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Lions’ Plate: Sweet potato fries make for a sugary snack

If you’ve been looking for a way to make sweet potato fries a main course instead of just a measly side dish, this recipe has got you covered. Sweet potato fries are much more than an accompaniment to your favorite diner. These crispy yet fluffy fries have endless possibilities. 

Lions’ Plate: ‘Best of both worlds’ greek salad sandwich

So you like salads, you like sandwiches and you often find yourself ordering a restaurant-curated menu combination of the two when you’re picking up takeout or joining friends for some outdoor dining, right? Trust me, you’re far from the only one, and trust me when I say you could have the best of both worlds with the following recipe. 

Lions’ Plate: Two-pot stir fry has endless possibilities

Nothing is more exciting than a dish that can be made with just a handful of utensils. With less to clean and more counter space to cut up extra ingredients, a recipe requiring minimal utensils should probably be a staple on your menu at least once a week. The simplicity of a singular pot or pan is thrilling to many, so two-pot recipes often get overlooked. However, don’t count this one out just yet.

Lions’ Plate: Overnight oats, banana bread style

Nothing tops a slice of freshly made banana bread straight out of the oven, but these overnight oats come very close to it. Overnight oats are such a wonderful concept for college students because it allows you to meal prep ahead of time and play around with flavors, textures and ingredients that are probably already lying around the kitchen. 

Lions’ Plate: Personalized Banana Pepper Salsa

Chips and salsa is a great everyday snack, as unconventional as it might sound. This isn’t replacing your favorite granola bar or that quick handful of veggie straws, but instead adding another filling snack.

Lions’ Plate: Foolproof layered chicken wrap

Between classes, assignments, clubs and internships, it can be hard to find time in the middle of the day to grab lunch. It can be especially difficult to make the meal yourself because the dining hall is closed if you live off campus. Trying out a healthy and exciting dish just might make lunchtime more interesting. Even on your busiest day, this chicken wrap recipe covers all of your cravings in a quick, fresh and foolproof way.

Lions’ Plate: Summer’s End Smoothie Bowl

If you’re still hanging onto that last bit of warm weather before the leaves start to turn for fall, nothing screams “Summer!” more than a fresh smoothie bowl. This healthy, homemade recipe will not only satisfy your cravings and remind you of a time before fall classes, but it will make the most of all the delectable fruits that are still in season.

Lions’ Plate: TikTok’s Whipped Coffee

With a lot of free time on our hands recently, many have resorted to trying out new hobbies. Going on TikTok to stay updated on the latest food and drink recipes has been my favorite way to pass time, and this whipped coffee recipe has taken the app by storm.

Lions’ Plate: Colorful Pasta Primavera

During this period of self quarantine, it has become increasingly difficult to just run to the store and pick up ingredients for meals. Many believe that frozen food or a bowl of cereal are the their only options, but there are actually some really creative and delicious meals that can be made from ingredients that are already in your kitchen cabinet. It may feel like there is not much to celebrate right now, but cooking is a great way to keep you both occupied and satisfied.

Lions’ Plate: Unconventional Hummus

Typically hummus is made from chickpeas, but this recipe is made from northern beans instead. It only has four ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make, so it is a simple alternative to chickpeas. Depending on the serving sizes you choose, you can have leftover hummus to keep in the fridge as a delicious protein option for your next meal. This is a great recipe for anyone who follows a plant-based diet, too.

Lions’ Plate: Savory Pulled Pork

I am sharing another slow cooker recipe this week because they are as easy as it gets. You can quickly toss everything in your slow cooker and leave for classes, and by the time you come home at night, you’ll have dinner waiting for you.

Lions’ Plate: Buffalo Chicken Dip

While this recipe isn’t as healthy as the others I’ve shared, it is still the perfect dish to bring to a potluck with your friends or neighbors. Buffalo chicken dip is easy to make, transport and serve. It is one of my favorite things to bring when my friends and I have group dinners because everyone loves it! The recipe is ideal for busy college kids who don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

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