Maintaining a healthy, inexpensive and tasty diet in college is almost somewhat of an oxymoron. Yet, eating balanced meals is a necessity to getting good grades and being a productive student. It can also be hard to find resources that are actually helpful.
Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 is a free downloadable PDF cookbook that does exactly what its title promises. It also gives tips on how to shop effectively, make the most out of your ingredients and provide helpful cooking techniques. Recipes range from simple breakfast items such as tomato scrambled eggs to explaining how to make easy pizza dough.
The project originally began as Leanne Brown’s senior thesis at New York University to target families and individuals on food stamps, but quickly the project took off. Brown has raised almost $145,000 to put her cookbook into print and distribute it to organizations who support low-income families and people who do not have internet access.
While initially intended for people relying on food stamps, this is a great resource for anybody who is trying to make the most out of their budget.