Many students have a hard time transitioning from high school to college life. The days they could look forward to a home-cooked every evening after a long day are long gone. They quickly realize that they now have to be responsible for preparing their meals.
While eating at fast foods, joints may seem convenient the first few weeks of college, eating the same foods day in and out soon becomes tiring and also expensive. At this point, many students realize they now have to start preparing their meals to save money.
Before taking upon cooking, ensure you have sourced your ingredients in bulk. You can make a monthly budget and buy food in bulk as it will suit your budget lifestyle. For fresh foods, you can take advantage of the weekly farmers market near your college.
Below are some of the budget-friendly meals you can make in your dorm room.
It is one of the most common foods that students partake. Besides being cheap to buy, it is easy to cook. No experience in the kitchen department is needed to cook noodles. Most noodles come with cooking instructions on the packaging. All you have to do is boil some water in a pan, add the packaged seasonings, and throw it in your noodles.
In a few minutes, your noodles should be ready. To spice up your meal, you can add some vegetables like peas, broccoli, scallions, and even some eggs. In most cases, such a meal will cost you approximately five dollars or less to make.
Stir-Fried Chicken Breast with Vegetables
If you crave some white meat and a healthy meal at that, chicken breast is your go-to meal. Being a tender part of a chicken, preparing chicken breast, will not take much of your time. You can either use broccoli, cauliflower, French beans, snow peas, green beans, or even asparagus for the vegetables. To make your meal more colorful, you can add some yellow and red bell peppers and carrots. Start by frying your chicken breast over hot oil with garlic.
After a few minutes of frying, you gradually add your vegetables, and when the meal is almost ready, you can sprinkle some sesame seeds to make your food more appealing. To make the meal appeal to your taste, you can add seasonings of your choice. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in college doesn’t always have to be … Read the rest