Your offspring or grandchild is off to University? Surely not. When did that happen? They have only just started school! But it is true, and they are leaving home – well at least for the time being, they are going to be independent, and feeding themselves.
Your greatest fear is that they will spend all of their precious student loan on takeaways, or not eat at all. But the truth is you should give them more credit, and back it up with some really useful tips on food and cooking.
You could help by advising them to stock up with with the basics like pasta, rice, potatoes, vegetables and dried quinoa and plenty of tins of baked beans and tins of tuna. Also a good idea to fill their freezer with vegetables, oven fries and pitta bread.
A quick lesson in the life span of meats and the ‘how to, or not’ of reheating food, without sounding too patronizing. I remember my first student shared accommodation where we almost got food poisoning when one of the students reheated chicken from the day before. I don’t mean to scare you, but it has to be said.
Encourage them to enjoy cooking meals to share with other students, as this will also earn them brownie points and help them to integrate.
Explain how easy it is to freeze food and give them some containers or freezer bags to make sure they have the option.
Theming the meals is also good and this can easily be done with the help of some tasty spice ingredients eg https://www.spicentice.com/ meal kits, which are both cost effective and healthy. Incidentally, this family run company started when their son was at University and they would send him home made spices to ensure he ate at all. It worked, as he is now married with kids of his own. See some of their quick and easy recipes, which could get your young adult through their entire time at University or College.
This will also encourage the ‘bonding’ experience of cultures and experimentation with food, as well as good old fashioned nutrition.
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