Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook, Dana Angelo White

Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook, Dana Angelo White

Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook by Dana Angelo White is a book of recipes for those with limited experience in the kitchen. There is a great reference guide at the beginning that is quite useful, but much of the book involves basic recipes and techniques. The layout and design is easy to follow, but might not be useful to those with cooking experience.

Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook, Dana Angelo WhiteTitle: Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook: 100 Simple, Budget-Friendly Recipes to Satisfy Your Campus Cravings
Author: Dana Angelo White
Also by this author: Healthy One Pan Dinners: 100 Easy Recipes for Your Sheet Pan, Skillet, Multicooker and More
Publisher: DK
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: July !3, 2021
Rating: three-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A cookbook for college students who want to eat well without breaking the bank, with 100 simple, nutritious, and delicious recipes.

You don't need to survive on fast food for four years!

Every busy college student knows how difficult it can be to eat healthily and also do it on a tight budget, but eating healthy doesn't need to be hard! Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook has everything you need to make simple, delicious, nutritious recipes that you'll love, and you won't have to break your budget to do it. You'll learn how to make breakfasts that will fuel your day, lunches that are simple but satisfying, and main dishes that will impress anyone - including your parents. You'll also learn how to make healthier snacks that aren't loaded with salt and sugar, sweet treats that are better than anything from a bag, and late-night treats that you actually won't regret eating the next day.

Here's what you'll find inside:
• 100 simple and healthy recipes that any student can make, with basic ingredients and simple instructions that even the most inexperienced cook can follow
• Helpful guidance for stocking a campus kitchen with the right tools and the essential basic ingredients
• Simple but helpful tips for successful cooking, getting the most out of ingredients, stretching a food budget, and storing food safely
• Meal prep basics that will help students take full advantage of the time they have and also help them stretch their ingredients

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook, Dana Angelo White

What really stands out for me in this book is the exhaustive list of pantry items and kitchen implements to kick-start a new chef. Many of the items are found easily enough and will prove useful for any student who has a desire to cook for themselves. There are ideas for students who live on or off campus, which is a really useful distinction.

❀ Basic Recipes

However, in my opinion, many of the recipes in the book are very basic. Anyone who has a small amount of experience cooking for themselves won’t find many new ideas for healthy eating in this cookbook. It would actually be a perfect book for older children with it’s simple recipes and structure. For example, there is a recipe for nachos in the book that consists of tossing a few ingredients in the pan and heating. Not exactly something that needs to be spelled out, if you ask me.

❀ Healthy Meal Ideas

That being said, the recipes are definitely quick and healthy. There are a few ideas for saving time, but I am not sure that many college students will take the time to make their own peanut butter cups and fruit leather. There are definitely a lot of recipes to choose from and will give inspiration for anyone struggling for meal ideas.

Healthy Quick Easy College Cookbook

Cran-Pistachio Granola

The contents of Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook:

  • Getting Started
  • Breakfasts That Don’t Come From a Bag
  • Simple Soups and Salada
  • Sandwiches, Wraps, and Paninis
  • Main Dishes Even Mom Would Love
  • Satisfying Snacks
  • Sweet Treats You’ll Have to Hide From Your Roommates
  • Late Night Cravings Menu

❀ A Great Starter Book

Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook is a great starter book of recipes for anyone with limited kitchen experience. The recipes are simple and the instructions are clear. It has an especially useful guide to stocking a college kitchen, which makes this a good resource for students.

About Dana Angelo White

Dana Angelo White

Dana White, MS RD ATC, is a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant. Dana is the nutrition expert for, the founding contributor for the website's Healthy Eats blog, and the author of First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers.


About Lori

Avid reader. Contributor to The Candid Cover. Educator.

26 thoughts on “Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook, Dana Angelo White

  1. Sarah L says:

    Looks like an excellent starter cookbook. For college students or anyone going out on their own for the first time.

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