Welcome back to Luna’s kitchen, friends. This time, I’ll drive you to a journey of easy home-cooked meals for college students. Looking for a little cooking inspiration? My recipe collection will bring you into the kitchen right away.
These healthy recipes all have very important traits in common: they all require simple ingredients and effortless preparation. With only a knife, a microwave and a cutting board, it’s possible to make for yourself a variety of satisfying meals that are quick and easy to complete in a small dorm.
KISS Recipes for the Estudiantes
Keep It Simple, Students!
A perfect combination of pesto, spinach and artichoke. This dish is not only healthy, but also foolproof. You simply can’t go wrong with it.
Just prepare all the ingredients needed, and you are good to go in less than 15 minutes. Passionate meat-lover? Top it off with some rotisserie chicken or Italian sausage coins, then serve with your favorite pasta.
Let’s talk about creamy Thai Peanut Noodles, which is the perfect way to upgrade ramen noodles to a tasty breakfast on a budget. Start with a package of instant noodles and your favorite toppings, then flavor it with a little seasoning. you’ve successfully made yourself a great Thai-inspired food within under 20 minutes.
Packed with delicious ingredients such as eggs, spinach, and bell pepper, these muffin cups are likely to make a hearty breakfast.
Best of all, they can be cooked ahead of time with minimum effort, in just 10 minutes from start to finish. So, you can store them in the fridge for when you want a healthy brunch.
See! They make your busy morning become so much easier.
This apple walnut salad will caress your soul and make you feel like there’s nothing better in the world.
Loaded with beef, pure honey, organic apple and lettuce, everything just wholly mixes together in one big bowl. it’s really a quick dinner when time’s gotten away from you.
Store-bought pizza is definitely a close friend of college students. But, did you know that in minutes, you’re able to make yourself a pizza the way you like right from your kitchen?
Even making a unique dough only costs a few minutes of preparation time! Just get some favorite topping ingredients ready on hand.
6. The Eggocado
How about baking eggs in an avocado to shine your early morning?
Just simply spoon the whisked eggs into a haft of an avocado, then garnish the top with whatever you desire, like bacon, cheese, or sausage…Be careful not to overfill it! Finally, place the mixture onto the baking sheet. BOOM!!! Welcome a masterpiece!
Truth to be told, this dish is really perfect for those who are not great in the kitchen but always want a proper outcome.
Fun to make! Crispy, crunchy, and oh, so good are words I use to describe my own Nachos.
When preparing nachos, what I love most about this food is that it’s flavorful yet not overwhelming. No need for a specific recipe, just add on whatever you like after your dish comes out of the oven.
For me, I like to start out by mixing shrimp with some sour cream. That’s quite a nice change from the typical beef or chicken. Maybe you also want to try my way.
I originally learned the recipe from a friend of mine who is trying to prepare for her college son something to eat besides cold cereal and pizza.
This Mexican recipe has a handful of ingredients, including cream cheese, chili, garlic, and taco seasoning. Combine these stuff in a pot and wait for the mixture to get warm so that you can eat it minutes later with crunchy chips or hot dogs and burgers!
9. Veggie Wraps
Do you currently feel your fridge is full of confusing pieces from bacon leftover to half a head of salad? But, little do you know this mess can turn to a meal that’s super light, cool, and refreshing. Veggie Wraps is a good example.
No professional cooking skills are required for this grab-and-go food. All you need to do is to throw the right ingredients together, and then roll them in a wrap.
Containing high doses of vitamins and nutrients, obviously, Veggie Wraps are really something that college students should add into their daily diets.
The combination of chicken breast, quinoa, pistachios, and cheese is definitely a perfect example of food for those who do not have time and energy to do much. It is so incredibly fast & easy to make and most importantly HEALTHY, making your whole dinner a guaranteed winner.
For sure, through the recipe, you would be surprised how creative people get with rotisserie chicken – the stereotypical college student food staple.
The main reason why I love this salad is because it’s truly packed with lots of fresh veggies, such as bell peppers, yellow squash, onions and asparagus.
