Are you new to living off campus? Do you now have to cook all your meals for yourself? If so then you may not exactly know what to cook for yourself! Living off campus for the first time can seem a little daunting but does get better with time. One of the hardest things about not having a meal plan is cooking up delicious and nutritious meals every day. I have lived off campus for a year and have been successfully cooking for myself so I have some tips for you newbies!
One of the easiest meals to make is chicken! You can bake it, pan fry it, or even grill it if you have one. Go to the store and buy some chicken breast or tenderloin, then either cook them up within 4 days or freeze them so they last a lot longer.
Throw some seasoning on the chicken like salt, pepper, paprika, or really what ever you want! Bake for 20 minutes or pan fry/grill until cooked thoroughly! Add some vegetables in the mix and then you’ll have yourself a healthy filling meal.
Another simple meal is pasta. Boil some water, throw the pasta in, and cook until al dente (soft but firm). Spice up your pasta by heating up a favorite canned sauce, adding some vegetables or meat, and then mixing it with the noodles.
Eggs are a must have. They are prefect for breakfast and can make any sandwich better. Keep a carton in your fridge for that perfect fried bacon and egg sandwich before your 8:30 class. Or make the best grilled cheese with and added egg for lunch.
Cooking for yourself can be the last thing out want to do after a busy day, but if you plan out your meals it will be much easier. Think about what you are going to make for dinner the morning of so you have time to thaw your chicken or get things ready. When-in-doubt check the Internet for ideas! Google recipe ideas, check things out on Pintrest, or even watch Tasty videos for inspiration.
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