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40+ Easy Recipes for College Students

With the help of some fabulous food bloggers, I’ve assembled this collection of simple recipes for college students that all have some very important things in common. They involve simple ingredients, no fancy kitchen tools or appliances are required, and each one is quick and easy enough to prepare in a small dorm or off-campus housing kitchen.

40+ Easy Recipes for College Students

If you are a college student looking for a little cooking inspiration, you’re in the right place!  If you are the parent of a college student, give your son or daughter a little nudge by sharing this collection with them. Cooking in college is the beginning of what we parents hope will be a life-long interest in preparing healthy food for themselves and one day, for their own families.

Within the first few months of living away from home, most college kids find that splitting their meals between the campus dining halls and local fast food joints is not going to cut it for the next four (or more) years. This will be very apparent on their visits home. “What’s for dinner, Mom” takes on a whole new meaning for them once they’ve had to fend for themselves for a few months. I guarantee they will return home for visits with a new level of appreciation for your efforts in the kitchen and may start taking notice so they can attempt to duplicate some of those meals on their own. Even if your kids have shown zero interest in cooking while living in the luxury and comfort of your home, the college experience will most likely bring them into the kitchen.
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