In the blink of an eye, it feels like summer is officially here! At the end of a long work week, now there’s no excuse for Torontonians to stay inside. It's time to get active and out into the sunshine, hike Rattlesnake Point or grab your running gear and swing by Sugar Beach. We are known for being fit and healthy, but we also know that eating right goes hand-in-hand with keeping active and let's be real, we know you're all working on that beach bod.

Some might think that eating healthy needs to be a challenge or that good food means no flavour. But those in the know will already be familiar with the awesomeness that is Freshii, with its top-notch customizable salads, wraps, bowls, burritos and soups. With fast, affordable, healthy food, Freshii is the place to go for a meal that is legit good-for-you real food. 

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As a student, you're always trying to find ways to save money - and you're probably aware of how hard this can get in a place like Ottawa. If you're trying to turn your post-frosh-week-anti-freshman-fifteen-detox-health-kick into a lifestyle, it's obvious at this point that while there are lots of healthy options available around the city, prices can rack up quickly. Once you top that off with those friends who can never decide where they want to eat, or those friends always having to bail because they actually ended up buying all their textbooks - it gets tough.

But don't worry - you can eat your way to a fat wallet. Here's a Monday-Friday (plus a Saturday cheat day) list of healthy and affordable lunches all under $8.

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