cheap to add variety and protein to your daily food consumption.
• Is less than 500 calories
• Costs under $3 per serving
• Takes 30 minutes or less to make
• Requires only a microwave
These quick and easy ideas are sure to satisfy your hunger pangs, wallet, and other limitations. So get to cooking!
5 Healthy Meals for the College Student – An infographic by the team at ZocDoc and Bookrenter
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Filed under: The Rented Life
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It’s that time of year again — back to school! Time to get all of your new school supplies for this semester’s classes! Only problem: school supplies are EXPENSIVE, especially at the beginning of the academic calendar! Luckily, I’ve compiled a list of 10 Ways to get Free School Supplies!
- Shop at home — the number one way to get free school supplies is to go through the mess at home. Either do this yourself, or
ive your parents a call to see if they can mail you any old binders, notebooks, pencils/pens, etc. Lord knows we did NOT use all of the things we bought in high school!
- Grab ad-pens — lots of on-campus organizations hand out free pens/pencils at the start of the year to advertise. Doctors offices and banks do this as well. Don’t forget to say thank you!
- Continue where you left off — if you have a notebook from last semester that’s only been 1/4 filled in, don’t buy a new one! Pick up where you left off and chances are you STILL won’t finish with it.
- Recycle printed assignments — all of those one-sided essay prints can be reused for future printed assignments. Most teachers will be fine with recycling printer paper as long as you cross off the old assignment and make it clear which side you’re turning in.
- Go to Welcome Week… even if you’re not a freshman — as long as you can sneak in (which is usually pretty easy), Welcome Week activities are PACKED with free stuff, a lot of which includes school supplies!
- Ask office friends — if you’ve befriended someone who either has an office job or works in an office supplies store, it’s best to get on their good side because once the school year rolls around they could get you some great discounts!
- Go to local fairs / conventions — the end-of-summer season is popular for things like Minnesota’s State Fair (where I’ll be headed this weekend!), at which lots of local organizations will be handing out free pens, pencils, and other knick-knacks!
- Use coupon books — Universities pass these out at the start of every year and most students toss theirs in the trash — don’t! Chances are there are some pretty good deals on school supplies, and much more!
- Take advantage of BookRenters’ free inserts — BookRenter often includes free inserts of school supplies with textbook orders!
- Check Facebook — there are plenty of university Facebook groups dedicated to moving sales. Sometimes kids will give away things they just want to get rid of, and a lot of the time they will give away free school supplies!
Filed under: College Life, Tips
As much as I’m in denial about the whole “g” word, it is time to face the fact that my undergraduate career is in fact almost over. The fact that I only have a couple more months as a student here at University of Delaware is exciting and terrifying all at the same time. I decided to compile a list of the 5 best things I have done since being in college the past 3.5 years because I think you should consider doing them if you haven’t already!
1. Rush a Sorority/Fraternity
Sorority recruitment changed my life. I was a transfer student to UD my sophomore year and having come from Syracuse – I knew NO ONE. Joining my sorority absolutely changed my life and my college experience for the better.
Photo © wt-prairie
2. Run A Race
I registered for my first marathon last year and am so happy I did. I’m not saying that you have to go run a marathon, but consider doing a 5k or that beloved Color Run; running a race with friends is an experience you won’t forget.
Photo © chimpmitten
3. Live Off Campus
To live in an apartment with three other friends my senior year has been an unbelievable experience. Not only is it a ton of fun, I finally escaped that dreadful dining hall food and can cook myself dinner in my own kitchen.
Photo © Lewis Park
4. Road Trip
It doesn’t have to be far or take a long time, just go somewhere fun and spend a day forgetting about classes and exams. Taking road trips down to the beach with my best friends has created memories that will last a lifetime.
Photo © Lisa (West) Szymanski
5. Take Pictures
Trust me, if you don’t have at least 500 pictures to document your college career, you will regret it. These are supposed to be the best 4 years of your life, and you don’t want to forget a second of them.
Photo © Gracie Cannell
Do any of these things while you can! Your college years go by faster than you think!