Being a student is hard enough as it is without worrying about what to cook after a long day of college. Well, don’t you worry because I got a bunch of recipes tailored just for students. What makes it perfect for students, you ask? Well not only are these recipes cheap but they’re fast to cook, leaving you with a lovely meal in no time!
1. Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich
Need an energy boost? Slice up some bananas, spread peanut butter over whole wheat bread and put it all together and you get a perfect snack on the go. Not only is it on the healthier side and filling but it will give you that energy boost you oh-so need during the day.
2. Spaghetti Al Olio
Don’t let the fancy name throw you off, this is by far the simplest yet delicious spaghetti recipe out there! First, you bring a pot of water to boil, salt it like the sea and throw in your spaghetti (make sure to stir it once in awhile.) Then directly add olive oil to a pan, toss in chopped garlic, salt, pepper and pepper flakes. Stir for around a minute (make sure the garlic doesn’t burn) then toss in your spaghetti once it’s done and coat with the mixture. You can sprinkle some parsley and parmesan cheese on top in the end.
3. Baked Potato
Need that hit of carbs? Bake a potato! Now, this is something you can top with almost anything, I’m talking about cheese, bacon, chives, sour cream or you can even keep it simple by adding butter, salt and pepper! Whatever floats your boat.
4. Loaded Omelette
What is healthy, easy and super fast to make? Why, eggs of course! Chop a bunch of veggies (be creative) of your choice and toss it in a bowl of eggs, mix those together and fry it up for a delicious meal! Can be served with a side of toast if preferred.
5. Veggie Filled Hot Dog
A hot dog doesn’t necessarily mean a sausage between buns and you’re done, no! You can go crazy with this dish, feel free to add an assortment of veggies, pickles and sauces to dress up your simple hot dog. Granted this recipe isn’t as healthy as the others but it’s the perfect pig out dish.
6. White Sauce Pasta
Prepare to get your mind blown with the simplest and favorite pasta dish. I’m talking about butter, milk & flour and voila! White sauce pasta! With this, you can go ahead and add crumbled cooked bacon and top it off with a generous helping of cheese.
7. Easy Fried Rice
Easy is right! I’m talking about garlic, rice and toss in any chopped veggies you feel like! Add some soy sauce and sesame oil and you’re good to go. It’s way better than take-out and even healthier if you believe me.
8.Egg In A Hole
By far my favourite go-to breakfast! The name says it all really, all you have to do it cut a medium sized hole in your bread, pop it in the frying pan and crack an egg right in the middle, flip it in about a minute and cook on the other side, voila!
9. Tuna Salad
Salads don’t all have to be boring; you can have a delicious tuna salad that will fill you up for hours in no time! The best part is, add whatever veggies you feel like, tomatoes, onions, lettuce etc. A dash of mayo, salt & pepper and you’re done!
10. Ham And Cheese Sandwich
Let’s step it down a notch and go back to the basics. Store bought ham slices, toss in a slice of cheese and toast it up. You can even add some ketchup to it if that’s how you roll.
11. Overnight Oats
Do you find yourself getting up late and unable to make yourself some breakfast? Well, I got the perfect solution for you, overnight oats! Mix up some oats with yogurt, add it any other items like berries, peanut butter, bananas etc. And leave it in the fridge. Next morning you got yourself some delicious and healthy breakfast you can even have on the go.
12. Veggie Stir Fry
Take your favourite vegetables and fry them up, it’s that simple! All you need to do is fry up some garlic and ginger beforehand and toss in the veggies starting from the harder ones to the softer once, mix in some sesame oil and soy sauce and you are good to go.
This one is pretty simple, all you need are fruits and milk (or yogurt) to make a delicious smoothie that could even replace a meal! My favourite is banana, yogurt and spinach, it’s super healthy and you can’t even taste the spinach!
14. Peanut Butter & Apple
Are you sick of me bringing up peanut butter so many times? No? Good! This is a wonderful and healthy snack you can indulge in if you ever start craving for junk food, not to mention it’s a brilliant energy booster too!
15. Sweet Chicken
I give all the credits to my mother for this one; she used to make it for us all the time. Simply combine honey, soy sauce and ketchup with chicken to make a scrumptious Chinese chicken, add in some garlic and a sprinkle of chilli flakes if you’re feeling daring!
16. Hearty Hummus
Hummus is life! It not only goes great with pita bread but you can use it as a dip for carrots & cucumbers too! All you need is a can of chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, olive oil and a dash of paprika! Put it all into a mixer and bam! Hummus!
17. Garlic Spinach Fry
It is as simple as the title makes it out to be. All you need it sliced garlic and spinach, stir fry that for a few minutes in some butter and add salt and pepper and you’re done! Did I mention spinach is super healthy? You’re welcome.
18. Chicken, Broccoli & Mushroom Stir Fry
Can you think of a better combination of things? I certainly can’t! Fry up some ginger & garlic, add in your chicken, mushroom and broccoli (in that order) and fry it up! Add some sesame oil, soy sauce and oyster sauce to give you delicious meal the kick it needs.
19. Pasta Salad
Don’t let the idea of cold pasta throw you off, this is an amazing salad recipe that will definitely keep you full for a long time! Just add some tomatoes, onions, shredded lettuce & olives to cooked pasta and you’re done! Sprinkle some salt & pepper with a drizzle of olive oil for that amazing finish.
20. If All Else Fails, Maggi!
You didn’t think I was going to leave out everybody’s favorite go-to meal, did you? To make this a complete meal all you have to do is add some chopped carrots, peas, cheese and egg! Voila!