Meal Number 7: Chinese Chicken Salad

Meal Number 7:

Chinese Chicken Salad


Lettuce Pieces


Napa Cabbage

Red Cabbage


Sliced Grilled Chicken

Asian chicken salad dressing


  • Sliced almonds
  • deep fried dried noodles
  • Oranges


How to make:

  1. Get a big bowl
  2. Toss in the lettuce pieces
  3. Slice the cucumbers put in bowl
  4. Cut up napa cabbage and red cabbage into little pieces and toss them in bowl as well
  5. Slice up carrots into thin little pieces toss them in the bowl
  6. Grill Chicken as if you were making any of our other dishes
  7. Cut up the chicken into thick but small pieces, toss in bowl
  8. Put in almond pieces, oranges and dried noodles if you choose to
  9. Put an appropriate amount of dressing in bowl and mix/toss together


For our 7th and final meal we decided to make our personal favorite light, healthy meal that we all love, the Chinese chicken salad. Everything up to this meal has been packed with carbohydrates and so we wanted to move away from it for those healthy meal finders, but don’t worry meat lovers, we still have the protein you need after a long day from the grilled chicken to recover and fill your stomach. More of a simple mainstream meal compared to most of our other things but this is a quick easy meal that you could even take to go. Thank you for sticking with us on our wild ride of finding 7 cheap meals that you can cook at home! This will be our 7th and final meal.


Student Review:

“I’ve loved Chinese chicken salads my whole life, definitely my go to salad at restaurants and what not, but man these boys did a good job of fixing this thing up! Easily comparable to ones at nice restaurants, compliments to the chefs!”

-Erica Nakano (UC Davis, Freshman, 19)



Meal Number 6: Grilled Chicken Burger

Meal Number 6:

Grilled Chicken Burger


Grilled chicken

Sriracha, mayonnaise, and ketchup mix

Onion (Grilled or Fresh your choice)



Choice bun

Pickled Relish (Optional)


How to cook:

Chicken Burger:

  1. Spread a layer of olive oil on a pan that is preheated to HI, or if you want to enjoy a nice outdoors barbecue, set up your grill to about 350 degrees.
  2. Place chicken onto pan or grill and carefully watch it for next 3-4 minutes. Try not to flip over too many times because it will lose its fat and flavor.
  3. Once the outside it brown and cooked to your liking take off grill or pan. Since it is chicken it is good to make sure it is cooked a good amount.
  4. If Grilled onions are preferred make sure to place those on pan or grill afterwards and cook them to your liking.
  5. If you prefer your buns toasted toss them onto the grill or pan after cooking the chicken with the grease to seep the flavor into the bun

Special Sriracha Ketchup Mayo sauce:

  1. One cup of mayo
  2. One spoon full of sriracha
  3. One cup of ketchup
  4. Pickled relish (Optional but recommended)
  5. Put all into a pan and mix
  6. For extra creaminess put in one spoonful of creamer

Putting it all together:

  1. Get your buns
  2. Rub the special sauce on both top and bottom bun
  3. Layer of lettuce
  4. Layer of onions
  5. Place cooked chicken on top
  6. Layer of pickles
  7. Top it off with another layer of lettuce
  8. Then finally place top bun on top



For our second to last meal we incorporated our favorite american meal into a protein packed juicy delight of a chicken burger. Now everybody’s taste buds prefer different things so there are many alternatives to many of the ingredients on this meal plan. What our group highly recommends though is our signature sauce, the spiciness of the sriracha, the tang of the mayo, and the kick of classic ketchup create an incredible fusion in your mouth that you will not forget.  Pickled relish in the mix is also recommended for a little touch of thousand island sauce. We see another meal that will be one of your guilty pleasures. We all have those days where we crave a burger but we are watching our weight, especially in college. Here is the best alternative we can come up with. Protein packed chicken with high nutrient veggies with our pleasureful sauce. Taking a break from all that studying to possibly enjoy an outside barbecue with your friends as well. Barbecues are great social events and what better than grilling with some bros? This is one of our highly recommended meals to cook outside. Enjoy!


