Have you just embarked on your first year of college? Do you yearn for your mom’s home-cooked meals and warm, freshly baked cookies that were waiting for you on the counter every day after you would get home from school? Well, most colleges offer a variety of dining halls, cafeterias, and meal plans in order to provide students with nutritious and whole meals.
Dining halls typically provide an array of healthy and not so healthy options that range from salad bars to pizza buffets. And while many of these dining hall options may be tempting to most students on a regular basis, odds are that sometimes, you’ll just want to eat your dinner while studying in your room or watching Netflix just like you were able to do at home. Here are three meal ideas that you can easily cook up in your dorm room in order to enjoy some peace and quiet during dinner and maybe, even, call your mom without the background noise of the dining hall.
First, instant ramen is a staple for many college students. It is pretty filling and very tasty. The best part about eating ramen is that it is very cheap and therefore you can really get a lot of bang for your buck. And if you aren’t a fan of ramen because of the nutrition, there have recently been products created that are similar to ramen but are gluten-free and lower sodium.
Another easy meal idea is instant macaroni and cheese. This may seem like an obvious choice of meal for someone who wants to cook something up quickly in the microwave in their room. However, you can really enhance your meal by also heating up frozen broccoli, or peas, or whatever you prefer. This will add more substance to your meal and leave you feeling more satisfies.
Lastly, you can heat up a packet of 90-second rice and enjoy it with a can of soup. There are so many varieties of soup available on the market which makes it easy for even the pickiest eater to find one that they enjoy. Adding rice into the soup or eating it on the side is a great way to make your meal more filling.