Five microwave friendly feasts

Lane Koch, Staff Writer

Want to make your own food? It can be hard to make good food when you don't have appropriate appliances or ingredients. The Vision is here to help provide you with some choices that are microwave friendly. Here's five microwave friendly feasts to get you through dinner time.

 Tyler Williams contemplates popcorn chicken

Tyler Williams contemplates popcorn chicken

1. Popcorn chicken.

Microwave popcorn chicken is a meal you can buy in a big family sized bag and stretch it out extensively. It also helps gives you something to do with the left over barbecue and Honey Mustard from midnight runs to cookout with your roommates.

 Russell Webb enjoys Lean Cuisine 

Russell Webb enjoys Lean Cuisine 

2. Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine is a simple microwaveable meal that is light on the calories and on the wallet. It is quick and simple with everything from spaghetti to lo mein. 

 Tyler Williams holds pizza pockets in high esteem

Tyler Williams holds pizza pockets in high esteem

2. Tostitos Pizza Rolls

Tostitos Pizza Rolls are amazing. It may not necessarily be a meal, but a great snack for when you have classes through lunch. Tyler Williams says, "It is something nice to have when you don't wanna eat in the caf 24/7".

 Tyler Williams finds out how to make Mac and Cheese #collegelife

Tyler Williams finds out how to make Mac and Cheese #collegelife

3. Mac n' Cheese

Another fan favorite is macaroni and cheese. Macaroni and cheese is a great meal or snack and if you are tired of the microwaveable bowls you can make some fresh. First, get a bowl or cup and dump the pasta inside. Second, add water and microwave the noodles. Third, drain water and add shredded cheese. Lastly, melt cheese in microwave and let cool.

 Michael goes crazy over Ramen

Michael goes crazy over Ramen

5. Ramen

Finally, the last microwave friendly meal, the staple for a college student -- Ramen. We have all heard the jokes and, yes, it is a cliché but ramen is such for a reason. It is simple, cheap, quick and easy; which is great for the student whose favorite words are "class is cancelled" and "free."

Try these meals in your dorm. Maybe you find something you like. If not, keep looking. It is all about creative trial and error; you have to find what works for you. There are healthy alternatives out there for every meal. Pinterest has pin after pin of healthy choices for college students. 

Cereal is always an option. Cereal is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If all else fails there is always the cafeteria or the stud! Good luck on your journey to the freshman 15.