Student Review:

Erin Mccoy (University of Oregon):

“I wasn’t aware that any of these boys could cook but when they asked if I wanted to try a free chicken burger I couldn’t help myself, but wow I don’t know why I didn’t have these boys cook for me more often during high school. Shun was right, the sauce is super killer and I definitely want to try making this at a barbecue with my friends back at Oregon”

Meal number 5: Spaghetti Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas

Meal number 5:

Spaghetti Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas

Butter Free Alfredo Pasta with Peas!


Fettuccine Spaghetti


2 Table spoons of butter

1 Cup of whipping cream

1/2 Table spoon of salt

1/2 Table spoon of pepper

Pinch of garlic powder



How to Cook:

  1. Place fettuccine in a pot of boiling water
  2. Stir peas in a separate pot
  3. Place diced chicken on skillet & cook on medium heat
  4. Place butter in bowl with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cream & place in microwave
  5. Place cooked chicken with stirred peas
  6. Remove microwaved sauce, stir until frothy
  7. Drain water from fettuccine  & place back in pot
  8. Mix ingredients together and enjoy


For our 5th meal we have created a Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with peas dish. This is a home style recipe that is savory and delicious. This meal contains approximately 400 calories and provides large amounts of protein and carbohydrates to fuel your learning brain.

Student Review:

Eric Hutchinson, age 19, Sophomore, Sonoma State-

“I was a little hesitant when Nathan asked me to try food he made with his friends but I have to say it was really good and supposedly under seven dollars.”

Meal number 4: Fried Rice

Meal number 4:

Fried Rice


2 bowls already steam cooked rice

1 carrot

1 bowl of peas

shredded chicken

1 egg

soy sauce

Olive oil

1 Onion


How to cook:

  1. Cut of carrots and onions into small pieces
  2. scramble eggs in a bowl before cooking
  3. Heat up stove to precook all ingredients before adding them together
  4. first cook the eggs, scrambled into small bits
  5. set eggs aside after done cooking
  6. throw on carrots, peas and onions onto pan and cook them for a short amount of time not all the way
  7. once cooked for about a minute set them aside
  8. get two bowls of already steam cooked rice
  9. Spread a thin layer of olive oil on to pan
  10. heat up the oven to medium heat
  11. throw on all of the ingredients onto the pan and cook for about 5-6 minutes
  12. at around the three minute mark spread a cup of soy sauce onto the fried rice
  13. cook for another 2-3 minutes until the rice is a golden brown
  14. enjoy!



For our fourth dish we created a fried rice that comes from one of our group members parents traditional recipes. We accumulate all of the necessary vegetables, proteins and carbs into one delicious meal. A cheap, affordable, filling meal. We have passed that half way mark on our project and are excited to bring you the rest. We unfortunately cannot account for the costs until the very end but we intend on bringing you one big recipe sheets for all the recipes needed for all the meals. We are trying our best to stay up to date and on top of our project but as high school seniors we have other obligations as well so sorry for the inconvenience. But we assure you the quality of our food and the cheapness will not lose to many fast food chains. Thanks for all the support and love, stay tuned for more.

Meal Number 3: Chicken Spring Rolls

Meal Number 3:

Chicken Spring Rolls

Rice noodles

Rice wraps

Shredded carrots





How to Cook:

  1. Cut or shred chicken into small pieces and place onto stove
  2. Place rice noodles a bowl or pot and microwave or cook with water until done
  3. While you wait, prepare carrots, lettuce, and cilantro by shredding into long but thin strips
  4. Once chicken and noodles are cooked place rice wraps into a bowl of water to soak up and settle
  5. Now you are ready to roll: place rice rap down on plate a set a even ratio of chicken to veggies, roll, add sriracha for flavor and enjoy!

Description: This meal was inspired by one of our members’s mother. It is a refreshing and healthy meal for under 100 calories. The ingredients are cheap and a little bit of sriracha packs a zesty and delicious kick.

