Hooker in the Kitchen: Dead Week Comfort Food

Hooker in the Kitchen: Dead Week Comfort Food

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Cody Finney / The Arbiter

As college students, we are all busy. Managing our hectic class, work and social schedules can be stressful enough. Add in thoughts of the dreaded freshman 15, and things go haywire. 

Aside from worries of weight gain, food is our number one source of health-boosting goodness, food for the brain and the body.  

“Hooker in the Kitchen” is designed to help you make healthy choices, leading you away from the many tempting fast food options and instead offering up fast, easy and budget-friendly weekly recipes. 

It’s here. It’s finally here. If the looming distress of finals week has you in a dead week panic with no time for sleep, much less food preparation, don’t worry. These five-ingredients-or-less in fifteen-minutes-or-less bites will provide plenty of energy and make way for potential leftovers (make extra and reheat later!). Pair with a side of carrot sticks, celery or broccoli to get your vegetable fix in. A George Forman grill or panini maker will make these much easier but they can be made a regular skillet. Many of the ingredients cross over into both recipes, which means less grocery shopping and more studying!

Chicken Bacon Tomato Ranch Panini 
1 tomato, sliced
1 chicken breast
2 strips MorningStar Farms Veggie Bacon
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 packet Hidden Valley ranch powder mix
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
2 slices whole wheat bread

1.  In a skillet, cook the chicken breast thoroughly. Microwave the veggie bacon according to package instructions.
2. In a separate container, combine the Greek yogurt and ranch mix. Spread a layer on both pieces of bread.
3. Layer the chicken, tomato, cheese and bacon on the bread.
4. In a George Forman, gently place the sandwich in the grill and grill for roughly 5-7 minutes, until marks are visible on the bread. If using a skillet, take care when flipping the sandwich, as it tends to be messy!

Chicken Quesadillas
2 multigrain tortillas
1 cup cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 strips MorningStar Farms Veggie Bacon, sliced
1 cup cooked chicken, sliced
1/2 tomato, diced
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip for dipping

1. Slap one tortilla into a skillet on medium heat.
2. Evenly layer chicken, tomatoes, cheese and bacon. Drizzle barbecue sauce on the top, and top with the other tortilla. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted.

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