Hungry College Student
September 2, 2012 6:50pm CST
I am a third year college student. I just recently moved in to a new and first apartment. I am having trouble finding easy,healthy and quick meals to make. I do not eat beef or pork. But incorporating chicken in my meals takes a lot of time to thaw out. I love pasta, but try to refrain from it since it can be very fattening. What are some good,healthy, easy and quick recipes for a busy college student.Keep in mind I am in college, so I have to work on a budget.
3 Sep 12
Hello! I've been at your position and I can fully understand you! You can cook chicken once a week (for example on Sunday) and store it for other days as well. If you keep some in the fridge you can have a chicken sandwitch for the next day to take it with you if you have classes until late, and then make a chicken salad for dinner! I was trying to have a healthy diet as well but sometimes I had to get frozen pizzas and cook them at home, if you don't have much time it's a good solution. Salads are also nice meals for the dinner, and you can make them more interesting by adding cheese piecies, fresh onion and turkey slices that you can get from the super market. My friend was also making fahitas with arabic pitta bread that you buy and you can add lettuce, cheese and turkey slices cut in piecies, a sause that you like (you can take some extra samples of mayonnaise & ketchup that they give with the burgers in most pubs) and anything else that you might think! All food that can be cooked in the oven is very healthy as well, and the good thing about the oven is that you prepare it and then go to your room to study. You just have to put an alarm and check the food once after 30 mins it to turn it around and add water if required, and finally take it out when it's ready. Unfortunately the quick recipes that I can think of are with pasta or rice, with different tomato sauces :)