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Hi, my name is Sarah and I will soon be leaving to go back to college for my sophomore year. Unfortunately the food at my school is disgusting, and they have very few vegetarian options. The vegtetarian group has been trying to make our school more veggie friendly but the dining halls have not made many changes. Last year I lived off raw veggies, beans, and milk. Anything that they cooked I could not stand. I am going to try to get off the meal plan (vegans and vegetarians can get off the meal plan with a doctor's note) and just have food in my room. I will have access to a minifridge, freezer, microwave, and stovetop (I'm not sure how well these work though). Does anyone have any ideas for easy meals that I could make? What kind of food should I keep in my room? Snacks? Thanks for the help.
 

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Yay, I'm not the only one who hates rice! There's a couple threads already on this topic that might help :<br><br><br><br><a href="http://veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8388" target="_blank">http://veggieboards.com/boards/showt...&threadid=8388</a><br><br><a href="http://veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8287" target="_blank">http://veggieboards.com/boards/showt...&threadid=8287</a><br><br><br><br>
But some ideas are PBJ, Hummus, Veggies, Beans, Fruit, Tofu, Cereal, Oatmeal, Milk/Soymilk, etc.
 

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Man I never heard of them letting you off the meal plan. I wish I had done that. But now I am living off campus.
 

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Noodles are an easy dinner. Things good for snacks: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, trail mix, rasins, lots of other dried fruits...Theres actually alot that you can eat.
 

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When I was in college I lived on Amy's frozen dinners and soups. Go to <a href="http://www.Amys.com" target="_blank">www.Amys.com</a> And we did have a vegetarian/vegan meal option! It was still gross <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Colleges have <i>meal plans</i>??? That's insane! I had no idea they had meal plans! Well, if you can get off of it, don't stock up on easy-mac or those quick-make meals. They (in general, I'm not saying all) aren't terribly good for you. Stick to foods you know are good, try and hit the 'veg*n food groups' and all that.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Jaeska</i><br><br><b>Colleges have <i>meal plans</i>??? That's insane! I had no idea they had meal plans!</b></div>
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Yeah, they have meal plans. At my college they force you to have one your freshmen year, after that you can choose to have the "no mealplan option". It sucks when you don't like the food from the cafeteria like my roommate, she ended up with a lot of money left on her card and you can't get it back.
 

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I don't remember being forced to have a mealplan at the college I went to!! That is horrible!<br><br>
Can't you get a steamers that lets you steam veggies in the microwave?
 

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well, I dunno what the conditions are like, but it sounds like you have all the necessary tools. glad you have a stovetop. I didnt have that at the dorm. just a microwave.<br><br><br><br>
if I were you, Id get one of those tea kettles that plug in. they arent that expensive (less than $20) and they heat water really fast without steaming up the whole place. My brother used one at school to make noodles, soups, tea, oatmeal, etc. It was really convenient for him. I wish I'd thought of that.<br><br><br><br>
I'd also buy veggie meat if you have it in your budget. you get a lot of nutrients that way because its enriched. Also make sure to eat breakfast cereals (which are also enriched).<br><br><br><br>
When I was vegetarian (Im vegan now so its a bit different) in college, I used to go to Sam's Club and stock up on non perishable stuff. Like animal crackers, pudding, pretzels. Snacky stuff. Then I put that under my bed and I had it there for emergencies. It was cool to provide rations to friends during study sessions as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Healthy choice makes some good vegetarian soups. You could always do a cooking day one day (cook up some barley or something). season it, refrigerate it and mix it with chopped tomatoes, green onions, and black beans. I made this stuff on the weekends at home and eat it during the week. So if you wanted to get fancy, you could do that.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck to you!<br><br>
XOXO<br><br>
beth
 

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There are those soups that all you have to do is add boiling water and wait like 10 minutes. They are usually pretty tasty.
 

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I suggest getting a crock pot or VitaMix. Beans with kale are something that are really easy to do with a crock pot (soak them for a few hours, then cook them in the pot).
 

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Yea I am going back to college too. But I have an apartment this year. Woo Hoo! So I can cook whatever. Most dorms have a kitchen though so you can still cook. I like moring star farms better than burgers and stir fry the best to make myself.<br><br><br><br>
Yea my school makes you eat on a meal plan if you live on campus no matter what. But I never thought of getting a medical note. And they way overcharge you for every nasty piece of crap food they serve.
 
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