As a college student, I depend on certain food market staples to survive on a week-to-week basis when I’m too lazy to walk to my dining hall. The problem is that most college students only have a fridge and a microwave, which poses difficulties to cook something yummy in the dorm. Here are the five foods that I believe college students should always have close-at-hand for quick — albeit not terribly nutritional — meals.
2. Peanut butter and bread PB sandwiches can work for for lunch and dinner and peanut butter on toast makes a wonderful breakfast. Sometimes this one gets a little tricky though, because bread usually goes before I have the chance to eat it all. Try to share a loaf with a roommate if you can, or buy a half loaf and store it in the fridge to deter mold moving in.
3. Soup It’s always good to keep handy because it tastes good and can make for a great comfort if you’re sick. I get sick a lot at college, so it makes me sad when I don’t have some soup in my dorm room. Note: Make sure you have a can-opener if the soup doesn’t have a tab, I say this from experience. I accidentally bought the wrong can last year and couldn’t open my soup while I was sick because I had no can-opener. Whomp whomp.
4. Cereal Here we have a winner for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A bonus is when you remember to buy milk to go with it.
5. Pop-tarts Admittedly not my fav, these guys can be good for on-the-go.
I’m not saying these are glorious, fulfilling foods to eat, but they are basics that seem much more edible on lazy days.
What foods do you depend on the most while living at college?