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Meals for Students: Easy, Healthy, Affordable!

College students: Save time, money, and effort with these easy and affordable meals.

It can be hard to shove down meals when you are rushing to your 9:00 A.M. lab or trying to get some energy between classes when you only have 15 minutes. Moreover, it can be incredibly difficult to cultivate a healthy diet within these limited times and when most dining halls have changed drastically due to the pandemic! Lastly, budget?! Almost every college student can understand the struggle of finding meals within budget that keep them full.

Breakfast

1.English Muffins

English muffins are cheap, easy to find, and you can customize them to your heart’s desire. For instance, you can try using any spread: nut butter, butter, cream cheese, or honey. You can also take this on-the-go if you’re in a hurry. 

2. Yogurt

This is another great on-the-go option while also being very nutritional and yummy. Find your favorite yogurt flavor or get a plain yogurt and add delicious ingredients such as fruit, dark chocolate shavings, or granola. Be sure to pick the yogurt carefully, as some are packed with excessive amounts of sugar and artificial flavorings. 

3. Trail Mix

Trail mix is not only for hiking! This is a great way to take your breakfast on the go in a plastic baggie. In addition, you can fill it with protein such as a variety of nuts. Add your favorite dry fruits, some dark chocolate, and you’re good to go. 

Lunch

1. Salad Wrap

If you’re looking for a healthy option but don’t have time to sit for the meal, consider making a salad wrap. Pick your favorite salad and simply turn it into wrap form! 

2. Pizza Roll-Ups

Again, this is convenient for those who don’t have time for a sit down meal. If you’re craving pizza, fear no more: these pizza roll ups are incredibly easy. Instead of using pizza dough, use tortillas and add your favorite pizza ingredients before rolling them up and cooking them in the oven until they are good to go. 

Dinner

1. Summer Pasta Salad

This pasta dish can be tailored to your tastes and gives you full freedom to modify the ingredients. After you cook the pasta, it is your choice to make it hot or cold. In addition, you can add whatever ingredients you like. I recommend cherry tomatoes, spinach, parmesan, and salt and pepper. Mix well and serve! This recipe is super quick and a safe option for when you’re running low on time.

2. Dinner Omelette

Egg lovers: the dinner omelette. If you’re one of those people who could be happy eating eggs for all your meals, this is for you. Simply make an omelette and adjust it to your dinner mood: try adding mushrooms, shrimp, broccoli, goat cheese, arugula, and beans. You can literally toss together your ingredients and have a delicious dinner meal within 15 minutes.

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