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Hey everyone! Ughh…so you know that feeling when you get out of class, have a crap ton of stuff to do, and realize “oh wait I still have to feed myself?” Well, welcome to the inner thoughts of college students. Let’s be honest, it’s low key hard fending for yourself and having to cook dinner for yourself. Sometimes the last thing you feel like doing is cooking yourself a meal…well, maybe you would rather cook a meal than study for an exam. But hey, I’m here to help with some quick college meal ideas!

Avocado Toast

If you haven’t had avocado toast you need to make it. It’s pretty simple to make. Just toast some bread, mash an avocado on it, add some salt and pepper. Bam. Now…that’s the simple version. When I make my avocado toast, I put a season called “Everything But The Bagel” that you can buy from Trader Joe’s. Then if I want, I put some tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese on it. Now, if I’m super hungry, I fry an egg and put that on.

Pasta

Pasta is also super easy to cook. Just boil some water cook your pasta and then dinner…but you need something to put on that pasta. Pasta with butter and cheese…pasta with Parma Rosa Sauce…pasta with pesto…pasta with vodka sauce. You can buy any of these sauces at the store, cook it over the stove, and when it boils put it on your pasta to make a meal!

A can of soup

Okay,so this may sound boring…but honestly, it’s good and it’s so easy. Just open the can and boil the soup! There are a lot of different kinds of soup, so just head to the store, look at the pictures on the soup labels and pick what looks good to you.

Taco Tuesday

Just had a fight with the roommates? Make it up with a taco Tuesday dinner. Tacos are really simple and inexpensive to make. Buy some ground meat, taco seasoning, and taco shells for starters. Then you can choose some toppings. I usually have cheddar cheese, tomatoes, taco sauce, avocados, and lettuce. Tacos are honestly delicious and make a great family style dinner!

Omelettes

Omelettes are a little more filling than eggs. Omelettes are amazing. Fry up some eggs then add your toppings. So, I feel like you can pretty much add anything on your omelette but here are some toppings: cheddar cheese, bacon, ham, sausage, tomatoes, onions, peppers, or spinach. Honestly you can just look in your refrigerator and put whatever in your omelette that you think would taste good.

Those are just a few ideas for meals other than the basic mac and cheese or Ramen Noodles. Meals shouldn’t be college students’ biggest problem and they don’t have to be. It’s okay just to eat something simple like the above list or even just a grilled cheese or a salad. There are plenty of meals that can be made quickly, so don’t forget to feed yourself after a long day of classes!

Marissa Ryan

Jefferson '22

Hi everyone! I'm an Occupational Therapy Student who loves icecream, the beach, and dogs! woof!
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