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5 Easy and Convenient Recipes for College Students

If there are two things in life that are true it’s this: you have to pay taxes and college students are busy. Between attending class, working internships, maintaining friendships and involving yourself in extracurricular activities; the last thing most college students want to do is sit down and make a meal.

Let’s face it, making meals are a time consuming process and frankly, most college students can’t afford to spend time hunkered down in the kitchen. However, what if I told you that I knew a way where you could eat good food quickly? Are you excited to learn more? Read on to learn how to prepare 5 easy and convenient recipes for college students. All of these meals can be served in 15 minutes or less.


  1. Oats and Protein

Do you remember growing up and hearing sermons from various parents, teachers and counselors on how breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well don’t you think it’s a good idea eat breakfast then?

The easiest and most convenient breakfast that you can eat that is also good for you is protein and oats The oats give you energy; the protein keeps you full!

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups raw oatmeal
  • 1 cup protein powder
  • One banana

To make this meal follow these steps:

  • Put two cups of oatmeal into a bowl
  • Add enough water to completely submerge the oatmeal
  • Microwave for 2 minutes
  • Immediately add one scoop of protein powder to the oatmeal
  • Mix ingredients in bowl
  • Cut up banana and add on top
  • Serve and enjoy
  1. Steamed Kale and Tofu

Kale is perhaps the most buzz-worthy vegetable on the market. Long story short, it’s packed with essential nutrients that every college student needs. Tofu is an extremely healthy protein alternative. Let’s combine the two to make a healthy meal.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 4 ounces of tofu
  • One bottle of crushed red peppers for seasoning

To make this meal follow these steps:

  • Preheat stove top on high
  • Cut up desired amount of kale and add to a pan
  • Cut up four ounces of tofu; add to pan
  • Season the kale and tofu with crushed red peppers (up to your discretion)
  • Add one cup of water to pan
  • Put the pan on the stovetop and cover the kale and tofu up with a lid.
  • Let the kale steam for 5 minutes
  • Remove, serve & enjoy
  1. Eggs & Toast

Eggs and toast is the meal you turn to when you have an upset stomach.These upset stomachsare definitely not from attending college parties, though.

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

To make this meal follow these steps:

  • Heat stove top on medium heat
  • Butter pan and add on top of stove
  • Insert two slices of bread into toaster
  • Crack three eggs onto the pan
  • Scramble the eggs until they are solid and firm
  • Remove eggs from stove, remove toast from toaster
  • Serve & enjoy
  1. California Turkey Sandwich

Don’t be fooled –  any Rutgers online graduate will tell you that college students survive on sandwiches. Let’s revisit the classic California turkey sandwich.

Here’s what you need:

  • Two slices of bread
  • Half of a tomato
  • Half of an avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 – 4 ounces of turkey

To make this meal follow these steps:

  • Set one slice of bread down on a plate
  • Spread mayonnaise onto bread
  • Add turkey on top of mayonnaise
  • Slice avocado into strips and add on top of turkey
  • Slice up tomato and add on top of the avocado
  • Add other slice of bread
  • Serve and enjoy
  1. Chicken and Rice

Chicken and rice is a staple that’s easy to make and even easier on the wallet.

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 precooked chicken strips
  • 1 packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter

To make this meal follow these steps:

  • Preheat stove top on high heat
  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter to pan
  • Add precooked chicken strips onto pan
  • Put pan on stove
  • Let chicken strips cook until done – (4-7 mins)
  • Cook Uncle Ben’s precooked for 90 seconds in the microwave
  • Remove rice and add to plate
  • Remove chicken from the stovetop and add to rice
  • Serve & enjoy

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