Delicious meals you can’t resist.

Let’s be honest, instant ramen has been our lifesaver. I mean, it doesn’t take too long to prepare right? Within a few minutes, dinner is ready to be served!

But what if I told you, there are other easy recipes you could make instead? Plus, there are healthier options, packed with loads of nutrients.

We know how busy your schedules can be, especially when you’re juggling both work and school. After a long day, I’m sure cooking is the last thing you want to do. To make your life easier, we created a list of some easy meals every college student should know.

And they’re delicious to say the least, making them the perfect meals to make.

Yogurt bowls

A yogurt bowl topped with peaches and granola.
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Yogurt bowls are the perfect breakfast to make. All you need is your favourite yogurt, for the base. Then you can add any fruits or toppings you have on hand. Whether it’s strawberries, coconut flakes or blueberries, it’s really up to you!

Plus, you can always add some granola for a little crunch.

Overnight oats

A bowl of overnight oats with almonds and nuts.
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Simple, yet easy to make, you can never go wrong with overnight oats.

If you have early classes, you don’t have to worry about breakfast. All you need to do is grab your jar of overnight oats and head to class.

Not to mention, you can make just enough to last you for the entire week.

DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl

A serving of Chipotle's burrito bowl which includes corn, black beans, chicken and rice.
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We all know Chipotle’s burrito bowl hits different! So why not, make it at home? To reduce cooking time, you can always use canned black beans and corn. Plus, leftover white rice.

Once you have all the necessary ingredients prepared, go ahead and create your bowl. For the ultimate Chipotle experience, don’t forget the sour cream and vegetables.


A serving of pull pork tacos, made with cabbage and garnished with lime.
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Tacos are the best meal to have on a Friday night! (I mean come on, they are TACOS!)

For the meat, you can use ground chicken/turkey. But don’t forget to add taco seasoning for extra flavour.

But how can you elevate your tacos to the next level? It’s simple, just choose the best toppings. You can add salsa, guacamole or even black beans. That way, you’re in for a delicious treat!

Chicken salad

A plate of Caesar salad made with chicken, romaine lettuce, crotons and cheese. It is serving with classic Caesar dressing.
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Making a bowl of salad is one way you can spend less time in the kitchen.

Essentially, you’ll be using all the fresh vegetables in your fridge to make your salad. There are many types of salads, but you can always start with the easiest one; Caesar salad.

All you need is romaine lettuce, crotons and parmesan cheese. And caesar dressing from your go-to supermarket.

Homemade Spaghetti

A bowl of homemade spaghetti made with ground beef. The dish is garnished with mint.
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Eating the same meals over and over can get boring. So why not switch things up?

Within a few minutes, you can enjoy a bowl of homemade spaghetti. And what tastes better than spaghetti and garlic bread? It’s the perfect meal, you can’t resist.

The next time you’re thinking about what to eat, make some homemade spaghetti, as dinner will be ready in no time.

Now that you are aware of some easy recipes, college students should know, it’s time to go grocery shopping. Yup, that’s right! Go ahead and grab the ingredients needed to make any of these meals.

Plus, they are budget-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

Bon appetit!

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