Whether you’re moving your college student into their first apartment or sending them back for their final year, a freezer full of Dream Dinners might be the best back-to-school gift you could give them.
Studies done by Oregon State University show that most college students aren’t eating even a single serving of fruits and vegetables a day and are consuming more than 30% of their calories from fat. Dream Dinners could be the perfect solution for busy students who don’t have the time or skills to cook a healthy dinner every night.
To give them extra time to hit the books or participate in campus activities, these dinners can be cooked in just 15 minutes and easily replace your student’s pizza or ramen noodles even on the busiest night of the week. Plus a 3-serving side should even provide leftovers for lunch the next day (unless they have a hungry roommate that raids the fridge)!
Pesto Cheese Ravioli with Chicken and Walnuts is a customer favorite and leftovers can be eaten as a cold pasta salad in between classes.
Market Salmon with Corn Medley also makes an easy lunch out of leftovers. Just shred the salmon, mix with the corn and enough mayo to hold it together, and stuff into a pita pocket.
Carne Asada Steak Tacos are one of our “Heart Healthy” options this month. Leftovers can be made into wraps the next day with shredded lettuce, avocado slices, sour cream and salsa for an easy-to-pack lunch.
Steak with Garlic and Herb Butter is a deceptively light dinner with only 270 calories. Leftover steak turns into a delicious sandwich on a French bread roll with a thick slice of tomato or a hearty salad with romaine lettuce, sliced grape tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese and Italian or Cesar dressing.
Even more convenient for a busy college student are our Chicken Parmesan with Garlic Bread, Firehouse Three Cheese Pasta with Meatballs, or Chicken Enchiladas. All three of these dinners can be pulled from the freezer and put straight into the oven, leaving your student time to study while dinner cooks.
To place your Dream Dinners order, visit dreamdinners.com and find a location near you.