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Adulting 101

Just because you never learned how to cook an egg or balance a checkbook, doesn't mean you can't! This guide will show you some life skills needed beyond college. There is also a discussion board where you can ask adulting questions.

Cooking on a Budget

Nutrition

Nutrition is different for everyone! Specific dietary restrictions, illnesses, lifestyle habits, and other factors can dramatically affect what works best for your body. Always follow your doctor's advice and recognize that nutrition is not a one size fits all.

My two mottos I follow about nutrition: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants" and "Everything in moderation, including moderation".

Basic Cooking Tips and Skills

  • Use spices and toppings to mix up meal staples
  • Allow your oven to preheat and your stovetop to heat up for a minutes before using it for cooking. In general, food tastes better when you add it to an already hot pan
  • Eggs, beans, lentils, nuts, and canned fish are cheap and easy sources of protein
  • If you have a freezer, many meals can be made ahead and frozen for later
  • Frozen fruits and veggies are almost identical to fresh produce in terms of nutrition
  • Oxygen is the enemy of fresh produce, so try to get as much air out of containers and avoid washing your produce until you are ready to eat it.