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Simple, Healthy, and Yummy Recipes Perfect for College Students

Simple Recipes for College Students
Check out these simple recipes that are very easy to make, tasty, and convenient, especially for students.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Many of the college students who live away from their homes, will surely understand the importance of healthy homemade food, that gets replaced by junk or fast food. College students have a hectic schedule, which simply gives them no time to cook and follow a healthy and well-balanced diet plan. To save you from such ordeals, I am here with some easy, scrumptious and simple recipes that can be extremely helpful.

These shortlisted recipes are basically those dishes that you regularly have as staple food in the canteen or the nearest food café . The only difference it that, these recipes are very easy to make, affordable and hygienic. Only precaution that you have to take is to ensure that, you prepare these in a hygienic kitchen. Always wash your hands as well as the kitchen utensils before and after preparing the food. Sanitize your preparation area and keep it clean.

Chicken Taco Soup

Ingredients
  • Skinless and boneless chicken breasts, 8 oz.
  • Onion, (chopped) 1
  • Olive oil, 2 tsp.
  • Beans, 16 oz.
  • Pinto beans, 15 oz.
  • Diced tomatoes with green chilies, 10 oz.
  • Taco seasoning mix, 1 package
  • Corn kernels, 2 cups
  • Water, 2 cups
Procedure

Heat a saucepan with olive oil in it. Add chopped onion and stir for 5 minutes. Add the pinto beans, beans, corn, diced tomatoes, water, and taco seasoning in it. Bring the mixture to boil. Lower the heat and cook for over 10 minutes, while stirring it occasionally. Add cooked chicken pieces and cook for 2 minutes more. Serve it hot.

Tuna Sandwich

Ingredients
  • Light tuna, (flaked and drained) 6 oz.
  • Peeled tpple (coarsely chopped) 1
  • Chopped carrots, ½ cup
  • Mayonnaise, 3 tbsp.
  • Tomato, (sliced) 2 slices
  • Bread, 4 slices
Procedure

Take a bowl and place the light tuna, chopped apple, chopped carrot, and mayonnaise in it. Mix well and spread it evenly on two bread slices. Top each bread slice with tomatoes and cover it with another slice of bread. Cut into half and serve it with tomato sauce.

Butter Chicken

Ingredients
  • Boneless and skinless chicken thighs or breasts, 0.90 lb.
  • Whole peeled tomato juice, 8 oz. can
  • Onion, 1
  • Butter, 3 tbsp.
  • Crushed ginger, 2 tsp.
  • Garlic, 2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder, ½ tsp.
  • Cinnamon, ¼ tsp.
  • Red chili powder, 2 tsp.
  • Ground almonds, ½ cup
  • Tomato paste, 1 tbsp.
  • Coriander, 1 tbsp.
  • Plain yogurt, ½ cup
Procedure

Slice onion into wedges and keep aside. Slice the chicken into small cubes, cover it and keep aside. Make sure that you use a clean knife for cutting everything. Heat a large skillet and put the butter in it. When it gets frothy enough, add cinnamon and onion, and fry lightly. When the onion gets soft, add crushed ginger and garlic to it. Stir for a few seconds and add turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander in it. Sauté the mixture for a while over medium heat. Now, add chicken pieces and sauté the mixture, until the meat turns white in color and becomes tender in texture. Lastly, add tomato paste, tomato juice and ground almonds to the mixture. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Add yogurt and heat this mixture for a few minutes. Serve it hot with steamed rice or bread.

Spaghetti Pie

Ingredients
  • Spaghetti, 6 oz.
  • Ground beef, 1 lb.
  • Spaghetti sauce, (prepared) 1 jar
  • Mushrooms, (optional) (sliced) 4.5 oz.
  • Celery, (sliced) ½ cup
  • Eggs, 2
  • Garlic salt, ½ tsp.
  • Parmesan cheese, (grated) ⅓ cup
  • Olive oil, 1 tbsp.
Procedure

Cook the spaghetti as desired (or as per the instructions on the package), drain and leave aside. Heat a large skillet, add olive oil and cook ground beef and celery. Add the spaghetti sauce and mushrooms to it and simmer for 15 minutes. Take cooked spaghetti, slightly beaten eggs, garlic salt, and Parmesan cheese, and toss slightly. Place this spaghetti mixture in a greased pie pan by forming a crust. Pour the other mixture over it and cover the pie pan with an aluminum foil. Bake the dish for about 30 minutes at 350° F in the microwave. Remove the aluminum foil and top it up with grated Parmesan cheese before serving.

These recipes are simple and nutritious. You can make them for lunch or dinner and eat healthy home cooked food.
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