Meal Number 2: Garlic Buttery rice with chicken bits and peas


Meal Number 2:

Garlic Buttery Rice with chicken bits and peas



1-2 Garlic


Two Cups of rice

Chicken Breast

Bag of Peas


How to Cook:

  1. Cut up garlic and chicken into little pieces, the size is up to your preference
  2. Once cut up, put them all together into a bowl with peas and mix with hand
  3. Apply a thin layer of oil into a pan and heat it up to HI
  4. Once heated up transfer everything from bowl on to pan
  5. Carefully watch the pan making sure garlic is caramelized and chicken is cooked thoroughly
  6. Once fully cooked start preparing rice
  7. Apply two cups of rice into a steam cooker 
  8. Apply two cups of water into rice steam cooker
  9. Transfer cooked garlic, chicken and peas into the steamer
  10. Steam cook everything for a solid 20-30 minutes
  11. Once cooked, thoroughly mix
  12. Transfer onto plate and enjoy(-:



Here is our meal of the day. For our second meal we would like to introduce our Garlic Buttery Chicken and Pea rice mix. Here we can see a meal with a mixture of things that most people want to avoid but can’t resist with your fair share of greens. We know a healthy diet is also key when living the college life and we are here to help you through it. Similar to our last meal we bring you carbs through our rice, protein through our chicken, and nutrients through our garlic and peas. Our personal favorite because the garlic buttery rice is a real simple and very delicious meal. If you are not a big garlic fan, feel free to try this same exact meal, just without the garlic. On another note, we are still accumulating the overall prices we will bring that to you later on but we have an important update. We will deliver you guys personal interviews with college students and their struggles to find reasonable priced meals in college and how some of our cooking ideas have helped them out. Make sure to stay tuned to find that on our blog! Thank you guys again for your time and interest in our book. Happy Friday

Student Review:

Sergei Chestakob, Age 19, Freshman, UC Davis-

“I enjoyed this meal because it reminded me of this fried rice dish I love from a Chinese restaurant I always go to with my friends”

“It was cheap, easy to make, just the way we like it around here”


Meal Number 1: Grilled Chicken with rice and Cheesy Broccoli

Meal Number 1:

Chicken and Rice with some cheesy Broccoli


1 Chicken Breast

1 Bowl of rice

5-10 Broccolis

5 finger grab of Cheese (Your Preference)



How to cook (Steps):


  1. Put one cup of rice into the steam cooker
  2. Put one cup of water into the steam cooker
  3. Steam cook the rice (20-30 minutes)
  4. Allow rice to cook while preparing other dishes


  1. 2760564170_7f153f93c7Get chicken Breast, season to your preference beforehand to enhance flavor
  2. Heat up pan to HI and put a thin layer of butter
  3. Cook chicken on frying pan 3 minutes on each side
  4. Make sure the outside is cooked to a crisp

Cheesy Broccoli:

  1. Fill pan with water
  2. Put pan on stove heat up to HI wait until water starts boil
  3. Put broccoli in pan cook for 1-2 minutes5941767410_f2a97afa2b_b
  4. Take Broccoli out of pan, put on a plate
  5. Sprinkle your preference of cheese onto the broccoli
  6. Microwave broccoli with cheese for about 30 seconds
  7. Put all on a plate and enjoy(:


Here is the first meal of our 7 meal plan we are excited to bring forth to you here and in the future. We plan on bringing you a new meal every two weeks or so, so make sure to stay up to date with us! Our first meal is a simple grilled chicken meal with rice and the specialty cheesy broccoli. Bringing you the protein full chicken with carbs in our rice, but can’t forget the veggies so we would like to introduce our cheesy broccoli. Nutritious, healthy, and filling. We will update you guys on the pricing later once we accumulate the total of our expenditures. These are our first steps to the big project we want to bring to you guys in the end, the ultimate cookbook of cheap, nutritious, fun, cook at home foods. Make sure to subscribe so you do not miss out on this fun! We may include random pictures and video of us cooking or eating our foods so be on the look out. Thank you for your time and we look forward to bringing you more things.

Student Review:

Aiden Drugge, Age 19, Freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo-

“Came back from the store and made my first home cooked meal and it was cheaper than a dinner at the cafeteria, might I add this was one of the best dinners I’ve had in a while.”

“I was so surprised by how simple this meal is to cook yet tastes so good and delicious”