instant noodles and cooked chicken breast/thigh. Cook the noodles 2/3 in microwave first then stir and add chicken and if you want any vegetables such as sprouts, cook last 1/3 remaining.
Omelette with bread or noodles? Or if you fuck up the omelette make it scrambled eggs. Its filling and tastes nice.
Basically, pasta. Easy to make, cheap and you can make a lot of it so you can eat multiple days if you want.
Spaghetti: A pack of premade spaghetti, 300 or 500 grams of minced meat (I prefer beef, but you can take pork or half and half as well.) some diced onions and a pasta sauce that seems tasty.
You only need two pans, one to cook the water and the spaghetti in, and another one for the minced meat/onions and sauce.
You also need a colander to drain the pasta.
Make the water boil, brown the minced meat with salt and pepper and the onions, once the meat is brown add sauce and keep heating it. Put in the pasta and boil it for as long as the packet says. After the pasta is to your liking, drain the pasta and add the two pans together and mix.
Or one of my favourites a chickpea stew, also very easy. You once again only need two pans.
Ingredients: A can of chickpeas, a small can of pineapple pieces in sirup, 500 grams of any kind of minced meat, about 200 grams of small smoked bacon bits, ketchup and french mustard.
You brown the meat with salt, pepper and onions in one pan (the biggest one), and brown the bacon bits in the other.
While that is browning up, you make the sauce. Get a small container, add in two tablespoons of mustard and two tablespoons of ketchup, then add in an ammount of liquid from the canned chickpeas (not all of it, it'll make the sauce taste watery, use your own judgment), then stir it up until mixed and you have your sauce. Drain the excess liquid from the can of chickpeas.
Once the minced meat and bacon are brown, add them together into one pan along with the chickpeas and sauce. Heat it for a bit, and then add in the pineapple pieces on sirup and heat it for a while once again and you're done!
Both of these are dishes you can eat two days in a row easy. They're also easy to make, not that expensive and pretty healthy.
Salad :P jk
Do you have any meat preferences (and veggie preferences)?
Most the previous comments here make it clear but when it comes to cheap+filling+tasty carbs (particularly purchased in bulk) are your friend.
Rice, noodles/pasta, or potatoes well seasoned/sauced along with as much or as little veg and/or meat as ya can afford. (also bread, quick breads, flat breads, etc. if you make em from scratch)
I'm piss poor but still gonna make some kick ass potato based curry and have it with rice later.... Might even make some roti to scoop it with lol.
I'm a college student too.. so i really understand u -,-
Well, u can buy rice. For just one cup of uncooked ones, u can already eat 3 times just by urself. If u can't finish just put in fridge and keep it for tmrrow or day after.
** Get short grain rice (aka. Sushi/japanese/korean rice).
Sheets of seaweeds.
Any type of raw meat, fish vegetable u like.
Optinal: seasonings (pepper or salt etc)
--> MIX or WRAP (like sushi or kimbap) = cheap, healthy, homemade, yummy!
Then, there's pasta. Here, u can be creative. Fry them, eat with sauce or soup, anything u want. Simplest is Aglio Olio.
For me, 1 packet can last from a week to a month. If you're lazy, just buy a ready made sauce to eat with.
Meat and fish, if there's no sales can get quite expensive where i am. So i substitute them with chinese tofu or processed food like sausages or crab sticks. Or i go for vegetarian side dishes.
Btw, use microwave instead of stoves. Cheaper, no gas bill and low electric usage. If u feel like eating soups or the likes but too lazy to use microwave, use rice cooker :)
As for recipes, Mr. GOOGLE and Ms. YouTube can lead u there!