So you’re in college and are desperately missing home cooked meals? You just can’t take fast food anymore. Your body thinks you hate it, the garbage you keep feeding it has reached the breaking point. Yeah, we get it, been there, done that. Fear not! We rounded 17 easy (and totally healthy) recipes every college student needs to know – these recipes take no time to make which is key here. You need all the time you can get to study and yah, know, watch Netflix.
Microwave Oatmeal with Chia and Flaxseed
Don’t even bother with cereal anymore, get your oatmeal fix today. All you need is oatmeal, chia, flaxseed and a microwaveable bowl. Plus you can add cinnamon, honey, or even fruit to boost the flavor.
Do we even have to bother to say more? Have you already started looking up the recipe? Yeah, we don’t blame you. Eat one too many of these and you’ll need to consult some weight loss programs as it’s a rather fatty meal. (Okay, so this one isn’t totally healthy but it is darn delicious).
Two-Ingredient Pesto Bread
Skip the marinara sauce for one night and whip up some classic pesto bread for a change. Just get a tube of Pillsbury French Loaf bread and 1/4 cup of store-bought pesto. Make sure to preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then just unwrap the bread and cut along the seam and unroll the bread a bit. Add the pesto sauce in the middle and pinch it closed. It’s so beautiful, my mouth is watering.
Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese
You should really get a panini press, like now. What could beat bacon, guacamole and cheese all toasted up? Not much, really. You can also mix it up, the possibilities are endless.
Arugula, Brie and Mushroom Pasta
After a while, pasta can become pretty boring but you can easily kick it up a notch. Add some arugula, brie and mushroom and that my friend, is classy. Just imagine saying all the ingredients out loud when you’re with friends, even Gordon Ramsey would be proud. Right after he finishes calling you an idiot.
Ram N’ Cheese
Who doesn’t love Mac N’ Cheese? Plus, you can be quite crafty with a bag of roman noodles. So why not combine the two favorites? If you’d rather stick to roman noodles, add some oregano, colored peppers or mushroom and it’s like eating pasta from a fancy restaurant at half the cost.
Mason jar salads
Need lunch on the go? Mason jar salads are your new best friend. Quick, simple, easy to make. Plus, they look hella cool in the mason jar. And if you’re trying to lose the freshman 15, this is a great weight loss meal prep.
As Brian would say, “Peanut butter jelly time!” PBJ is a classic so why not give it a twist and turn it into a panini. Come on, you know that looks delicious. You can even get cinnamon flavored bread to have this snack go the extra tasty mile.
Veggie Breakfast Burrito
Looking for a healthy breakfast meal that’s also easy to make? Then look no further. It’s the ultimate healthy lifestyle snack.
That’s right, a baked grapefruit. Boom. Sprinkle some cinnamon, ginger and brown sugar on top for a breakfast meal and you’ll feel like a whole new person.
Could it get any simpler than a veggie wrap? Well, yeah, actually it could. But hey, this meal can be jam packed with your favorite veggies and sauce to make the perfect mid-day snack on the go.
No-Bake Oreo Bars
No bake? No problem. And did someone say oreo? Oh yes, we did. This 15 minute no bake meal is heaven. Look up the recipe asap, you know you want to.
Pizza Mac N’ Cheese
Why settle between pizza or Mac N’ Cheese when you can have both?! Plus if you’re feeling extra wild, slab it in-between some bacon. You can forget the weight loss program after you’ve had one too many of these.
Crock Pot Chicken Chili
Look no further than the Crock Pot Chicken Chili for your next tailgating party. Dig up the recipe online and even make mom proud.
Nutella-Stuffed Doughnut Muffins
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t know what the deliciousness of Nutella is, boy are you in for a treat. Combing the hazel chocolate heaven of Nutella with a doughnut muffin is pure perfection.
It’s like looking at the ‘Mona Lisa’, the eggocado is a beautiful masterpiece. Just look at that baked egg in an avocado, it’s perfect.
Thank you, Italy, for yet again another delicious meal. Plus all you need to do is to visit your dining hall, it’s got all your ingredients to make the delicious bruschetta. It’s essentially a baguette toast topped with different kinds of salad bar ingredients. Yum!