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    Posted on Aug 15, 2013

    27 Ways To Eat Like An Adult In College

    Who says you can't eat like a normal person in college?

    1. Make paninis (with an iron).

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    Or a delicious grilled cheese. Just butter the outsides of the sandwich, wrap it in foil, put it on a textbook and iron each side for a couple of minutes.

    2. Or even French Toast.

    View this video on YouTube

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    This particular recipe is even vegan.

    3. Keep a stash of dried seaweed to make some easy sushi snacks.

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    This is made with spam and minute rice.

    4. Use your microwave to make scrambled eggs. Or even a quiche.

    Detailed recipe here.

    5. And fancier things, like lasagna and chicken couscous.

    Recipes here.

    6. And cake.

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    Here are some recipies.

    7. If your mini fridge isn't very cold, use this trick to chill lukewarm beers.

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    Just wet a towel and stick it in the freezer for 8-15 minutes. More ways here.

    8. Buy some popcorn seasoning to spice up a staple snack.

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    9. Make your ramen a little more exciting.

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    Like this Ramac & cheese recipe. But instead of broiling it, just pop it in the microwave.

    10. Or make it a dry snack.

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    Recipe here.

    11. You can drink wine in your room without needing a wine opener.

    You can use a string or use these other things.

    12. Make an easy taco salad in a bag.

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    For those ever-persistent Mexican food cravings. Here's the five-minute recipe.

    13. For the coffee snobs, you can brew one cup at a time with just two disposable cups and a coffee filter.

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    So you don't have to settle for the generic cafeteria stuff. Detailed instructions here.

    14. Turn your go-to cereal into a cereal bar.

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    Three ingredients + microwave recipe here.

    15. Invest in a tumbler so you can make smoothies.

    16. If you're dying for fresh vegetables, you can make your own zero-power container garden.

    Ambitious, but hey. You do you. Instructions here.

    17. Or an upside-down planter.

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    Make sure you clear it with your building admin first. Instructions here.

    18. Or just get more greens in by buying a pack of grab-bag vegetables.

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    Just zap them and go.

    19. Use a base or meat-flavored bouillon to make a quick soup.

    Or just to upgrade your rice.

    20. Make no-bake cookies.

    If you need something sweet, you can make these in just minutes.

    21. And easy chocolate chip cookie dough truffles.

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    These ones only require three ingredients. Take that, Milanos.

    22. If you don't have a kitchen, definitely get an electric hot water kettle.

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    You can quickly make anything from miso soup to oatmeal. And apparently you can make these things in a coffee maker.

    23. Because you can also use it to make broth-y soups.

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    24. But you don't necessarily need it to make oatmeal.

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    Recipe for overnight oats (without needing a microwave) here.

    25. Or if you're feeling fancy (and your dorm allows it) you can make magic with a wafflemaker.

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    Like these cinnamon rolls.

    26. Or these single servings of bacon.

    27. If all else fails, check out a campus calendar for events and info sessions that might have food.

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    It'll be a nice break from goldfish and Cup 'O Noodles.