Fast-and-cheap dinner options

If you’re looking for some variety in your fast-and-cheap dinner options, here are some alternatives that might help:
1. Soup: Contrary to popular belief, a can of tomato soup doesn’t need a stovetop and grilled cheese sandwich to work. All you need with a can of soup is a bowl and microwave. They’re really cheap, and you can even find some healthy options in the soup aisle.
2. Microwave dinners: A decent microwave dinner will cover more of the food groups than a bowl of your favorite noodles.
3. Cereal: Getting milk might be something of a challenge, especially if your minifridge is really mini, but a decent bowl of cereal doesn’t take much more than a spoon and your own desperation. You can even buy a healthy brand if you’re feeling fancy.
4. Fruit: It’s a splurge, especially on a college budget, but a sizable apple with a spoonful of peanut butter or nutella is a healthy and filling alternative.
5. Veggies: Again, this is a splurge alternative, you should really try to even out your food group intake. A bag of baby carrots can be as cheap as $2, and with some hummus or salad dressing, you’ve got something akin to a midday meal.
6. Eggs: You’d be amazed what you can do with a small carton of eggs and a few chosen ingredients. Eggs are cheap, super easy, and versatile. If you have access to a stovetop, they’re the perfect meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or in between.
7. Sandwiches:. All you need to complete the picture is a tub of peanut butter or your favorite meat and cheese.

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