Meals on a budget: April 23

Noah Pearson

OPINIONS EDITOR

Baked Crispy Avocado Fries Recipe

If millennial trends appeal to you, but you don’t want to appear too basic, try this avocado fry recipe that makes the basic millennial inside you squeal, but lets the fake outer you pretend to be cultured.

Ingredients

2 large unripe avocados peeled, pitted, and sliced into 8 pieces

1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of pepper

1 egg

1 tbsp of milk

1 1/2 cups of tortilla chips, crushed

3/4 tsp of cumin

1/8 tsp of cayenne

1/4 tsp of paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  2. Mix egg and milk in one bowl and spices and crushed chips in a separate bowl

  3. Coat the avocado slices in the egg/milk bowl, then coat each slice with the spices and crushed chips from the second bowl

  4. Place on a baking sheet and cook for about 10-12 minutes

  5. Enjoy

Recipe retrieved from evolvingtable.com

Meals on a Budget: Rosemary Parmesan popcorn & Apple Pie a la dorm

Noah Pearson

OPINIONS EDITOR

Hopefully spring is just around the corner. We have lost an hour asleep, but it still seems like we are losing degrees as well. Here are some meals that will help us get the best of both worlds within the comfort of this campus.

Apple Pie A la Dorm

While this apple pie does not represent your image of an apple pie, one gets the best of the flavors without any of the cost or difficult baking process.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 graham cracker sheets

  • 1 apple

Instructions

  1. Break the graham cracker and cut the apple into bite sized pieces.

  2. Combine in a bowl and place in the microwave.

  3. Personalize with any toppings or other flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or whatever you wish.

Recipe by Rachel Jensen at spoonuniversity.com

Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

While this is not a sweet meal, popcorn is one of the best and most convenient snacks available. Using stovetop popcorn is still easy and much healthier than microwave popcorn. Additionally, the parmesan is available on campus, and even in dorms all students should have a healthy amount of spices like rosemary available.

Ingredients

  • Stovetop Popcorn

  • Oil

  • Butter

  • Rosemary

  • Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Add oil to a heated pan and add corn, cover.

  2. Shake pan on occasion.

  3. Cook popcorn until there are 2-3 seconds between pops.

  4. Melt butter.

  5. Add in rosemary and pour over popcorn.

  6. Mix and sprinkle parmesan as needed.

Recipe inspired by Samantha at fivehearthome.com

Meals on a college budget: overnight oats and yogurt bites

Skipping breakfast is NOT a badge of honor, but many of us do it and are proud. Take these quick and easy yet substantial breakfast foods for a chance to get the most important meal of the day in without having to wake up any earlier.

Overnight Oats

Ingredients

1/4 cup of quick oats

1/2 cup of milk

1/4 of a banana (sliced)

1/2 cup of blueberries

Instructions

1. Place all the ingredients in a jar and refrigerate overnight.

2. Enjoy with any of your favorite toppings in the morning.

Recipe by Gina Homolka of skinnytaste.com

Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites

Ingredients

1 cup of berries of your choice, easier with smaller ones such as blueberries or raspberries

1 serving of Greek yogurt; the amount is based on the desired amount of food

Instructions

1. Place berries in an ice tray.

2. Pour yogurt over berries.

3. Freeze 3-4 hours or overnight.

4. Enjoy the next morning.

Recipe by Heidi of happinessishomemade.net