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Key Points

  • It is important to eat healthily in college, and you can do so without draining your bank account.
  • Plan your recipes ahead, using cookbooks such as "How to Eat Healthy on a Budget" which show you the cost per serving you'll be adding to your budget.

Eating well on a tight budget

It is possible keep yourself AND your wallet healthy and full! It is important to do both of those things, especially in college. As you use this time to prepare for the future, you need nutrients to keep your mind clear to optimize your learning and retention, and let's face it: Ramen just doesn't do the trick every day. Here are some great recipes that can help you keep your body and bank account happy:

A Cookbook Designed for You!

BYU Dietetics interns created "How to Eat Healthy on a Budget" especially for university students who don't want to sacrifice their health or their wallets. This cookbook even includes the cost-per-serving of every recipe so you can create a delicious meal plan within your budget. It's a great tool to help you plan your meals right, even if you're short on time and money. The following videos are easy-to-follow tutorials for recipes in this cookbook:

Delicious Fried Rice

Delicious Fried Rice (BYU Recipes)

Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo

Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo (BYU Recipes)

Mushroom Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Mushroom Chicken Lettuce Wraps (BYU Recipes)

Two Gourmet Grilled Chesses

Two Gourmet Grilled Cheeses (BYU Recipes)

Black Bean Quesadilla

Black Bean Quesadilla (BYU Recipes)

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili (BYU Recipes)

Southwest Eggs and Toast

Southwest Eggs and Toast (BYU Recipes)

Southwest Skillet

Southwest Skillet (BYU Recipes)

Good and Cheap Cookbook

Good and Cheap is another great book for healthy recipes, capping off at around $4 each day. It's another quick-and-easy resource for starving students on a tight budget!

MIX!: a BYU Recipe Magazine

Did you know that BYU also has an online recipe magazine designed for students like you? Visit to get access to regularly updated recipes created to save your budget and your pallet!

Recipes for Dating!

Are you hoping to show off your frugal-yet-scrumptious cooking skills to a special someone? Then BYU's Two Magazine has a great resource for you! Visit to access these great recipes which are sure to impress!

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