Top 10 Food Habits You Picked up During College & Probably Miss

The college lifestyle
The college lifestyle
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10. Cereal

Perhaps because most children in America grew up eating Fruit Loops or Frosted Flakes, cereal is a popular stocked item in the cabinets of college apartments and dorm rooms. The colorful rainbows may transport subconsciously homesick students back to the mornings of their childhood. With an overwhelming selection to choose from, cereal never gets old and the ability to mix to one's liking can keep a student happy for months at a time.

One of George Foreman's famous grills
One of George Foreman's famous grills
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9. Anything that involves using a Foreman Grill

Most utilized after the microwave and freezer and having the ability to turn any college student's uncooked ingredients into a sizzling entree, this machine has made many a chef out of a lazy college student. From lemon chicken to grilled cheese sandwiches, the Foreman grill is a mandatory appliance in a college apartment.

8. Pizza

Delivery or frozen, convenient pizza is the go-to for anyone running low on time or energy. What's more convenient than opening a package and setting the timer on a microwave? Dialing a number and sitting on the couch while you wait for a hot pizza delivered to your dorm room.

Mac N' Cheese Dinner
Mac N' Cheese Dinner
photo courtesy of Kraft Inc.

7. Mac 'n' Cheese

Cheese is key to the American student's diet. From Easy Mac to Kraft in a box, Mac 'n' Cheese is an accepted staple on most college campuses. Spaghetti O's may be prevalent in a Senior's diet, but there's no denying that the Senior had to start somewhere and that somewhere was most likely the classic, no hassle, Mac 'n' Cheese. The distant American sister to Cup Ramen, this ridiculously easy-to-make-meal has become a legacy. Not just a favorite of poor college students, both Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan were both Mac 'n' cheese lovers — so much that both men had their own personal recipes.

6. Hot Pockets

Hiding in vending machines and in the corners of freezers, these microwavable turnovers can be bought at Costco in disturbing amounts. These packaged meals utilize two of the most popular appliances of the college student — the freezer and microwave. Portable, cheap and with an abundance of flavors, the microwave-friendly meal is a go-to when even Mac 'n' Cheese seems like a challenge.

Adams Morgan Jumbo Slice
Adams Morgan Jumbo Slice
photo courtesy of wikitravel.com

5. The Neighborhood Late Night Food Stand/Take Out Joint

Every college town has at least one or two late-night stands that drunk students crowd Thursday nights. Jumbo slice pizza on the East Coast, burritos stuffed with French fries on the West Coast. Bruins flock to Gushi for bulgogi bowls during the day and food stands lining Gayley Ave. after last call at Brew Co. Trojans opt for Chano's after bar hopping and LMU students make runs to the Jack in the Box and Randy's when needed.



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