Bountiful array of vegetables courtesy of minimalistmuscle.com

OK, real talk.

Besides all that nonsense about cooking being fun and inspiring and whatnot, it's important to note that college students have terrible diets. Balancing 15 credit hours with a 20-hour-a-week job, maybe an internship, definitely relationhips, and, of course, beer, pushes college students' concern for their way back.

A journal article notes that, aside from causing low energy and weight gain, poor diet compounded with the stresses can lead to eating disorders, addictions and mood disorders.

So you know it's important to eat well, now you just have to figure out how to do it cheaply and easily.

John Belushi in 'Animal House'