Eat Good, Feel Good
Rachel Schachter, student, Cal State University, Northridge | September 16, 2021 in Pearson Students
Entering college was a major change from high school. Who knew something could possibly take up so much of my time! Despite the virtual aspect of becoming a college student in 2020, finding the time to fulfill my basic daily routines was a struggle. With so much work and so little time to take care of myself, I found myself turning to fast food options far too often when I was constantly running between activities and meetings. I felt it was important for me to take the little free time that I had within my schedule to educate myself on proper nutrition.
Whenever I could find the time, I would search for quick and easy recipes that I could make. I soon got busy in the kitchen and created meals that I loved. I even found a local farmer’s market open every Wednesday, where I go to not only purchase fresh produce, but spend time outside away from my work, enjoying the live music and local business vendors. This change turned into a fun activity for me. I would try to fit as many colors as I could into my meals through different fruits, veggies, and grains. I started to love the way I was feeling soon after eating more nutritious foods. To make it easier for myself, I even started to prepare food on the weekends when I had more free time. That way, it was ready and set to be eaten at my convenience during the week.