You may not be a great cook, but we’re pretty certain that you enjoy savoring a great meal. Whether you’re home alone and hungry, or are stuck in your tiny room on campus battling those midnight hunger pangs, these five quick and easy recipes will satiate your cravings and delight your senses. No, you do not need the skill levels Martha Stewart to ace these easy recipes; just a few simple ingredients will do.

Creamy Pasta

If you’re a fan of all things creamy and cheesy, this pasta recipe is just what you need to make your mealtime perfect. Give your body a carb kick and your taste buds a delicious treat.

Ingredients
½ cup grated cheese
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
100 grams penne pasta
½ sliced zucchini
1 garlic clove
½ finely chopped onion
½ finely chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Oregano seasoning

Directions
Heat olive oil in a pan and add the zucchini, bell pepper, and onion to it. Sauté until slightly brown.
Now, take a saucepan and melt butter in it.
Next, add flour to the pan and stir until it forms a thick paste.
Turn off the flame and keep adding milk to the paste, part by part while stirring to make a smooth sauce-like concoction.
After adding milk, boil the sauce and keep stirring for two minutes.
Turn off the heat, add cheese to the sauce, and stir until it melts.
Add salt, pepper, and oregano seasoning to taste.
Alongside, cook the pasta as per the directions on the package and drain.
Put the pasta back on the flame, add the sauce and vegetables to it and mix well before serving.

Veggie Salad Wrap

Here’s a yummy, filling, and wholesome recipe for lunch or dinner that you can enjoy even while you’re on the go. Now you don’t have to compromise on nutrition because of your busy schedule. Bring on the calcium punch!

Ingredients
2 eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ½ teaspoons vinegar
½ tablespoon mustard sauce
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup chopped lettuce
½ cup chopped cucumber
½ cup sliced tomatoes
2 slices cheese
2 whole wheat tortillas
Mayonnaise (optional)

Directions
Boil two eggs. Peel and slice them.
Mix the vinegar, olive oil, and mustard sauce and add spinach, lettuce, and cucumber to it.
Place the tomato, egg, and cheese slices on the tortilla wraps and top it with the spinach mixture. You could also add a base of mayonnaise if you like.
Roll the tortilla wrap and cover it with foil to consume it later.

Mini Pizzas

The next time, instead of spending your pocket money on ordering pizzas, head to the kitchen and make one yourself. This recipe can help you curb your cravings for your favorite fast food in no longer than 15 minutes. You’re welcome!

Ingredients
1 whole-wheat bagel, cut in half
2 tablespoons salsa sauce
½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup black olives
¼ cup mushrooms
Oregano and basil leaves for seasoning

Directions
Spread the salsa sauce on each half of the bagel.
Sprinkle the grated cheese on both the halves of the bagel.
Add all the veggies as toppings on both the halves of the bagel.
Sprinkle the seasoning on top.
Microwave both the halves of the bagel for 3-4 minutes and enjoy your mini pizzas.

Avocado And Hummus Pita Pockets

Here’s a recipe that will impress your mom! Nothing’s healthier than fusing avocados and hummus in a single recipe.

Ingredients
1 whole-wheat pita bread pocket
2 tablespoons hummus
½ mashed avocado
1 cheese slice
½ cup sprouts

Directions
Slice the pita bread open from the top to make a pocket.
Spread the hummus and mashed avocado inside in generous amounts.
Add a slice of cheese inside the pocket and sprinkle sprouts on it. Serve cold.

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

We all love cheesecake, and we all love Nutella. Here’s a combo of your two favorites and guess what? It requires no baking!

Ingredients
1 pack glucose biscuits
1/3 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup toasted almonds and hazelnuts
400 grams Nutella
500 grams cream cheese
1/2 cup icing sugar
Directions
Cover the insides of a springform pan with baking paper and keep it aside.
Crush the biscuits in a food processor. Then, add butter, 1/3 cup of almonds and hazelnuts, and 1 tablespoon Nutella to the crushed biscuit mix and process again.
Transfer the base of the crumbs into the pan and flatten to ensure that it’s evened out. Refrigerate the base.
Process the cream cheese, rest of the Nutella, and icing sugar together and pour it over the base once it’s chilled.

 

Sprinkle the rest of the nuts on the icing and chill for a couple of hours. Serve cold.
So what are you waiting for? Rush to the kitchen to channel your inner chef and let us know which of these delectable recipes you loved most. Happy cooking!

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Being a regular practitioner and adviser of everything related to health, fitness and yoga, I also have begun to write and contribute to this knowledge ecosystem. I strongly believe that the organic food you find in your pantry provide the best benefits for good health.

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