Traditional Western Omelet

Category: Senior Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I can make my own western omelet in my own kitchen in about 20 minutes, instead of rushing in and out of line in the dining hall and consequently being late to class.

I use the traditional ingredients which are so good and always in my fridge, but if you just don’t have them you can throw tradition out the window and make a “must-go” omelet with the same technique.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Splash of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Onion
  • 1 tsp of Green Pepper
  • 2 tsp of Ham
  • 1 slice of Cheese
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Step one: Saute your leftover onion and pepper until tender

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Step two: Warm up your ham with the onion and peppers

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Step three: Beat your eggs with milk, salt and pepper, and pour them into your warm pan. Cook until the omelet is almost entirely opaque

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Step four: Add your slice of cheese to one side of your omelet

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Step five: Fold your omelet in half to melt the cheese

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Step six: Transfer to a plate and enjoy your delicious western omelet.

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Tomato Egg Bake

Category: Senior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time: 15 minutes
Cook-Time: 20-25 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

There’s nothing than popping your breakfast in the oven and casually sipping your coffee while you wait for your breakfast to cook perfectly. I always have eggs, tomato, spinach, and feta, so one day I decided to put them all together. This is incredible easy and very delicious.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp of Feta Cheese
  • 1-2 tsp of Spinach
  • To taste: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder

Step one: Preheat your oven to 425; remove the seeds from your tomato and roast it for 10 minutes to remove some of the extra juices

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Step two: Drain your tomato and stuff it with your thawed spinach, feta, and seasonings

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Step three: Crack your egg into your tomato. If it over flows, just pick up the tomato and put it onto a new plate; the excess will fall away. Add more feta to the top.

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Step four: Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the egg white sets. Push up your tinfoil so the tomato doesn’t split. 

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Step five: Enjoy!

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Toasted PB&J with Banana

Category: Junior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 5-10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Warm peanut butter on toast is just delightful, and I love the traditional PB&J so I decided to spice it up by grilling it. I added in the banana for some extra kick and it really brightened up the whole dish.

It is so filling, so quick to make and it’s still just as delicious cold. I definitely recommend drinking a glass of milk with this meal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of Bread
  • 2 tbsp of Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp of Jelly
  • 1/2 a Banana
  • Butter

Step one: Butter the outside of your bread

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Step two: Spread your peanut butter on both sides and slice your banana onto one side of bread

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Step three: Spread your jelly on the opposing side

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Step four: Grill your sandwich until it is golden brown

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Step five: Cut your sandwich and dig in

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Peanut Butter and Raisin Oatmeal with Sausages

Category: Freshman Year/Gluten Free
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Oatmeal is another quintessential food that everyone should know how to make, and it’s a perfect base for delicious flavor combinations. I make mine with peanut butter, maple syrup and some raisins with a couple of sausages, but just like sweet and savory cream of wheat, you can put almost anything into your oatmeal.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl of Prepared Oatmeal
  • 1 tsp of Peanut Butter
  • 1 box of Raisins
  • 1 tsp of Maple Syrup
  • 2 Breakfast Sausages

Step one: Prepare your oatmeal according to the package. If you’re using peanut butter, take into account the saltiness when you’re seasoning your oatmeal

Step two: Cook your breakfast sausages and stir in your peanut butter, raisins, and maple syrup. Enjoy your hearty oatmeal breafast

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Almond Breeze Breakfast Smoothie

Category: Senior Year/Vegan
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 3 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

I love using almond-coconut milk in breakfast smoothies, because it is so light and fresh it really gives that extra element to a traditional breakfast smoothie. I use fresh or frozen fruit depending on what I have in the fridge, and I’ve got a substantial, quick, and easy breakfast in under 5 minutes.

If you have a  Gluten Allergy, make sure your brands and products are all gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Almond-Coconut milk
  • 1/2 a Banana, sliced
  • 4-5 large Strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of Blueberries
  • 1 handful of Ice cubes

Step one: Prepare your fruits and put them in your blender

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Step two: Add your almond-coconut milk and ice

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Step three: Blend and serve

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Poached Eggs with Tomatos over Spinach

Category: Senior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

When I learned how to poach eggs, I started putting them on everything. I eat them on toast, I eat them in Eggs Benedict, I even eat them with some warmed risotto.

