In college, every meal counts!
Things get more expensive, you start to have less time — but don’t worry. Here are 10 (easy) recipes you can whip up to ensure you maintain a healthy, stress-free diet in your busy college years.
1. Microwave Omelet
It’s all too easy to forget about the most important meal of the day in college, but eggs in a microwavable will save you time, money and stress as you struggle with books and homework throughout your studies.
2. Bacon and Rice
Investing in a rice cooker will prove to be extremely worth it once you realise how many high-quality meals you can whip up! So many dishes have rice as a base — for example, the bacon and rice combo.
It’s delicious and ridiculously fast to make (and clean up), but only if you have a rice cooker!
3. Microwave Breakfast Sandwich
If you’ve got eggs, bread, ham and bacon, you’ve got yourself a breakfast sandwich. The best part is that you can figure out exactly what ingredients work best for you with this effortless college-style recipe.
4. Grilled cheese with a fruity twist
Grilled cheese. Again? Hang on now, don’t click away! This traditional sandwich option could be a lot more fun if you were willing to add a unique, fruity twist to it. Try out some pineapple and ham with your grilled cheese next time it’s 3AM and you’re snacking.
Who knows? You might really come to love the sweetness of it.
5. Mac ‘n cheese (in a mug)
This mug recipe of classic mac ‘n cheese will guarantee that you get a decent, quick meal during your busiest times! Just mix and cook some pasta and cheese in the microwave and voila — a nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner.
6. Microwave Popcorn
As a college student, popcorn is going to quickly become your best friend. It’s cheap, filling, easy to store and fast to make! What more could you want? Oh yeah, you can also mix it up as much as you want. Butter, salt, caramel. And your friends will love you for it.
7. Instant Noodles
If you’re feeling especially lazy, instant noodles are going to become a must-have in your pantry. The noodle-and-broth combo serves as a reliable, non-pricey base for every meal.
It’s up to you to add the extra fun — eggs, sausages, ham!
Once you’re in college, the thing you’ll probably start to miss the most is home-cooked food.
Gone are the days where your parents stuff you full of delicious meals made with time, love and care — but don’t worry! You can easily replicate that with a decent lasagne recipe. Splurging on this dish will ensure you have enough leftovers to survive you a week, making the hearty preparation worth it in the end.
9. Taco… Rice
As said before, a lot of worth can come out of investing in a rice cooker!
Rice is simply the perfect base for a nutritious meal, and taco toppings mixed with rice is a must-try if you’re looking to fill up fast and cheap. You can even make it healthier by adding all sorts of greens and meats — anything goes, it’s all up to you.
10. Ordering Take-out
Sometimes, all you can really do for food in college is order take-out and relax.
These days, technology makes things so much easier and offers a selection of meals for you to try with only a swipe on your phone! It might not be as cheap, but take-out can be stored in the fridge as leftovers to make the cost worth it. And with all these discounts and promo codes around, you might even save a dollar or two on a delicious selection.