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Prudent Student Meals

College students are notoriously poor and hungry. Many students struggle to make something enjoyable for dinner and settle for the quickest and most affordable option, but making a budget friendly meal isn't as hard as one would think.

There are many websites such as and that have recipes designed to feed students at a low cost. There are a variety of options on “One Dish Kitchen” ranging from Pasta Carbonara and Fettuccine Alfredo to Apple Cobbler and small-batch cookies.

There are recipes for different diets and food restrictions as well. Multiple recipes use items that one would already have in their fridge, or are easy to acquire. This provides a simple way for students to make a meal just for themselves without breaking the budget.

“Allrecipes” has many budget safe options for less than $2 a serving. Find “14 Nights of Dinner Ideas All Under $2” by Karla Walsh on the AllRecipes website for a yummy bite guaranteed to not break the bank.

Here there are recipes for Louisiana Red Beans and Rice, a quick Tuna Casserole, easy Korean Beef Bowls, and much more.

There is a breakdown of how much each meal costs per serving so students know just how much to spend. These options offer a much larger portion size than OneDishKitchen if students are looking to feed multiple people or are just extra hungry.

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