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10 Ways to Spice Up Ramen Noodles

top ramenFor those on a budget, food is one area where it’s easier to cut corners. One popular, cheap food option, especially among broke college students, is ramen noodles. Ask any kid that went away to college what they ate the most while away and the response is almost always ramen noodles. For just pennies a packet, ramen noodles are a simple food with a simple, salty flavor, so it’s no surprise that people are often looking for ways to add some depth and variety to the meal. Below are ten suggestions to give your ramen noodles some flair.

  • Tex Mex Ramen: Brown a pound of ground beef and add a package of taco seasoning. Boil ramen noodles and mix with meat. You can garnish with your favorite taco toppings like cheese, lettuce, sour cream and nacho cheese chips.
  • Spaghetti Ramen: Pour heated marinara sauce over boiled ramen noodles for a quick and cheap spaghetti dish. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Make the Most of a Mini Fridge

Stocked-Mini-Fridge-with-FreezerMany dorms, particularly those for freshmen, are not well-equipped with kitchens. Plus, the communal fridge is always in danger of being raided by hungry dorm-dwellers. When it comes to keeping food in the dorms, most college students turn to an in-room solution: the mini fridge. Here are some hints on how to make the most of that tiny, chilly space.

1. Don’t waste space with a six-pack of water.
If your mini refrigerator has a small freezer section, use it for ice cubes.

2. Buy mini bottles or cans of soda and consider juice boxes. Not only do the smaller containers save space, they also make for good portion control.

3. Avoid excess packaging. Consider repackaging products in plastic wrap or sandwich bags.

4. Only buy things that spoil quickly if you plan on using them right away. Mini refrigerators have less stable temperatures than normal refrigerators, so things like raw meat are more vulnerable to spoilage. It’s best to stock up on fruits and veggies that can be eaten raw and won’t go bad if the temperature occasionally drops. Read the rest of this entry »



How to Eat Healthy While Studying Abroad

mediterrenean dietOne of the hardest things to adjust to when you are studying abroad can be the food.

This might come as a shock, but they do not have Chili’s or Taco Bell on every street corner, like we do in the States. And let me tell you, when you get done dancing at 4:00 in the morning, nothing sounds better than some T-Bell.

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Ten College Foods You Miss

kraft mac and cheeseAs a university and sorority alumnae, some of my fondest memories of my college career involve sitting around eating, drinking and chatting with my friends.

And while my friends and I sometimes made a conscious effort to be healthy, we often fell victim to the ease, convenience, and cheap options readily available on campus.

Now, out of college, I find myself often craving these nostalgic foods that I used to indulge in.

1. Mac and cheese: Call me a sucker for the blue box, but there is only one other meal (see below) I would rather indulge in than a big bowl of cheesy good stuff. Whether it was Easy Mac or the little cartoon shapes, my friends and I could hardly ever resist our childhood favorite.

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