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Quick & Cheap Eats: Delicious Budget-Friendly and Quick Meals for College Students

Updated: Apr 3


College Meals 101: Great quick meals, wallet friendly meals, easy meals


Quick, cheap, Wallet-Friendly: College Meals
Quick and inexpensive meals to make in college

Between the thrill of freedom, the challenge of lectures, and the inevitable all-nighters, one consistent hurdle remains - "What's for dinner?" Especially when on a student's budget and timetable!



Here’s our tailor-made guide for fast, scrumptious, and budget-conscious meals. Learn about quick meals, wallet-friendly meals, easy meals:

1. Rice Cooker Magic

  • Cheesy Veggie Rice: Toss in a cup of rice, frozen veggies, broth, and cheese cubes. Switch on and let the magic happen.

  • Rice Pudding: Mix cooked rice with milk, sugar, and cinnamon. Perfect for both breakfast and dessert


2. Salad Jars Layer a mason jar with salad greens, roasted chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, feta, and dressing. Shake, open, and munch! 3. Toasty Affair

  • Avocado and Egg Toast: Mash a ripe avocado on toasted bread, top with a sunny-side-up egg. Sprinkle some chili flakes for a kick!

  • Banana Peanut Butter Dream: Slice bananas on toast and drizzle with peanut butter and a pinch of cinnamon.

4. Microwave Risotto In a microwave-safe bowl, combine rice, broth, chopped veggies, and some grated parmesan. Microwave in intervals, stirring occasionally, until creamy and delicious. 5. DIY Burrito Bowl Layer cooked rice, black beans, corn, lettuce, salsa, and a dollop of Greek yogurt in a bowl. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and crushed tortilla chips. 6. Nifty Noodles

  • Peanut Butter Sesame Noodles: Whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, and a hint of sesame oil. Toss with cooked noodles and sliced bell peppers.

  • Garlic Butter Paradise: Sauté minced garlic in butter, toss in cooked spaghetti. Top with parsley and a squeeze of lemon.

7. Chickpea Salad Sandwich Mash canned chickpeas, mix with mayo, diced onions, and celery. Spread on whole grain bread with lettuce and tomato. 8. Quick Quiche Cup Beat an egg, pour into a muffin tin, add diced veggies and cheese. Bake until set. A mini meal perfect for on-the-go! 9. Cold Pasta Delight Mix cooked pasta with diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta, olive oil, and lemon juice. Chill for a refreshing meal! 10. Frozen Yogurt Berries Freeze a mix of Greek yogurt and fresh berries in ice cube trays. Pop out and enjoy a chilled snack or quick breakfast.



These were just few quick meal that wallet friendly and easy meals to make. And there you have it – a culinary cheat sheet for the busy student life. Remember, a well-fed brain works wonders. So, stock up on these staples and let your inner chef shine through, even during those cram sessions. Wishing you delectable days ahead!

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