10 Easy Recipes for Students to Try

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10 Easy Recipes for Students to Try

Easy dorm room grubs worth your time trying!

Student life has got to be one of your hungriest period of time in life. In between rushing last minute assignments, ironically, and trudging back to your room in a drunken stupor, there must be food easy to prepare. We have come up with a list of easy-to-make food that won’t blow your bank. And yes, we try to make it as affordable and healthy as possible.

Getting the ingredients does not necessarily spell out expensive. It doesn’t mean it needs to take forever to prepare…knowing how lazy some students are. Anyway, do keep in mind this list was made with readers having no allergies or are not vegans in mind. But we do try to include recipes for all.

Taking into consideration, not every student have basic kitchen wares, we try to be inclusive of microwave-able grubs.

  1. Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich

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Ingredients:

-Toast bread (x2)

-Peanut butter

-Banana (x1, sliced)

-Butter (1 tablespoon)

Directions:

Slice the banana and put it aside. Then lather peanut butter on both toast bread. After that put sliced banana on toast bread. Next, heat up the butter in a pan, and put your peanut butter banana toast on it. Maximum 1 ½ mins on one side. Note that you can substitute peanut butter for kaya or any other toast spreads. They work too. OR if you are feeling especially sinful, you can always throw out the healthier option of bananas and substitute it for sliced cheese. After all, a little bit of indulgence won’t kill.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

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  1. Tuna sandwich

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Ingredients

-Toast bread (x2)

-Canned tuna (x1)

-chilli flakes (1/2 tablespoon, optional)

-Black pepper (1/2 tablespoon, optional)

Directions:

This one is pretty straightforward and easy to make. All you need to do is spread a generous amount of tuna on both toasts and you are pretty much done. If you like a bit of a kick in taste in your tuna sandwich, feel free to add some chilli flakes. If you don’t have chilli flakes, black pepper works fine. Don’t like the crust because it doesn’t go with the silky taste of the sandwich? Cut it off and you’re good.

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Preparation time: 3 minutes

  1. French Toast in a Cup (microwave friendly)

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Ingredients:

-Toast bread (x2, cubed)

-Egg (x1, beaten)

-Milk (1/4 cup)

-White sugar (1/4 teaspoon)

-Butter (1 tablespoon)

-Vanilla extract (1/4 teaspoon)

-Ground cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon, optional)

Directions:

First, melt the 1 tablespoon butter in a microwave-safe mug. This should take roughly 30 seconds. After that, tilt the mug to coat all sides with the butter. Then, proceed to mix in the milk, beaten egg, white sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon into the melted butter. Press bread cubes into the milk mixture. Put the final product into the microwave for 90 seconds on high heat.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

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  1. Scrambled eggs (microwave friendly)

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Ingredients:

-2 eggs

-pinch of salt and pepper (substitute soy sauce for seasoning)

-1/4 cup cream

-Chives (1 teaspoon)

-1 tablespoon butter or cooking oil (optional)

-Toasts (optional)

Directions:

Whisk the eggs with the pinch of salt, chives, and pepper until fluffy. You may substitute salt and pepper for soy sauce. Then, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and melt the 1 tablespoon butter. Oil works too, but if you decide not to use it, it works. Pour in the egg mixture and allow it to cook for 20 seconds before the edges start to set. Use a spatula or a wooden spoon to “push” the egg from the edges inwards, and all around the pan. Let cook for 20 seconds before repeating the same “pushing” motion. When the egg is cooked and set, remove from pan and it is ready! Serve with toast if you like.

If you do not have a pan and stove to make scrambled eggs, no worries. All you have to do is to get a microwaveable mug or bowl, beat the eggs into it. Then, thoroughly mix the eggs, chives, salt and pepper together until fluffy. After that, put the egg mixture into a microwave and heat it for 2 minutes on high heat. When done, it is ready to serve!

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Source: Kid Spot

  1. DIY potato chip (microwave friendly)

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Ingredients:

-Russet potatoes (3x)

-Parmesan cheese (1 tablespoon)

-Salt (1/2 tablespoon)

-Pepper (1/2 tablespoon)

-Garlic powder (1/2 tablespoon, optional)

Directions:

Most times when people hear potato chips, they’d think of takeaway chips. Or too much work, to say the least. It doesn’t necessarily have to be “too much work”, although it does require a bit of time investment.

