Pasta seems to be the universal food group on campus. The price point, combined with ease of preparation, variety of shapes and sauces make it highly versatile. Marinara, pesto, cheese and olive oil will all create a delicious meal.
Baked potatoes are another option with opportunity to tailor to your taste: cheese, butter, sour cream, salsa, beans, bacon, just to name a few.
A green salad can be topped with any number of protein choices to make a complete meal. Consider chicken, tuna, bacon, beans, cheese, or that leftover piece of steak from when dad was visiting and took you out to dinner!
Soup has always had a place in the student budget. Whether you purchase canned and ready to heat or take the opportunity to mix things up a bit with what you have on hand; there's nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a cold day.