It’s almost time for back to school and I wanted to create a super easy and somewhat lazy menu for college students. I wanted the ingredients to be cheap and things the students can find around their dorms and campus. I stuck with easy equipment - no ovens, just microwaves, no whisks - just forks.

I think these (four more to come) are recipes college kids should commit to memory. Making your own food is a good way to save money, especially during the first couple years when you get out of school.

These meals definitely don’t taste like leftover junk food and I think anyone would be happy coming to a brunch or dinner party with these foods served. Keep in mind that ingredients can be subsituted. Just use things you can find, keeping in mind that some greens and veggies will make this omelette look more appetizing.

Directions

1. Chop up your onions, tomatoes and spinach. Set aside.

2.Beat 2 eggs and add in salt and pepper.

3. Add your vegetables to the eggs and beat in your hummus.

4.Chop up your pizza into bite-sized pieces and add in to your egg mixture.

5. Pour egg mixture into a small cast iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil in it. Cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes.

6. Use a spoon to release sides of omelette. Flip onto a plate and slide back into pan. Cook on medium heat for another 1-2 minutes.

Serve hot

Ingredients

(Makes a 6-inch omelette)

  • 1/4 red onion, medium
  • 1/2 Roma tomato
  • 8 leaves of spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1/2 leftover pizza
  • oil for pan