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These 5-ingredient lunches pack some serious flavor and can be made in a dorm room YouTube screenshot

Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be flavorful. If you’re a college student looking to save money, or someone who just wants to simplify your cooking routine, these recipes are for you.

Turn your dorm room into a restaurant with these simple ingredients plus some olive oil, a George Foreman grill, and a toaster oven, and you’ve got lunch for every day of the week. As a bonus, many of the ingredients overlap, so your weekly shopping list won’t be too long.

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You’ll be shocked by how much flavor and texture you can achieve in a dish with only five ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Tuna melt quesadilla

Canned tuna
Salsa
Mayo
Flour tortilla
Cheese

Turkey panini

Lettuce
Dressing
Flatbread
Cheese
Turkey lunch meat

Avocado toast

Whole wheat bread
Garlic clove
Pickles
Avocado
Roasted red peppers

Beefy lettuce wraps

Shredded carrots
Roast beef lunch meat
Lettuce
Soy sauce
Sesame seeds

Taco salad

Flour tortilla
Lettuce
Yogurt
Salsa
Black beans

With these recipes and a small pantry of supplies, you’ll be saving money on food in no time.

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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