3 Easy Recipes Any College Student Can Afford

We all know the struggle of making food on the college budget. Here are some easy recipes that are budget-friendly and delicious.

Fruit Popsicles

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This easy recipe is great with the weather recently warming up! Munching on a cold treat when it’s hot outside is always refreshing. Some store-bought popsicles can be made of chemicals and additives. Making your own is a fun, easy and healthier way to get the same delicious thirst quenching snack. Depending on what flavor you like, you can switch out the type of juice you use as well as the fruit. For this recipe, a healthy fruit punch and strawberries were used.

Ingredients:

Motts Fruit Punch

Strawberries

Steps:

Chop strawberries into bite sizes pieces. Put one piece in each empty cube. Pour juice over strawberries. Add one toothpick to each cube. Put in freezer and wait until tray is completely frozen then enjoy!

Chicken Stir-Fry

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We all have felt dread wash over us after we realized we forgot to defrost the chicken before we left the house. After a long day of classes and studying the last thing we want to worry about is making dinner and ordering out can add up and put an unnecessary dent in your bank account. Follow this easy recipe to ensure that you’ll have a delicious meal to come home to.

Ingredients:

A few strips of Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast

1 bag of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in the Original flavor (or any white rice)

Soy sauce

Teriyaki sauce

Olive Oil

Whatever vegetables you have lying around the house

Steps:

If you’re using vegetables, you’ll want to cook them first so throw them on the stove for a few minutes with olive oil. Next, you’ll need to defrost the chicken pieces. Put them on a plate and microwave them for one-two minutes depending on the microwave. Once they’re defrosted, add them to the veggies on the stove. Then you need to cook your rice, which thankfully only means putting the bag of the Ready Rice in the microwave for a minute and a half. After adding the rice to the veggie/chicken mix add in a splash of teriyaki and soy sauce. Let simmer for a few minutes on the stove and then it’s ready to eat!

3 Ingredient Cookies

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This easy recipe will allow you to satisfy that sweet tooth and in record time. In less than 20 minutes you’ll have tasty peanut butter cookies!

Ingredients:

1 cup of white sugar

1 cup of peanut butter

1 large egg

Steps:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and egg and mix until smooth. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 6-9 minutes. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERBAKE!! Let cool and enough with a cold glass of milk.

Hope you enjoy these easy recipes! Let us know how they turn out in the comments below.

Julia Rivera

About Julia Rivera

I am currently a senior at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio studying journalism and sports leadership and management. After graduation I hope to return to the east coast to work full time as a sports reporter.

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