Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cheap, Easy, and Healthy Foods for the Busy College Student

I was talking to my cousin the other day, he's a college sophomore and he is your typical student doesn't have much time, never prepared a meal in his life, but he asked me for some advice about what I did when I was back in school that would be cheap, easy, and healthy.  I thought this was a great question and I was more than happy to offer him some suggestions.  

Breakfast Choices:

hard boiled eggs
milk and cereal
bagel and cream cheese
fruit and yogurt
muffin and jam

Lunch Choices:

turkey breast sandwich
-requires turkey breast, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, banana peppers, any other toppings you like, bread

peanut butter and jelley sandwiches
-requires natural organic peanut butter

chicken breast
You just need a pan and then just add some seasoning to the chicken and its easy to grill. Google it if u want exact cooking time.  It's good to grill a bunch then save for later (saves a lot of time, it's not as fresh tho).

chicken nuggets and bbq sauce
Just follow directions on bag most you can just microwave.  Not very healthy tho.

veggie burgers
requires veggie patties - Just take them out a few minutes before you cook should defrost them or stick them in mircowave and hit the defrost button.

bean tacos
-requires cheese
-requires refried (canned) beans

grilled cheese sandwiches
-needs sandwich maker

mac and cheese


tuna fish sandwich

Some kind of salad (can actually be pretty tasty and not too expensive, very healthy):
-some kind of meat


Yogurt for snack in between meals.

Fruits like banana or apples for snack in between.


  1. This is a great list, but not just for busy college kids. Who's not busy?! Don't forget about canned salmon; it's cheap, there's enough for two, and it's full of omega3's.

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