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College Vegans

This is a place to post recipes and tips for those of us living in dorms and appartments- living the raw vegan life at a younger age than many. Any money-saving ideas, stuggles, and other new topics are welcome. Please take this page and run with it! Make friends, find other poeple at your school, etc. Health and hapiness! xoxo

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How do I work out the raw vegan thang with my college and their meal plan rules?

Started by Aoife Calderon. Last reply by Aoife Calderon Apr 16. 6 Replies

Hi guys,I was wondering if you have had prior experience telling your college you follow a raw vegan diet and cannot eat from the meal plan. I emailed my college the other day and they told me I had…Continue

Sharing a space for uni?

Started by Shananana-Bananana Apr 8. 0 Replies

Hey guys! I'm searching for ways to be able to reasonably afford attending UT Austin, CU Boulder, or UC Berkeley, at least until I can establish residency. Anyone willing to share (so, I'd copay)…Continue

Tags: rent, share, housing, copay, boulder

Super Limited Budget

Started by Blue Hughes. Last reply by Victoria Rogers Apr 2. 1 Reply

Okay, so I'm in college, living off campus, and I have a very tight budget. Maybe around $120 a month for food and things like TP, Shampoo, Dish soap, etc. I try to manage my budget as much as I can…Continue

Tags: carbs, cooked, food, budget, college


Started by Erica E. Last reply by Bella VaLora Feb 17. 3 Replies

Hey all! I would love any tips on how you are managing to do your shopping on a budget.  I live in a small college town, and live off campus without a meal plan.  Right now I am making multiple trips…Continue

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Comment by Chena Toma on July 5, 2012 at 3:35pm

Kayla...why no meal plan? That is what I have done...so I can go in the cafeteria and eat as much as I can and then taking some to go...is it the fruit/veg source that dorm caf.s rely on?

Comment by Chena Toma on July 5, 2012 at 3:24pm

LOL @ Agnes with the 4 oranges=gluttony thing, after my parents saw me eat 2 bananas, an orange and ad apple they thought they had to "sit down and have a talk" and all I could think while they were telling me about how bad it is to eat so much fruit was "what that? oh no I wasn't even done yet"
I think my highest peak of laughing at others reactions was when I brought a watermelon in to chipotle. My bf wanted to have a wrap there (he isn't vegan) and so in order to eat w him I had a half a melon at the table. I'm 99% sure a foreigner took a picture of me on her phone.

Comment by Gretchen A. on July 5, 2012 at 3:23pm

Awesome group here. Going to college this fall and excited/nervous about how I'll keep up with lfrv.

Comment by Chena Toma on July 5, 2012 at 3:20pm

Anyone going to school in central Illinois. I can't wait to return to school in the fall b/c I can gorge on all the fruit I want to in the dining hall w/out worrying about saving my money very carefully...my parents hate  the idea of raw veganism so when I come home for the summer I have to buy my own food. 42 days left! ^_^

Comment by Katrina Louise on July 1, 2012 at 11:19am

Hey everyone, great site! I just joined : ) 

Anyway, I just wanted to give a tip that some might find useful. I just got back from the farmers market with a bunch of fresh cherries and peaches for super cheap! I usually just go at the end of the market when there is only about an hour left so all of the stands really want to get rid of there produce and a bunch of stuff goes on sale! Then I usually ask if they will give me a discount on top of that if I buy in bulk and they almost always will! Anyway, hope this helps! Cheers and cherries. 

Comment by LittleFruity1 on May 8, 2012 at 2:23am

Hey everybody!

I am going to UMBC in Maryland and I'm hoping to be able to get an apartment next year so I can store my fruit :) 

Any tips?

Comment by Agnes on April 28, 2012 at 11:18am

Awesome website Kayla! I totally want those lip balms!

And about social situations, it is tough. I recently went 100% raw after doing a month of 80% raw, and I find i have been avoiding my friends which I know would criticize my diet. My one friend freaked out when I ate 4 oranges, (but eating 4 cookies was never an issue?! lol) He was like there's something seriously wrong with you, that's gluttony. You are eating too much. I was like woah, relax. Since that experience I have been effectively avoiding him and it sucks because he is one of my closest friends! I find that some people are more accepting than others.

In social situations, for example going out to a restaurant, Michael Arnstein did a great video saying how we should find restaurants with great salad bars, or simply ask for a salad and alter it. I went out to a restaurant and the waiter was more than accommodating with my salad. I explained to him that I am a vegan and that I wanted all the ingredients in my salad raw.

PS I wish we were all together, it would make it so much easier at meal times! Is anyone planning on going to the Woodstock Fruit Festival!? =)

Comment by Sanazberries on April 24, 2012 at 4:43am
Gahhh! I'm at school and we have like nothing.
I'm going to be here for another 6 hours. All I've had is some watermelon, 2 dates, my friend game me half of his banana after I begged for it lol, and an apple... For $1 -_-
All the fruit and veggies on this campus right now are apples ($1) each, a cup(literally a cup with 3 pieces of watermelon and 3 pieces of what appears to be unripe pineapple) for $3
And salad made out of subway veggies. Tried to get a salad but they only have iceberg lettuce cucumber and tomato, and are out of spinach! I tried to cut out overts (esp cause its that time..) and the only other thing is raw almonds.
Spent so much time this morning preparing food (cut up a watermelon) had some pomelos, oranges, and apples, and I forgot it all!
My college sucks.
Comment by Kimberly Marie on April 23, 2012 at 6:55am

this is awesome! i feel so alone being only 22 and on this diet. i watch so many videos on youtube of people who have huge kitchens, expensive appliances, and clearly alot more money than i do. its nice to know i am not the only one out there trying to squeeze this diet into my tiny text-book filled apartment

Comment by Kimberry on April 21, 2012 at 12:49pm

Awesome group! I'm not in college but I'm 'college-age', whatever that means! :p


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