When all your friends are going for sponsors to finance their lifestyle in campus, you don’t have to follow that route.

Although surviving with the little pocket money from your parents or HELB can be tricky, that still is no enough reason to adopt a careless lifestyle. If it’s food, you don’t have to buy expensive foods for you to eat healthily.

Seriously, some of the very nutritious foods are very cheap and most campus students can afford them. We are talking about healthy and affordable meals such as the ones listed below:

1. USA

Ugali sukuma avocado(cookpad)

I don’t know if this delicacy still goes by this name nowadays but USA was the short form of Ugali, Sukuma, avocado when I was still a student. This meal is easy to prepare and your body will thank you for feeding it with loads of nutrients. With Sukuma za 10 bob, and avocado ya 20 bob, you are good to go. And you can add kachumbari if you like.

2. Scrambled eggs and ugali

Ugali and scrambled eggs(411 Kenya)

Within 30 minutes, your meal should be ready unless you are cooking ugali ya kisiagi. Eggs are very affordable these days, retailing between 10-15 shillings. Two scrambled eggs and tomato are enough to feed one comrade. If you are lucky and got some flour from shags, then life should be pretty easy for you when it comes to eating healthy.

3. Spaghetti and scrambled eggs

When your taste buds can no longer stand ugali, then spaghetti will do. Very fast to fix yet very nutritious. You will have eaten healthier than the person who went to the cafeteria and got themselves a pack of fries.

4. Rice beans

Rice and beans(Co+op, stronger together)

Beans are always cheap compared to other legumes and you can always get some from the market if your parents are not farmers. In some colleges, power is free in hostels and you can thus boil your beans without worries. The problem only rises when the power goes out before your beans are cooked. You can also get already cooked beans from the Kibandasky to accompany your rice.

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5. Noodles and ripe bananas

Sounds gross? I know. But until you try it, don’t rule it out. A packet on Indomie noodles retails for around 30 bob and ripe banana is only 10 bob. Slice your banana into your ready noodles and enjoy your meal.

6. Githeri and vegetables

Githeri(Yummy Magazine by EatOut)

This is a cheap and well-balanced meal. Get githeri and the vegetables of your choice from the kibanda and go make a delicious meal. Of course, githeri is never complete without avocado.