Scrumptious snickerdoodle crescent rolls to snack on

As another year at Geneseo dies down, many of us are finding our way back home, either eagerly expecting the year ahead or wondering what a future after Geneseo holds. But why expect and wonder on an empty stomach? Here’s an easy recipe that can be made in bulk and brought in the car with you on your journey home.

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Crescent Rolls

Ingredients:

1 tube of crescent rolls

4 teaspoons of peanut butter

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Directions: 

1)    Preheat oven to 350°F. 

2)    Stir sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Put it to the side.

3)    Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into triangles. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter on the thick end of each triangle. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon sugar. Roll into crescents.

4)    Bake for eight minutes or until golden brown. While hot, dip the tops in the 

cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat dipping process once they’ve cooled.

5)    Enjoy!

Hearty minestrone soup to slurp while studying

As we get closer to the end of the semester, college students tend to dread an onslaught of work. With the ingredients and appliances available on campus, however, you can make yourself this nutrient-dense minestrone soup—in just 10 minutes. 

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper (seeds removed), cut into 1/2-inch pieces

8 ounces green beans (stems trimmed), cut into 2-inch pieces

3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1/3 cup couscous

1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 can (15.5 ounces) beans, drained and rinsed

Salt

Flat-leaf parsley leaves

Shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. In a three-quart microwave-safe dish, place oil, carrots, bell pepper, green beans and garlic; stir, cover and microwave on high for five minutes.

2. Add couscous, broth, tomato paste, navy beans, one cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

3. Microwave on high until vegetables and couscous are tender—approximately five more minutes.

4. Remove from microwave and—when cooled—stir in parsley and sprinkle with cheese.

Vegan veggie pizza bites for healthy snacking

Are you tired of eating the same boring vending machine snacks everyday? To break the mid-semester monotony by try making mini hummus and veggie mini pizza bites. Using ingredients available on campus, this recipe—which makes two servings—will leave you feeling both healthy and full. 

Ingredients:

1 medium zucchini

1/4 cup hummus 

5-7 mushrooms, chopped

1 small red pepper, chopped

1 tablespoon basil, chopped

Directions:

1.    Slice zucchini into four 1/4-inch-thick pieces. 

2.    Spread a teaspoon of hummus on the top of each zucchini piece.

3.    Sprinkle the mushrooms, red pepper and basil on top of the hummus. 

Tip: swap in or add any toppings of your choice

Energizing eggs to fuel your busy day

Getting through the day can be tough after eating a petite breakfast like cereal. While eggs are a great way to start the day, a complex recipe can take a long time; every second counts in the morning for college students. This recipe is quick and delicious, while still providing a hearty, filling breakfast.

Avocado & Tomato Omelette

Ingredients:

4 egg whites

2 medium-sized tomatoes

1/2 of an avocado

Directions:

1.    Dice the tomatoes and avocado in half; any size works.

2.    Heat a pan to medium and add the egg whites.

3.    When the egg whites cook through, flip them and start to 

break them up.

4.    Add the tomatoes to the pan while reducing the heat to 

medium-low.

5.    Wait one minute and then add the avocado.

6.    Let it cook for 30-40 seconds.

7.    Take off heat and serve immediately.

Pro tip: Sriracha is incredible on this dish.

Apple nachos for healthy midterm snacking

Are you looking for a healthy dessert with a sweet twist? If you think you’ve run out of different ideas on how to snack on America’s favorite fruit, look no further: apple nachos are perfect to bring to a gathering or to just snack on while bingeing your favorite Netflix show.

Apple Nachos

Ingredients:

30 large marshmallows

5 tablespoons butter

35 caramel candies

1 tablespoon water

5 apples 

Toppings (chocolate chips, sprinkles, candy, peanuts, etc.)

Directions:

1.    Slice the apples and arrange them on a large plate.

2.    Melt the marshmallows and the butter in a pan on a low heat setting.

3.    Combine the caramels and water in a bowl and microwave until melted

Check every 45 seconds or so to see if it’s completely melted.

4.    Drizzle the marshmallow and caramel sauces on top of the apples.

5.    Add any amounts of the toppings of your choice.

6.    Serve immediately!

Enjoy!