This is a fantastic recipe to throw in your Sunday food-for-the-week prep. It’s literally just 1 chop, toss, and bake. I almost always bake on tin foil to make clean up super easy. For all the ideas for gluten free uses you can ALWAYS sub in gluten free products (I do!).
Here’s a few more specific ideas:
- Sandwich: toasted gluten free bread, avocado, asparagus, hummus, mixed greens
- Sandwich: toasted gluten free bread, asparagus, roasted red peppers, pesto, fresh thick sliced tomato, mozzarella
- Salad: mixed greens, crumbled goat cheese, asparagus, thinly sliced red onion, sunflower seeds, your favorite dressing
- Salad: arugula, lemon olive oil dressing, gorgonzola, asparagus, cucumbers, chickpeas
- Pasta: saute garlic, red onion, & cherry tomatoes in 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Toss with pasta, asparagus (chop) and fresh parmesan
Breakfast Pizza- eggs, cheese, hashbrowns, sausage, etc. - make it healthier with lower fat sausage (e.g. turkey), egg whites and egg yolks, veggies, etc. Could put it in the fridge and eat for a couple of days. Good with some fresh fruit.
Campfire Meals: Easy Breakfast Tacos
- meats of your choice
- veggies of your choice
- olive or veggie oil
- disposable grilling pans
- tongs and oven mitt
- knife and cutting board
- cast iron skillet
- metal spatula
- aluminum foil
- Start your campfire.
- While fire is catching, chop or slice potatoes (we used red potatoes). Chopping into bite-sized chunks is better for use in tacos, though slicing normally creates crispier potatoes, great for a side dish.
- Dump potatoes into a grilling pan and drizzle oil over them. Sprinkle spices on top.
- Cover pan with aluminum foil and carefully shake to distribute oil.
- Place covered potatoes over fire.
- Next, it’s time for eggs. Pour a little oil into the cast iron skillet and tilt around to distribute over bottom of pan.
- Either crack eggs directly into skillet or into a cup (which means you can scramble them, whisk in milk or cheese or veggies, etc. in the cup) and use the spatula to scramble. Campfires cook fast, so stay nearby.
- Dump finished eggs into another grilling pan and set aside (or in a cooler area of the campfire so they don’t get overcooked).
- For the meats, either cook in the skillet as well or lay directly on the campfire grill.
- Warm tortillas over the fire, mix everything together in said tortilla, add cheese or additional toppings.
All of these meals are directly from my time as an undergrad at Bucknell University. The station offerings will differ school to school, but I made it my top priority to only use meals here that I had ACTUALLY MADE IN THE BUCKNELL DINING HALLS. I hope these inspire you when you’re in the dining hall. The single best piece of advice I can give for staying healthy in college is to BE CREATIVE. Mix and match the sandwich station and salad bar, the egg bar and stir fry station. Be willing to try different combinations and look around for ingredients not pre-set meals.