View Full Version : Raw as a college student?
12-30-2007, 11:02 PM
I was wondering if there are any other college students (who live in dorms) here who have figured out a way to maintain a raw diet while in school. It seems like the lack of equipment, time, and money will make it difficult, as well as of course more temptations to eat/drink junk (I've already have enough friends on the phone tell me I'm crazy, and they're not even here). I have only been eating raw foods for a week now while at home, but I would really like to incorporate it into my diet once I go back to the dorm.
12-30-2007, 11:10 PM
Oops I apologize- I just figured out the advanced search and realized there were a bunch of threads on this. I'll read up... anyway maybe there are new people in the same boat anyway?
12-31-2007, 12:01 AM
just wanted to tell you i'm in the same boat... I'm doing the raw challenge for jan... & I'm worried about going back to school next week!
12-31-2007, 12:03 AM
If you're raw, you'll really get your money's worth out of your tuition with your brain being Raw-powered! .......oh, :rolleyes: , I'm 35.....skulks away.....:D
12-31-2007, 11:31 AM
I'm hoping to find a bunch of recipes/snacks that I can do with just a blender, cutting board, and knife (not exactly room/$$ for a fancy dehydrator). Choconilla, let me know if you find any goods ones! :)
12-31-2007, 12:02 PM
i would suggest getting the book "Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People" by Jennifer Cornbleet. She really lays things out and her recipes are easy and require few ingredients and prep. No dehydrators required ... but the fp is used quite a bit. I just got a fp for christmas, and was able to get by before that on only the blender, knife, cutting board and small coffee grinder for grinding nuts and seeds.
12-31-2007, 01:22 PM
I'm a raw college student! :) It can be done with a $40/week budget, a cheap blender, and sneaking fruit out of the dining hall.
01-01-2008, 06:55 PM
That books sounds great, thanks!
01-01-2008, 11:47 PM
here are some ideas: you might try sprouting. I use a hemp bag and just drain them over the sink. small batches work best. check your school's myspace/facebook pages, maybe there are other students eating raw you can talk to. also talk to the cafeteria people, they might be helpful (even if they give you weird looks) giving you raw veggies. maybe you can use wax paper or cling wrap and dry/dehydrate foods in your dorm room (if it's as dry and hot as my office). if you can't buy Alissa's book right now at least check on line for great recipes with a blender. Good luck!!
01-02-2008, 06:19 AM
Not in college by a long shot (graduated 10 years ago :D )...
But I remember the meal plan--we had one cafeteria they built with the athletics program (UF) in mind--so there was this HUGE salad bar. Most every cafe spot or quick bite place in addition to those horrible muffins..had apples, bananas, and oranges if you needed a quick bite.
Personally--I'd stock up on some sturdy fruit and veg that doesn't require refrigeration and some nuts.
Good luck! And congrats to you for taking your health seriously while still in college.
01-02-2008, 06:27 AM
I'm raw while in college too. I think having a ton of fruits around is great because they're easy to eat, and take no time to prepare. A blender has also come in handy. Some people are actually interested about what I'm doing and want to know more every time they see me blending up something green! :D Dried fruits and nuts are tasty and can be eaten quickly as well.
01-02-2008, 08:03 AM
yep, that book is great...inexpensive too!
i commend all of you raw college students. when i was in undergrad/lived in dorms... wow, about 8-9 years ago, i was vegan and the food options sucked!!
i could use my meal plan at 5 fast food places and a cafeteria that was open for limited hours. i got busted quite a few times for filling up backpacks of fruit. and needless to say, alot of french fries were consumed. yuk!!!
i hope your college eating options are way better than mine was!
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