Best College Food & The Basics
Is your school the best?
Colleges and universities across the country are constantly trying to one-up each other with new facilities, remodeled dorms, cool campus activities, sports teams, and amazing dining halls.
If you go to a small school, your options for food on campus may be limited, but larger schools tend to have four or more dining halls. Dining halls are often themed for the types of food that they serve, with decor to reflect the cultural origins of the dishes or even reflections of local area or college history.
It’s easy to know where your college stands in terms of academics, sports, and cost, but harder to figure out where your school’s food service stacks up against rival universities. Most of it boils down to personal opinion, but there are several “definitive” rankings created by college students and alumni.
Know the basics
We’ve talked to you about shopping for food on a budget and given you some recipe sites, but here are the basic things you should really know how to do to be… well, an adult.
#1: Eggs. Know how to cook these bad boys without setting off your fire alarm. Eggs are cooked over low heat for the most part, and are a great source of inexpensive protein.
#2: Stir Fry. Why is this number two, you ask? Because it’s a super easy, super quick, and super nutritious meal. It’s a supermeal. Ha. Anyway, it’s great because it contains rice (or quinoa, if you prefer), protein of some sort, and hella veggies. It’s well-rounded and it’s a one-pan kind of meal, so it’s easy to clean up afterward too.
#3: Pizza. Wut. YES. You need to learn to make your own pizza. I say this as someone who makes pizza about twice a week, including last night. It’s so easy, and you can make 2 good-sized pizzas with toppings for less than you’d pay for a Lil Caesar’s Hot n Ready.
Today I learned…
- …that a species of snail from Queensland, Australia, is called Crikey Steveirwini after Steve Irwin
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