5 Healthy Recipes For College Students

The 5 healthy recipes for college students that are mentioned in this article will provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner and still leave plenty of time and money for managing your busy college student life. Making healthy food choices can be challenging to college students but these healthy recipes can help you out.

Quick Breakfast Pizza

This recipe will provide college students with calcium, potassium and iron. Add low-fat milk to this healthy dish for added nutrition.

To make a quick breakfast pizza, you will need:

  • 1 English muffin
  • 4 tbsp. pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  1. Slice the muffin in half with the knife. Spread pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese over the muffin.
  2. Place the muffin in the microwave for 30 seconds. Cheese should be melted.


Cheap Beef Chili

This healthy recipe serves eight people and will cost you $1.15 per serving. 

To make cheap beef chili, you will need:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (extra-lean)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1 can of chili beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Dice the onion and peppers. Slice the zucchini and cut it into four equal parts. Seed and finely dice the jalapeno.
  2. Brown the beef and cook the onion in the skillet. Drain the grease.
  3. Add olive oil to the medium skillet. Saute the peppers, zucchini and jalapeno until all vegetables until soft.
  4. Add vegetables to beef. Add the tomato sauce and the can of diced tomatoes.
  5. Drain the chili beans. Add the beans to the skillet with the cayenne pepper and chili powder.
  6. Simmer for ten to fifteen minutes over low heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.


The Better Tuna Sandwich

This healthy recipe will provide two college students with vitamin C, vitamin A and iron.

To make the better tuna sandwich, you will need:

  • 1 can (6 oz.) of light tuna
  • 1 apple
  • 4 slices wheat bread
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of carrots
  1. Core, peel and chop the apple. Chop the carrots. If desired, shred the carrots.
  2. Drain the tuna, place it into a bowl and flake it. Toast the bread.
  3. Add carrot, apple and mayonnaise to the bowl of tuna. Mix everything together.
  4. Spread over two toasted slices of bread and top it off with a tomato. Cover with another toasted bread slice.
  5. Cut the sandwiches in half. Serves two.


Healthy Edamame Snacks

This healthy recipe can serve four college students and is high in protein, fiber and low in fat.

To make healthy edamame snacks, you will need:

  • Shelled, frozen edamame
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • Microwave
  1. Place the frozen beans in a microwave-safe dish drizzled with oil and soy sauce. Close the lid and shake the dish.
  2. Open one corner of the lid. Microwave for about three minutes.
  3. Make sure the beans are unthawed and not raw. Eat hot or cold.


Dressed-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This healthy recipe and can also be made using a George Foreman grill.

To make a dressed-up grilled cheese sandwich, you will need:

  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices ciabatta bread
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 Slices low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Arugula
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Take the two slices of bread and brush one side with the olive oil. Place one slice in a heated skilled, oiled side down.
  2. Add one slice of mozzarella to the ciabatta slice in the skillet. Add a slice of cheddar followed by a tomato slice and some arugula. Add the other tomato slice and more arugula. Top off the sandwich with the leftover cheeses and the second slice of bread. Season to taste.
  3. Brown both sides of the sandwich before removing it from the heat. Cut the sandwich in half.
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