Upon move-in day and seeing the parents drive away, the first thing that came to mind was, "Time for some food". Moving in takes a lot of energy, and the first thing one wants to do afterwards is eat. But, new apartment usually equals no food. Thus begins the chaos.
While eating out is certainly optional, I chose to go grocery shopping for the finest dining I could buy (and by finest dining, I mean getting microwavable foods). This trend occurred for the first week of apartment life, and concurrently took its toll on my stomach.
So, how does a post-grad with little money eat right?
Veggies, fruit, chicken, pasta, and rice.
A week's supply of chicken, pasta, or deli can cost you a maximum of $50, but if you spend less than $20 you might want to check the quality of those products. One of the best dinners you could make from these products would be chicken and rice, baked chicken and rice, or chicken fried rice! So many combinations, right?
Being used to perpetually hot college lunches and dinners kind of made me a bit spoiled, but it wasn't the healthiest food. Peanut-butter sandwiches for lunch still haven't gotten old.
The best advice, eat what makes your stomach happy. If the food makes you feel awful, don't eat it again.
By: Matthew Romeo
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