First, slice the potatoes to paper thin. Skin the potatoes if you wish, but it’ll taste better with skin on. Then, get a microwave friendly dish and grease it with your cooking oil of choice. Lay the sliced potatoes flat on the dish. Sprinkle salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder on your sliced potatoes. Proceed to heat your sliced potatoes on high heat in the microwave for 8 to 10 minutes. Best served hot!

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

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  1. Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

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Ingredients:

-Regular oats (1/2 cup)

-Milk (2/3 cup, skimmed or full cream)

-Peanut butter (2 tablespoons)

-Milo powder (1 tablespoon)

-Banana (1x, mashed)

-Mixed nuts (1/3 cup, optional)

Directions:

Maybe oats aren’t the most exciting food for most youngsters unless you are health conscious. Being one of the easiest grub to make, it doesn’t necessarily have to be breakfast food. All you need to do is get a jar or a container, put in ½ a cup of regular oats. Then mix in 2/3 cups of milk; it can be skimmed milk or full cream milk, it doesn’t matter. Substitute milk for soy milk if you are lactose intolerant but may taste off. After that, add in the bananas, the milo powder, the peanut butter and mix it thoroughly. Add in mixed nuts if you like some crunch to your oats before closing it in an airtight container. Leave it in the refrigerator overnight for maximum taste.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Source: Quacker Oats

  1. Breakfast nachos

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Ingredients:

-Corn tortilla chips

-Onion (1/2 to 1x, diced)

-Eggs (1-2x)

-Cheese (1/2 cup, shredded)

Directions:

Once again, this isn’t really typified as a breakfast food as it can be eaten at any time of the day. A very simple recipe to make, all you need is spread as much corn tortilla chips on a microwaveable bowl or deep dish. Take your diced onion and shredded cheese, and sprinkle it across your nacho spread. Put it in the microwave and put on high heat for 3 minutes, and it’s ready to serve!

Preparation time: 6 minutes

Source: The Lean Green Bean

  1. Cucumber Sushi Roll

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Ingredients:

-Cucumber (1x)

-Leftover rice

-Carrots (1x, skinned, shredded, and boiled)

-Luncheon meat (1/2 can)

Directions:

Cucumber sushi rolls may not sound appetising or normal, to say the least, and takes a twist at the traditional sushi rolls. Also, if you have any leftover rice but don’t really know what to make it for, this recipe may help you solve that problem. First, take a cucumber and hollow out the middle. Do so by halving the cucumbers first as it will make it easier for you to work with. Next, take your canned luncheon meat and cut it to finger length, and cook it. Have the carrots cut to finger length also. Next, slowly stuff the leftover rice, cooked luncheon meat, and carrots into the hollowed out cucumber. Once done, slice the cucumber sushi into 2cm length. Best served at room temperature.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Source: Fork and Beans

  1. Doce de Leite

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Ingredients:

-Milk (2 litres)

-Sugar (4 teacups)

Directions:

Dolce de Leite is a Spanish-influenced food largely popular in South America resembling caramel. Many recipes online call for complex ingredients and directions to make it but we boil it down to a much simpler recipe. It still requires some time investments regardless.

First, pour 2 litres of milk and the 4 teacups of sugar into a pot. Put it on high heat for roughly 15 minutes until it boils. Use a wooden spoon to stir it continuously while heating. After 15 minutes, lower the heat but continue stirring until the mixture turns brown and creamy. Turn the heat off and wait for it to cool. Transfer to a jar for future consumption. It can be used as dipping sauce for pastries, as jam, or cake icing.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

  1. Banana pancakes

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Ingredients:

-Bananas (2x, peeled)

-Eggs (2x, beaten)

-All-purpose flour (1 cup)

-White Sugar (1 tablespoon)

-Baking Powder (2 teaspoon)

-Milk (1 cup)

-Vegetable Oil (2 tablespoon)

Directions:

First, combine the flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, mix the beaten eggs, vegetable oil and mashed bananas. Stir the two mixtures in together. Note that the batter will be slightly lumpy. Then, heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour the batter into the oiled pan, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides. Best served hot.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Source: All Recipes

Here we are, with 10 easy to make dorm room grubs to stuff your face with. The ingredients may not be expensive, but as long as you have a bit of time to prepare your snacks, you will be good. Happy trying!

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