I have always wanted to make them and this is the step by step guide to make perfect poached eggs. This recipe’s combination is savory and works well for breakfast or for dinner.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Eggs, for poaching
  • 1 tbsp of White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 dash of Salt
  • 1 dash of Pepper
  • 1/4 cup of Frozen Spinach, thawed and seasoned
  • 1 slice of Tomato

Step one: Fill a non-stick pan with 1-2 inches of water. Bring the water to a low boil, with the bubble just beginning to form on the bottom of the pan, like this:

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Step two: Add your white wine vinegar and swirl away the bubbles from the bottom of the pan

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Step three: Crack your egg into a shallow cup and pour it gently into the simmering water. You may need to gently splash the water over the egg yolk; use a slotted spoon for this.

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Step four: Cook your eggs for 4.5 minutes and remove them from the water with a slotted spoon.

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Step five: While your eggs are cooking, defrost your spinach and season with salt and pepper; slice your tomato and lay it over your spinach

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Step six: Assemble your dish, season, and enjoy your delicious meal

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Almond Breeze Overnight Berry Oats

Category: Freshman Year/Vegan
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  5 minutes
Cook-Time: 8 hours

Why is this a survival recipe?

I see overnights oats everywhere online, and the best thing about them is you can make any kind you want, with practically any ingredient that you want, and all you need are oats, a mason jar, and about 8 hours.

I prep these the night before and then I never have to worry about making breakfast the next morning. Sometimes I make them with milk and yogurt, and other times I use delicious almond milk and fruit.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup of Almond Milk
  • Fresh or Frozen Berries
  • 1 tsp of Sugar

Step one: Mix together your milk and oats

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Step two: Add in your fruit, cover your jar and shake the oats to mix them

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Step three: Refrigerate them over night 

Step four: Top with sugar and eat them cold or warm them in the microwave

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Guacamole on Toast with a Sunny-side Up Egg

Why is this a survival recipe?

I combined a sunshine egg and some leftover guacamole one night after coming back from the gym. This combination came together after inspiration from my health and fitness blog where avocado is like a golden fruit.

Well it ended up being amazing together, and it’s ready in about 5 minutes. The only thing you need to do is cook your egg and enjoy your hot meal in no time at all.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tbsp of Guacamole
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 piece of Toast

Step one: If you don’t have guacamole made already, make your guacamole (See: Guacamole with Chips)

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Step two: Cook your Sunny-side Up egg (See recipe: here)

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Step three: Assemble your egg on toast and enjoy!

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Sunnyside up Eggs on Buttery Toast

Category: Sophomore Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 5 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Sunnyside up eggs are even easier to make than eggs over easy. All you need to do is crack your egg in the pan, pop your bread in the oven and wait. Then you have a lovely, runny egg to dip your toast in, in just five minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 slice of Toast
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Butter

Step one: Pop your bread in the oven at a low temperature and carefully toast it on both sides; butter your toast

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Step two: Crack your egg into a medium high pan and cook until the whites are opaque; salt and pepper to taste

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Step three: Put your egg on the toast, pair this with a lovely cup of coffee and some OJ and you’ll be ready to start your day.

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Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Category: Junior Year/Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Prep-Time:  2 minutes
Cook-Time: 2 minutes

Why is this a survival recipe?

Fruit parfaits are in every food cart on campus. They’re simple and delicious, but way overpriced; with this recipe you can put them into mason jars and take them right with you to class.

I make my own fruit and yogurt parfaits because I can choose what fruits I want, how much granola, and what flavor yogurt without spending a dime during the day since I’ve always got these ingredients in my fridge.

If you have a Gluten Allergy, make sure all of your products and brands are gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of Yogurt
  • 1 serving of Fruit
  • 1-2 tbsp of Granola

Step one: Dollop your yogurt into a bowl or mason jar

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Step two: Spoon your fruit over the yogurt, draining the excess juices

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Step three: Top with granola and enjoy!

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