Sick of eating cereal and ramen for lunch and dinner? Want to spend less money eating out and finally start cooking for yourself? Put down that frozen pizza, because HC’s Health Editor, Sammie Levin, is here to share her daily eats so you can get ideas for healthy, satisfying meals that are easy enough for any time-strapped collegiette to make. After you read Collegiette Eats, your taste buds, wallet and waistline will thank you.
Yesterday was my first day of classes for the semester, so I had to start it off with a good breakfast. I had two pieces of toasted Ezekiel bread with almond butter. I topped one with sliced banana and the other with sliced strawberry and sprinkled both with chia seeds and cinnamon. I popped them in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds so that the almond butter would melt a little. Yummm.
For lunch, I sautéed onions, mushrooms, kale and spinach in olive oil and garlic. Then I added a few cherry tomatoes and chunks of avocado and topped it with a fried egg. Simple, but very satisfying.
My friend cooked dinner for me and a few friends last night, and he is quite the chef. He made seared ahi tuna and served it with hummus, spicy mayo and tomatoes. Hummus and fish may sound like a weird combo, but it was actually really tasty! He seasoned the tuna with salt and pepper and coated it in sesame seeds, and then seared it by putting it in a pan with olive for just about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side. Not only does tuna taste good, but it's good for you too, filled with protein, omega-3s and various vitamins and minerals. You can read about the health benefits of tuna here.
I want to try making seared tuna myself sometime soon because it was delicious and is ready to eat so quickly! It can be a hassle to wait a half hour to an hour for something to bake in the oven, so if you're in a rush, then seared tuna is a great, healthy dinner option. And it looks really fancy, too, so you can impress your roommates without actually having to do much-especially since when you tell them you're making tuna, they'll probably picture canned tuna, so you'll set the bar pretty low. Sounds like a good deal to me!