Classes are in session, and as much as we do not want to face it, we’ve got homework to do, and tests to study for. We don’t exactly have time on our hands, because the rest of it is reserved for friends, activities, sports and those between classes 2- hour power naps. But let’s face it, no matter how much we love our comfortable body pillows, and no matter how disappointed we feel occasionally when visiting the dining halls, we still have to eat. Complimentary of our dorm room appliance, the microwave, here are some recipes that can be made without leaving the comfort of your room.
There are going to be those days when your legs fail to allow you to move from the warmth of your blanket cocoon and you can’t bear to wake up an hour early for class. When you finally set yourself free from your sheets and look at the clock, you’ll find you only have about 20 minutes to get to class. Do not panic. Grab a mug or a bowl and try one of these easy breakfast recipes.
For all you egg and vegetable lovers, here’s a 2-minute breakfast that leaves you time to spare! Find the recipe here: http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/2-minute-egg-omelet-mug/
Egg, Bacon, and Cheese with English Muffin
A breakfast sandwich to start your day! You can also try using turkey bacon or whole-wheat english muffins for a healthier alternative. Find the recipe here: http://www.incredibleegg.org/recipe/microwave-egg-canadian-bacon-cheese-muffin/
Our breaks aren’t always the longest and when they are, we find ourselves using them to cram for a test, or to take naps. Sometimes, we find that our classes intervene with our dinner times, trapping us in the classroom all evening. Luckily, here are some recipes that will save your stomach from alerting your entire class of your unfortunate scheduling.
Macaroni and Cheese
A basic alternative to kraft macaroni and the cheese powder. Find the recipe here: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-one-bowl-microwave-macaroni-and-cheese-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchen-94006
The recipe requires more ingredients, but isn’t it worth it for a 10 minute low carb recipe? Find the recipe here: http://ginnyslowcarbkitchen.blogspot.com/2014/05/lasagna-in-mug-lc-gf.html
A twist on simple soup. Who said college had to be boring? Find the recipe here: http://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/microwave-potato-soup/
Sometimes we just need a hint of sweet and to bring us back to life.
Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake
This chocolate-y recipe is made with applesauce flavors and can be made gluten free! Find the recipe here: http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/chocolate-hazelnut-mug-cake/
Chocolate Cream Berry Pie
Guess what is in it? Gluten free chocolate chips and fresh strawberries! It’s a guilt free recipe that you can eat while crying over your last exam grade… Find the recipe here: http://www.veganricha.com/2012/07/no-bake-single-serve-chocolate-cream.html
Apple Pie Yogurt Cup
It may not be the real fresh apple pie from the oven, but this simple tasty recipe will give you your apple fix. Find the recipe here: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/apple-pie-yogurt-cup/9f7692bc-d57b-40b8-9b3c-91ee1fe24ad1
If you don’t want to survive on cereal or even canned food for half of your college experience, then you should go food shopping, and get a mug if you don’t have one.
Happy Eating Collegiates!