A lot of college students struggle to produce healthy meals that aren’t going up in flames. Or in general, our cooking just isn’t very good. To help with that issue, here a compiled list of easy but healthy (and budget-friendly) college meals have been put together, just for you!
1. Teriyaki Salmon w/ Cauliflower
This one is an all-time favorite and it’s super simple to prepare and cook.
- Stop by Walmart and grab a bag of frozen salmon fillets, frozen cauliflower and teriyaki marinade. This comes to a total of around $7.00.
- Put salmon fillet in the fridge to thaw. Do this in the morning before class.
- Grease a pan.
- Set the oven to Broil.
- Put the thawed salmon fillet in the pan and drizzle on the teriyaki sauce.
- Place the cauliflower around the salmon. Salt and pepper it.
- Broil for 15 minutes.
- Take it out, let it cool, and voila! Your meal is ready!
2. Guacamole Toast
You really thought avocados weren’t going to make the list? Think again! This is great for breakfast or lunch.
- To Walmart! Buy bread, 1 avocado, and lemon juice. This comes to around $6.00
- Toast two pieces of bread.
- Split the avocado and mash up the insides. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice. Then, mix.
- Spread guacamole on the toast.
- Optional: Add a slice of boiled egg on top for some extra protein!
3. Mini Zucchini Pizzas
A great dinner option! These are not only cute but they’re delicious as well.
- At Walmart, buy one zucchini, pizza sauce, any type of cheese, and some mini pepperoni slices! This comes to around $12.00.
- Preheat the oven to Broil.
- Slice the zucchini.
- Spread pizza sauce on each slice and top with cheese and pepperoni slices.
- Place the slices on a greased pan and pop them in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Take them out, and enjoy an easy but healthy meal!
As a highly praised food and fitness coach, Fran Lebowitz simply once said, “Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” Especially in a high stress environment such as college, students need to make sure their diets are sustaining their lifestyle.