Quick, Healthy Recipes to Fuel Studying for College Finals?

Good Questions

Q: I'm a college student about to head into two weeks of finals, so I'm looking for some quick recipes. My roommates and I are pretty good cooks, so they don't have to be typical microwave-centric college-y recipes. We'd love them to be healthy (brain food!), filling, easily doubled, and tasty when reheated, so we can just make a vat of something and heat it up whenever. None of us have any dietary restrictions.

Thanks so much for helping a few starving-ish college students forge through exams!

Sent by Elise

Editor: Elise, I have two words for you: Oatmeal and soup. You want to start your days off strong with a good breakfast, so have a pot of this in the fridge for quick reheating:

Hot Breakfast Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal

And then make a couple pots of soup that can feed you over the course of a few days:

Soup Recipe: Tuscan Bread & Tomato Soup (Ribollita)
Ham Bone, Greens, and Bean Soup

Make sure you have some fresh greens in the fridge (winter spinach, arugula) for super quick salads and you're set to go.

Readers, what else would you suggest?


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