Easy Meals For College Students

When you’re a college student you’re busy most of the time or maybe just lazy but finding time to cook in college may be challenging. Most students don’t have a lot of money to spend on food, but we all know you still have to eat. With the right recipes and some kitchen savvy, you can eat great even on a budget. So I will share five easy meals even a college student can afford.

  1. Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese: While the costs of many ingredients are skyrocketing, eggs are still relatively cheap.
  2. Grilled Cheese Sandwich: The classic college staple, grilled cheese sandwiches pack a lot of flavor for very little cost.
  3. Meatloaf: All you need is ground beef combined with ketchup, onions, and more makes a great meal. It also can be used for leftovers
  4. Caesar salad: Combine romaine lettuce, cheese, croutons, and dressing for a classic salad.
  5. Quesadillas – Quesadillas are the perfect quick meal. This spicy vegetarian mix of black beans, corn, onion, and cheese is a great choice for a busy college student.





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Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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32 Responses to Easy Meals For College Students

  1. Ramin Noodles and (frozen) Mix Veggies (mixed together when cooking) is the poor students Chinese Dinner. AND it’s great with butter if you have some!

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  2. Guardian Mentor says:

    Wow.. ! Quick meals not only for college students though.. 🙂

    You asked for the opinion and here it is.. You’ve got a good blog. Keep going up the blogging ladder. 🙂
    Mahenoor S

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  3. Crystal says:

    I wish I knew about brownie in a mug when I was in college. http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/hot-chocolate-brownie-in-a-mug/291496

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  4. C says:

    thanks for the menus jay, its so helpful 😀
    im actually abt to start my college life this september, and these menus should be able to help me survive haha. thanks again!

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  5. A. Blake says:

    Thanks, I’ll share with my son. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  6. come on Jay! College students? I still eat some of those stuffs and I have been out of college for more than 5 years… 😀

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  7. JaDonnia B. says:

    The recipes remind me of my own college days when menus were basic and easy preparation was key. This all sounds delicious and conjures a bit of nostalgia. Thanks for the memories! I think I’ll have a grilled cheese sandwich now!

    Liked by 4 people

  8. zharn thorp says:

    I sch in nigeria and i don t know any of the mentioned meal

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  9. Kim Gorman says:

    Much better than ramon noodles lol

    Liked by 2 people

  10. This is a great post! You can never go wrong with grilled cheese sandwiches!

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  11. addie north says:

    I swear by the “College Cooking” series of cookbooks! I didn’t start cooking in earnest until I was in my mid-twenties, but this series includes recipes that are delicious, require only a few ingredients, and have instructions that are easy to follow for inexperienced cooks! (They also have an entire section on budget meals!)

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  12. I used to make a bagel with tomato and cheese melted in the toaster oven. Or the same thing in a pita and toasted.

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  13. Yummy! Please don’t forget my easy peasey Macaroni and cheese! Just cook the macaroni as per normal in a pot. Once cooked, add some butter, grate your favourite cheese,sprinkle cinammon, salt and black pepper and stir! 🙂

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  14. jakerose says:

    Thanks Jay! I’m gonna be needing as many of these recipes as I can find soon haha

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  15. Safeway makes a pretty good hot meatloaf, and it’s only $5!

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  17. Lexi says:

    I can relate to this. I’m struggling right now LOL. What I also recommend are crockpot meals! It allows you to have tons of leftovers!
    Check out my blog too: https://lexichantel.wordpress.com

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  18. motgpr2014 says:

    Awesome quick ideas

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  19. grevisangel73 says:

    Great suggestions.

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  20. Great recipe, I like that it is easy and cheap to make! I like your blog you should continue making more. Maybe check out my blog sometime


  21. scyslk says:

    Hey Jay! Another great post! Love those college recipes, thanks for the tips!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. I love making chilli, just mince beef, can of chopped tomatoes and spices ! , if I want to cut the cost even more I replace the minced beef with a can of mixed beans 🙂

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