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/ 3 years ago /

 Article by Brenda Wong

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

We imagine the first few weeks of term to be an absolute flurry of activity. Whether you’re signing up for societies, going to lectures or getting ready for a BNO, you need to be fueled up for the occasion.

You have to eat right to feel right, so we’ve put together 15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen… all under 15 minutes. Less time cookin’, more time livin’.

1. Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

All of you breakfast non-believers will be converted with this crazy-fast, super-healthy sweet treat.

Total cooking time: 10 minutes

Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen

2. Omelette in a Mug

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

When in doubt, you can’t deny that a speedy microwave mug omelette will do the trick. We love this one with tomatoes and cheddar cheese for an extra punch of flavour.

Total cooking time: 3 minutes

Omelette in a Mug Recipe by Dashing Dish

3. Peanut Butter Cookie Overnight Oatmeal

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Now, this may be cheating, but if it means sorting your brekkie out overnight so you spend literally zero time in the morning, we thought to take the risk.

Total cooing time: 5 minutes (plus overnight refrigeration)

Peanut Butter Cookie Overnight Oatmeal Recipe by Dashing Dish

4.Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Everyone knows teriyaki sauce is the best marinade ever, so rustle up this healthy lunch in 12 minutes for a truly balanced, Japanese-inspired meal.

Total cooking time: 12 minutes

Recipe for Chicken Teriyaki Bowls by Fed & Fit

5. Honey Sriracha Grilled Bacon

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

We suggest supplementing this with some toast and a fried egg, for a next-level lunch.

Total cooking time: 15 minutes (30 minutes for the marinade, but you can do that overnight).

Recipe for Honey Sriracha Grilled Bacon by Shutterbean

6. Parmesan Arugula Kale Salad with Pine Nuts

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Pair this with some garlic bread for a real Italian treat.

Total cooking time: 5 minutes

Recipe for Parmesan Arugula Kale Salad with Pine Nuts by Little Broken

7. 15-minute lo mein

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Sayonara to takeaways, this speedy noodle recipe will have you saving both money AND time.

Plus you can customise your noodles with whatever you want, which is an added bonus.

Total cooking time: 15 minutes

Recipe for 15-minute lo mein by Pinch of Yum

8. Mediterranean Bean Salad with Mushrooms

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Mushrooms may be a divisive thing, but you’ll soon see the light with this summery, filling salad.

Total cooking time: 15 minutes

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Mushrooms Recipe by Little Broken 

9. Chicken Enchilada Soup

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

What’s better than Mexican food? Guilt-free Mexican food that still retains all the spice and flavour of the most sinful dishes.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe by Cook The Story

10. Tuscan Panzanella Salad

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Upon first impression, a bread salad seems contradictory. But trust the Italians to rustle up such a simple, delicious meal: panzanella will be an instant classic in your uni kitchen.

Total cooking time: 15 minutes

Tuscan Panzanella Salad Recipe by Gousto

11. Cauliflower Fried Rice

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Now that’s a sneaky way to get in your 5-a-day.

Total cooking time: 15 minutes

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe by Pinch of Yum

12. Thai Red Curry and Veggie Noodle Bowl

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

As we slowly move from the muggy summer weather into the cold autumn chill, there’s no better reminder of the heat than some Thai spice.

Total cooking time: 10 minutes

Thai Red Curry and Veggie Noodle Bowl Recipe by In Pursuit of More

13. No Mayo Tuna Salad

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

They said it couldn’t be done. They were wrong. Apparently this is the best tuna salad recipe you never had, and it all comes together in a definitive jiffy.

Total cooking time: 15 minutes

No Mayo Tuna Salad Recipe by I’d Rather Be A Chef

14. No Bake Oreo Bars

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Any alternative, new way we can find to consume Oreos, we’ll try.

Total cooking time: 15 minutes

No Bake Oreo Bars Recipe by Spoon University

15. Apple Fritters

15 quick meals you can make in a tiny university kitchen

Life is all about balance, so round up your week with these apple fritters for a bit of a cheat.

Total cooking time: 8 minutes

Apple Fritters Recipe by Love Foodies

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