Believe it or not, store-bought rotisserie chicken can greatly save time in the kitchen while a combination of balsamic marinated vegetables and toasted Israeli couscous will crank out a sophisticated flavor.
Clearly, it will be the most popular side dish at your next BBQ or picnic around the campus.
Here we come to one of most sumptuous fish recipes. Icing on the cake: the instruction can’t be any easier.
Nothing else but freshness is the beauty of this low-carb pasta. With olives, basil, sundried tomatoes, light lemon, and especially skinless wild salmon fillets, you practically have a taste of heaven.
One more suggestion for facing the daily challenge of what to pack into your lunchbox.
Premium quality wild fish combined with the mild sweetness of fresh corn will bring a superior flavor on your plate. For those who are following a weight-loss diet, this recipe can ensure your enjoyment.
Easy Vegan Recipes for College Students
To be honest, I totally fell in love with this 100% vegan pasta dish. Beyond its simplicity, the recipe does strike an ideal balance between savory and sweetness, with all the cheese, butter and fresh lemon. Sounds to me like it will put a spring in your step for a busy weeknight of college life.
This American classic, which doesn’t need a long list of spices for a complex final flavor, can be a perfect dinner to come home to on a cold night.
With the rich and naturally sweet veggie broth, you don’t need bacon or ham to appetize things up. This means your soup is completely vegan, (oh and it’s gluten free too!).
Better yet, you can freeze the leftovers for later use.
If you are a die-hard fan of olive oil, lemon, cucumber, feta and quinoa… I think you will love this fresh, green vegan salad.
Quinoa, a grain originated in South America, has a nutty taste
that is really fitting for your summer days. It’s light, lemony, refreshing and especially gluten free.
For sure, this traditional dish is simple enough for any first time quinoa maker.
The best part of this Oatmeal (aka Low-carb Oat-free Porridge) is that you can make a whole batch over the weekend to have an instant breakfast every morning for the next week. And its ingredients can be easily customized to match your interests.
Besides, a bowl of this seems to be healthier and more economical than any packets available out there.
Making lasagne doesn’t have to be time consuming. In fact, it only takes us about 15 mins to prepare. The dish is also freezer-friendly, meaning leftovers can be frozen and reheated.
Obviously, with this creamy lasagna, there’s still a pleasant way to get your veggies or a vegetarian dish.
Kidney bean curry, also called Rajmah Chawal, is a rustic, traditional meal of Northern Indian. It’s usually well served with steamed rice, but quinoa, bulgur wheat or herby couscous can be good alternatives for a twist on flavour.
Clearly, using canned beans, crushed tomatoes, and pre-ground spices greatly minimizes the preparation time. that’s why this simple, nutritious meal is popularly enjoyed throughout the world.
If you’re a peanut butter lover, with this new form with popcorn, you‘re gonna experience one of the best fall snacks ever.
Thanks to the sweet taste of corn syrup, brown sugar and especially peanut butter, your movietime will be treated to new heights. Just ten minutes for a lovely movie night with your friends! Why not ?
I have to admit that I’m really crazy about this super popular snack.
No messing around with flour or stressing about cleaning-up, just dump in a few simple ingredients in a cake mix, and you have soft, chewy cookies.
Serve with a glass of cold milk to boost your energy, my advice.
Homework, assignments, and outdoor activities… Seems like there’s no relief in this semester. But , wait…! Don’t panic! We do have a classic idea to keep you stay chilled.
This is Banana Chocolate Milkshake! Yes, that’s it.
Chocolate and banana all marry together beautifully for a really rich and creamy treat. Believe me, nothing better than a simple milkshake glass to go with a bowl of salad.
I make a version of this after dinner for my family members about once a week. And it seems like they can never get enough of my charming gift.
Apart from being quick and easy to whip up, this quick snack does also brighten up your day by a balanced combination of granola, yogurt flavor, and frozen fruit.
Of course, you’re welcome to change things depending on what ingredients you have available on hand.