5 Quick, Healthy, Easy Recipes

By Ayesha Nadiadwala on September 7, 2015

Hungry? Try incorporating these 5 quick, healthy, easy recipes into your hardworking student days.

Cheese Quesadillas: My first year away from home and motherly love of mouth melting recipes, I was thriving on the cheese quesadillas especially during exam time. We would pretty much always have tortillas and shredded cheese packs stocked in our fridge.

All you do is heat up some oil in a frying pan, put in a tortilla taco bread, cover it with shredded cheese- depending on your appetite, you can cover it with another tortilla bread or you can just fold the one you have … Voila! A treat for cheese lovers :) .

Side note: You can customize these per your taste buds. We experimented with putting avocados and garnishing some basil on the cheese. I personally like it plain better. Grilled cheese sandwiches are a good alternative as well (especially when you have lots of bread slices).

All-in-one salad: As the name describes, you just dump everything herbivore into one bowl! When I say everything I mean all that you would like alongside the greens ranging from mushrooms to apples to dried cranberries.

My choice for the main green is baby spinach. We usually squeeze some lemon juice on top and olive oil. You can experiment with this all you want with your favorite dressings — Greek Feta cheese from Trader Joe’s goes pretty well.

This one time I insisted my roommate mix the canned tuna box in the salad because it was just sitting in the cabinet and I had been low on protein … it turned out to be a hit among everyone except me :/. Anyways … It’s a healthy choice and provides wholesome nutrition while getting rid of soon-to-be-rotten things from your fridge.

Fruit smoothie bowl: This is the fruit version of the salad. You need to put in a good combination of fruits into the blender to treat yourself on a hot day. Mind you this is actually very filling even if you just put water/ice and not yogurt.

My roommate made a nice little bowl for me to try and had me asking her for the recipe. She put oranges, apples, bananas, honey yogurt, and I think a little bit of strawberries, then she garnished the thick mixture with granola … and it was perfect!

Breakfast burrito: Heat up some oil, crack an egg or two on the frying pan and scramble the whites and yolks into each other gently. Add about 1 tbsp of milk to keep the mixture moist. A pinch of salt and pepper would do just right. Roll it in the soft taco/burrito bread.

You can put tomatoes and/or ketchup and cheese (by now you should know I love cheese!). My little sister learned this in her cooking class in middle school … If she can make it I mean…

Fried veggies with pasta: This kind of started out as a joke. My roommate had a vegetable stuffed toy and we had named it … let’s say “Jiji.” One day she was frustrated and the vegetables were left too long on the stove. When I checked what the sound was, I yelled “OMG the Jijis are screaming … you almost burned them!”

Then onwards, we would be like “Fry me some Jijis!” alongside simple boiled pastas. The Jijis–or, the vegetables (mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, bell pepper, etc.)–include Italian seasoning, garlic salt, soy sauce, pepper, etc. in the frying pan with olive/avocado oil.

By Ayesha Nadiadwala

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