One of our SCE Student Ambassadors put together a list of some of their favorite foods that you can make right in your dorm room!
1) Mug Cakes:
We’ll start with something sweet since I love dessert! Did you know you can bake yourself a delicious cake in your microwave and have it ready in minutes? No oven required? This chocolate peanut butter cake is definitely one of my favorite things to make! Recipe
Pile some tortilla chips on a plate, top with shredded cheese, add any other favorite toppings (like pico de gallo or refried beans), microwave for a minute, and BAM! You have nachos. You’re welcome. Recipe
3) Avocado Toast:
This is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. Toast your bread, put a few slices of avocado on top, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
4) Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Slices:
Chocolate and Peanut Butter make everything taste good. Spread some peanut butter on apple slices and top with some chocolate chips or chocolate drizzle and you’ve got a yummy snack.
5) Scrambled Eggs:
For less than $1 you can make yummy scrambled eggs with a mug and a microwave! Magic! Recipe
6) Breakfast Cookie:
Because there is nothing better than sweets for breakfast. Recipe
7) Mug Mac & Cheese:
You can do so much better than the powdered cheese from Kraft. Recipe
8) Baked Potato:
This couldn’t be easier. Microwave your potato, add your favorite fillings, and you’re done. (And it will probably taste better than the food you could be getting at the dining hall.)
If you haven’t mastered the art of making Ramen in the microwave instead of on the stove-top, you better learn. Recipe
10) Mexican Quinoa:
This one requires a little more effort and a stove, but the UMKC dorms have kitchens and supplies that you can borrow. This is easily one of my favorite recipes of all time! Recipe