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Student Brain Food Eat Well, Study Better by Lauren Lucien

Student Brain Food Eat Well, Study Better

Part of the Palgrave Student to Student Series
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Lauren Lucien is fresh from university and is well versed in the needs of hungry students. Her book provides the recipes for making good filling food but she’s also paying attention to health, budget concerns and timing. There are plenty of ideas for adapting the recipes and notes on what goes with which. Lauren Lucien is also aware that few students will have a vast array of cooking equipment - she keeps it basic using mugs, spoons and of course hands. Student or not, anyone wanting to make good food on a tight budget could benefit from her experience.

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Lauren Lucien on why she wrote Student Brain Food...

As a student I discovered that there was a direct link between what I ate and my energy
and concentration levels when studying. Trying to ‘boost’ my body and mind with
energy drinks just made me feel sick after a while, and I was eating crisps and junk food
because of the stress of not being able to revise and write essays in the way I knew I
could. Then there was the financial drain – takeaways, snacks from the pasty shop and
other fast food was expensive, plus I’d be hungry an hour later because it wasn’t a filling
or balanced meal. So with all these things in mind, I started to change my eating and lifestyle habits bit by bit and found that the food I made myself was cheaper and healthier than junk food. I wrote Student Brain Food to help more students save money, eat better and
understand what they are eating. I teamed up with Dr Opara, Principal Lecturer in Nutrition
at Kingston University, London, to bring you an intelligent student cookbook that feeds
your body and your mind. Enjoy learning more about nutrition, saving money and of course trying out all the tasty recipes in Student Brain Food!

Who is Sue Baker


Student Brain Food Eat Well, Study Better by Lauren Lucien

'Hello, and welcome to my student cookbook. I'm Lauren and I started collecting recipes towards the end of my final year. Eating healthily on a budget was difficult at first, but by the end of university I was a dab hand at knowing what food helped me to study better and how to plan and budget for my meals. Along with tasty and well tested recipes from my student friends, the knowledge of Dr Opara - Head of Nutrition at Kingston University, UK, and even a few special family recipes, I bring you the very best recipes to fuel your body and mind.' Succeed as a student with this unique student cookbook which shows how good nutrition and eating well can help boost academic performance. * Contains over 100 simple recipes, each with step-by-step instructions and photographs. * Includes everything from breakfast bites and smoothies to sharing dishes and sweet treats, as well as soups and stews, easy eats and dips and sauces. * Provides information on cupboard essentials, shopping on a budget, preparing commonly used vegetables, food hygiene and kitchen safety. Need an energy burst before that early lecture? Why not grab a delicious fruit smoothie to keep you fuelled. It's also a quick way to get some of your five a day! After something that's tasty but quick and simple to make before an impromptu study or gym session? Look no further than easy eats, which include fish dishes to keep you alert and energised. Deserve a treat after an exam or for a date night? How about Reward Choco-Vanilla Pancakes. If you want to, you can reduce the calorie count by replacing ice cream with frozen yoghurt.

About the Author

Lauren Lucien

Lauren Lucien is a Creative Writing with English Literature graduate, with five years' experience in catering. She is also the author of University Life: Making it Work for You.

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5th July 2013


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Palgrave Macmillan


208 pages


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