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10 Affordable College Dinners

As college students, a lot of people know how tight money can be. It can be hard to get by with expenses like tuition, rent, and other things. One important expense is food. Even though students don’t have much time within their busy schedule, eating take-out 5 days a week can get expensive and isn’t the best for your health. These dinner recipes will help you stretch your dollar while filling you up at the same time.

Red Lentil & Carrot Soup

This satisfying soup is perfect for the fall and winter months to come and only uses a handful of ingredients.

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One Pot Chicken & Potatoes 

This is a perfect if you’re busy during the week. If you prepare it on the weekend you’ll have it on hand to grab and go. This wholesome meal is loaded with delicious flavours and will warm you up.

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Ham & Cheddar Dinner Waffles

There’s nothing that compares to breakfast for dinner. These waffles take it up a notch by incorporating ham and cheese in the recipe. Try these savoury waffles out!

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Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup recipe is healthy and satisfying. It will fill you up and make your taste buds smile with only a few affordable ingredients.

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Sautéed Chickpeas with Broccoli and Parmesan

You can find chickpeas for dirt-cheap at almost any grocery store. Sautee them up with some broccoli and spices, throw on some cheese and you’ve got a tasty meal that’s also good for you.

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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Curry

Curry can brighten up the flavour of many dishes and this one is not an exception. Chicken and broccoli bulk up the meal and make it a hearty dish.

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Baked Eggs in Avocado

If you’ve never heard of this combo before, it may seem a little odd but the result is so tasty! This is the perfect budget-friendly meal if you want to stay healthy.

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Black Bean Burgers

These vegetarian burgers will make you forget all about the meat. Beans are great substitute for meat if you’re on a tight budget. Who knew that you could make burgers out of beans?

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Asian Stir-Fry

This stir-fry is cheaper than your local Chinese take-out and has so much flavour! With a couple simple ingredients you can put together this appetizing dish. You can always switch up the vegetables and use what you have on hand.

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Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino

This Italian dish uses simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. With such straightforward ingredients it’s hard to believe how much flavour this dish has.

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These are only a few out of a huge variety of affordable meals. The great thing about these recipes is that they can be modified to suit your preference. If you have any affordable meals that you feel we should know about make sure to tell us on Twitter!

-Asia Snowdon