are there any other superheroes in college? i've been vegan since i was about 14, but i don't really like to eat most of the fake/processed vegan foods anymore & i figured working towards a superhero diet would be ideal because i've been interested in macrobiotics as well. only problem is i'm in college & it's expensive! so i was wondering if there's anybody else in college who's attempting a superhero diet. :]
it doesn't have to be expensive! get a bunch of big glass and try to visit a local healthfood store where you can stock up in the bulk section. get organic brown rice, quinoa, hulled barley, steel-cut oats, sesame seeds, and whatever else looks good and whole grain. look for sales on canned beans (i know canned isn't IDEAL, but it's fine if you rinse the beans well, and it's a heck of a lot easier when you're a student.)
then all you need to do is throw in some tofu and tempeh. load up on greens 1x a week and you can do it! don't feel like you need to buy expensive umeboshi vinegar and stuff like that -- it's nice to have, but you don't need it. overall, superhero diet is the cheapest thing if you can find somewhere that sells bulk.
hey thank for the advice! i went to my local health food store & all the sea vegetables, umeboshi plums, etc. were so expensive! but you're totally right, eating grains/beans/tofu/veggies is muchhh cheaper. :]
Also I don't know if you have a Whole Foods near you, but the soups are a great staple. I am also a student, and while I do find it pretty difficult to eat superhero (I don't have access to a kitchen, so cooking grains, veggies, etc. is pretty difficult) I have a fridge. So I buy a few of the soups from WF (namely Split Pea, Spinach Lentil, Carrot Ginger, and other yummy vegan soups) to have when I am in a bind. They aren't that expensive either (I think about 3.50 for one meals worth of soup). I usually heat them up in the microwave (not ideal, I know) but they are freshly made everyday so its sort of superhero??? You can do the same thing with other soups, although these are not usually fresh (from Trader Joes, even Safeway). Yay for cheap college students!
I'm a college student too, but my school is very small (1700 students) and we are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan. That makes it HARD to get a variety of grains and beans. The only dark green i normally can get is spinach, and the only grain i can always get is brown rice. Anything else that they might serve is a bonus :) I sometimes wonder if I'm getting enough nutrients by only eating what the school provides. But, I live in a dorm and don't really have much of an option.
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