Let’s be honest, cooking in college is no walk in the park. The good news is that preparing meals for yourself doesn’t have to be an intimidating task.

If you’re lucky enough to have a full kitchen with appliances, like at The Village at Bluegrass apartments in Mt. Pleasant, MI, there are endless ways for students to cook meals that take little to no skill whatsoever.

Here are three tips we have to help get you on your way to becoming a better and smarter college cook:

Microwave Magic | Did you know you can cook eggs, mac n cheese, and even brownies in the microwave? Meals on the go just got a whole lot easier!

Here are 9 surprising things you can cook in the microwave.

Freeze, Freeze, Freeze! | Frozen meals are your friend. And I’m not talking about DiGiorno pizzas or Lean Cuisines.

Spending a little bit of time to prepare and freeze meals can save you tons of time (and money) in the long run. We recommend investing in a crock pot. This way, you can dump one of your freezer meals in it before leaving to go to campus, and you’ll have a delicious meal waiting for you when you get home from class!

Warning: Crock pots WILL change your life.

Fruits & Veggies | Just because you’re in college doesn’t mean you have to eat unhealthy. If you’re finding that the fruits and vegetables you’re buying from the grocery store are spoiling way faster than you’d like, it may be possible that you are not storing them properly.

Check out this helpful infographic on where to store your produce, as well as how long you should expect them to last.

Think you have a great tip for college cooks? Let us know in the comments!