‘Food’ Posts

Save Money and Calories by Buying Groceries

Freshman year, it’s normal for most students. Head to the dining hall, class, hang out with friends, dining hall, sleep, rinse, and repeat. When most of us graduated from the meal plan, we had a choice to make – are we going to subsist based on eating out every day or should we buy groceries ...

5 Summer Treat Twists

There are some classic staples of summer- watermelon, swimming pools, lounging, tanning, and leaving four fans running all night come to mind- and while great, they sometimes could use a replacement or twist to keep the same standards fresh. With that in mind, here are five substitutes or variations of five classic summer treats ...

10 Online Food Delivery Services You Should Know About

The number of nights where I lay in bed after a final with a petrified mind and body are countless. That being said, the chances that my section of the refridgerator has any consumable food is about zero percent. I realize that there are college students out there who decorate their fridge with a rainbow ...

Meal Planning 101

One of the biggest expenses for a college student is undoubtedly food.  Some students choose to go the cafeteria meal plan route, and depending on your school and the plan you choose, that may be an economical solution.  But for those of you living in an apartment (and especially those of you that live ...

Infographic: The Taco Bell Takeover

If you’re like most college students, chances are you’ve indulged in at least one late-night fast food run during your college career. Each year, Americans spend over $110 billion on fast food alone, but the Taco Bell empire has long been a fan favorite. The first Taco Bell opened in Downey, California on March 21, ...

Infographic: We Love Ramen

Ramen has been a staple in American student cuisine for quite some time now, because of how inexpensive and edible it is. Ramen can also be quite filling if you add some of your own signature cooking hacks to it. This original Hack College Infographic was created because we, like many students around the world ...

The Healthiest Vending Machine Snack Options

In a perfect world, snacks would consist of fresh fruit and veggies. Realistically, though, there will probably be times in your college career when hunger strikes and your only option is a campus vending machine. For the most part, vending machine snacks are processed, high in sugar and salt, and low in nutrition, but if ...

Get Control of Your Late Night Snacking Habit

an class="full-image-block ssNonEditable">Think before you dig in! Image by thelittleone417 and licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Fact: eating late at night does not cause you to gain weight—the only number that matters here is the amount of calories you consume throughout the whole day. 500 extra calories at noon will have the exact same effect as 500 extra calories at midnight. But it’s the time between normal waking hours when many college students’ self-control seems to vanish and we begin to indulge in anything within reach.

Curbing your late night eating habits is not easy, but it’s comforting to know you don’t need to give them up entirely. In fact, if you’re staying up more than four hours past your dinnertime, then it’s perfectly normal for your stomach to start grumbling again in the middle of your cram session. There’s nothing wrong with preparing yourself a healthy snack at any time of the day if you actually need it. Let’s face it, though—you’re probably not finishing off a pint of Ben and Jerry’s or half of a family-sized bag of potato chips because you need to. The first step to controlling your midnight munchies is to identify why you are eating.

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Happy Thanksgiving from HackCollege!

And now, we feast. Image courtesy of Flickr user JacobEnos and licensed under CC by SA 2.0 Happy Turkey Day everyone!  Today we’re thankful for all you readers, and this great list of 50 free apps to be thankful for.  Now go eat some food and shotgun some beer!