You have to enjoy the experience and we all know that is hard to stay away from junk food, but try to go grocery shopping as that can be a good experience too like learning the new words for food ’s, learning how to manage your budget, or checking out local traditional food.
This is the easiest one to plan because you are at home and can cook fast, healthy and tasty food during your Erasmus Programme:
A good way to food during your Erasmus Programme in a healthy way is by buying the perfect ingredients. First, before you go shopping, make a list of what you need instead of picking up random things that you don’t need.
Once you are in the shop looking for stuff, check the dates, make sure that they are fresh. Read the content to make sure they are suitable for you.
Here are some suggestions that will help you with your grocery shopping:
Bread: if it is too big for you, you always freeze half of it.
Eggs: very easy to cook in so many different ways, tasty and healthy.
Tuna cans: it also serves as a complement to any dish.
Rice and quinoa: Easy to cook and long-lasting expiration date (even cooked)
Vegetables (fresh or frozen): very helpful when you are out of ideas of what to prepare.
Fruits: lots of vitamins for a healthy body.
Sauces and oils (soya, olives oil, etc..)
Seasonings (chinnamon, pepper, sault, cumin etc…)
Beans (vegan proteins)
Don’t waste food, remember somewhere in the world there is somebody dreaming about it, also it is a waste of money. That´s why is so important to plan everything and buy wisely.
Remember that Erasmus+ program aims to be a green programma so try reduce meat consumption: this is essential to minimizing global warming. Cutting back on meat has indeed been linked to improved health and a reduced risk of certain diseases. However, these benefits seem to depend on what other foods you eat and what types of meat you limit.
In addition to providing health benefits, eating more plants and less meat may be good for the environment.
Meat production typically requires more resources, leads to more greenhouse gas emissions, and contributes to deforestation and pollution to a larger extent than producing fruits, vegetables, and other minimally processed plant foods.
Flexitarian diets involve reducing the intake of animal products but not eliminating them. Research has found they’re associated with health benefits similar to those associated with vegan or vegetarian eating patterns.