No, unfortunately I can’t teach you how to cook fabulous, healthy, budget-friendly, and delicious meals in one post. However, cooking is a life skill you should begin to develop during your college years for your health and budget. My “How to…Cook” series of articles will be on-going and provide tips for creating meals for all occasions that are healthy, cheap, and tested by me to be delicious! To begin, here are a few of my favourite online resources for recipe-searching:

For Diet-Friendly Recipes: Cooking Light has almost all the recipes found in this popular print magazine available online and I go here often to find delicious, light meal ideas. Most recipes also include the nutritional info for the truly calorie-conscious college girl. Suggested Recipe: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

For Classic Recipes: If you’re missing some staples of your Mom’s home cooking, Betty Crocker is guaranteed to have a recipe for you. You can even narrow your search results by ingredient, occasion, and dietary restrictions, making it easy to find the perfect recipes for your vegetarian cousin’s luncheon baby shower. Suggested Recipe: Lighter Banana Bread.

For Impressive Recipes:Of course, there will be those occasions where you feel the need to show off just a little. In those instances, Martha Stewart provides delicious ideas that taste as fancy as they look. With Martha’s signature simple solutions, however, preparing them won’t be nearly as complicated as you may let your guests believe. Suggested Recipe: Seafood Risotto.

As my on-going series on learning to cook continues, these sites will often be my go-to for recipe inspiration and cooking tips and I recommend they become yours too. Where to go on the web to find the the most fashionable noshings…something every college girl should know.

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  1. avatar Brittany says:

    My fav sites are and
    Make sure to check the comments and ratings on each recipe for tips

  2. avatar Sari says:

    I also like the Kraft Food website- they have plenty of their own recipes plus user-submitted ones. Some of the recipes are super-easy too!

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