Meals On The Go

When is life as a college student not hectic? Between classes, extracurricular activities and having a social life, who has time to breathe—let alone eat? Although it’s quick, we can’t be ordering food out every day on a college budget. Of course it’s always easy to just grab a cup of ramen and go, but how many days in a row can you survive on easy Easy Mac and Cup O’ Noodles? Luckily, VALLEY has some quick meals you can make in under ten minutes, so you can relax and walk to class without having to rush.

The following ingredients can be purchased pre-made from Trader Joe’s, Giant or Wegmans. Otherwise you can purchase the ingredients and cook, cut up and prepare them yourself. Use as much of one ingredient as you want; there are no rules when it comes to preparing these dishes.

Salad
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Grilled chicken
  • Onion
  • Corn
  • Carrot
  • Balsamic vinegar dressing
Wrap
  • Garden spinach and herb wrap tortilla
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Grilled chicken
  • Avocado
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salt & pepper
Quesadilla
  • Flour tortilla
  • Shredded cheese
  • Grilled chicken
  • Tomato
  • Salt & pepper
Sandwich
  • Whole grain bread
  • Tomato
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Basil
  • Pesto sauce
  • Balsamic glaze
Avocado Toast
  • Whole grain bread
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Egg (optional)
  • Salt & pepper

These sample recipes are quick and easy to make, but can also be easily altered. These options can either use the same ingredients or be vastly different. It’s all up to you, your creativity and personal preference. Tweet us @ValleyMag with your favorite variations of these simple meals.