No more buying peaches and cream oatmeal packets with those artificial peaches.

Level of Effort: Super Easy
Cost of Ingredients: $0.84
Nutrition Info (1 helping):  220 calories, 3 g fat, 5.3 g protein, 5.3 g fiber, 43.3 g carbs

What if the only cooking appliance you have access to, or feel comfortable using, is a microwave?

If that’s the case for you, then be sure to start your week by visiting the cafe because Mondays are now dedicated to microwave cooking!

To start this microwave madness I’m adding this tasty Peaches and Cream Oatmeal recipe to the menu! Make it once and it’s likely you’ll never be able to return to the instant packets with those artificial peaches again.

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Grilled Fruit Sandwich for Breakfast or Dinner!

Level of Effort: Easy
Cost of Ingredients: $1.61
Nutrition Info (1 sandwich):  283 calories, 11.8 g fat, 22.3 g protein, 7 g fiber, 63.9 g carbs

As a student I ate breakfast for dinner more often than I ate the previous night’s dinner for breakfast.

If you think about it preparing breakfast for dinner has some real advantages to it.

Breakfast is often cheaper than other meals, tends to be quick to make and is a great way to mix up meals during the week!

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Kitchen utensils to pack for college

Packing for college is exciting! The tough part is deciding what to bring and what to leave behind. Clothes, shower caddies and bedding take priority. But what about cooking gear?

If you plan to make your own meals from time to time, consider taking a look at the list of cooking items I’ve listed below. With this core group of cooking utensils you’ll be able to make good food whether you’re living in a small apartment or sharing a kitchen with hundreds of other students on your dormitory floor.

And before you say “nay” to cooking gear, because you’ll be on a meal plan, keep in mind that the monotony of campus food sets in about halfway through the year. Continue Reading…