The 3 Best Meats To Cook With From Someone Who Hates Cooking Meat
Start writing a post
Student Life

The 3 Best Meats To Cook With From Someone Who Hates Cooking Meat

A guide to the cleanest and least cringe-worthy meats to cook

The 3 Best Meats To Cook With From Someone Who Hates Cooking Meat

If there is one thing that I have learned during my time in college, it is that I HATE cooking meat.

That being said, here are the top three meats that I cook on the regular, all without the nausea that comes with cooking meat.

1. Ground Turkey 

Ground turkey is probably the easiest meat to cook, just throw it in a pan and chuck some taco seasoning on it. I usually purchase the all white 97% fat free kind, just because *shocker* I also hate draining the fat from the pan after cooking high-fat meats.

Ground turkey is also super cheap, coming in at around $2.99/lb. Perfect for a low-budget college student!

2. Thinly-Sliced Chicken Breast

Chicken breast is so versatile, you can put it in almost anything. It is also really easy to season up or down depending on the flavor you are going for. I purchase the thinly-sliced chicken breast from my grocery store's meat counter, and it usually fares well when I freeze some of it during the week. Also, since it is thinly-sliced, it cooks way faster, and you do not have the constant fear of eating thick, undercooked chicken (ew).

Chicken breast is not as cheap as ground turkey, but it still rings up at around $3.99/lb.

3. Spicy Italian Sausage 

Spicy Italian Sausage is a treat for me. It is already in a held shape, meaning you don't have to handle raw meat at any point which I love. It is also already seasoned AND cheap. I cook it in a pan, cut it up, and eat it with sauerkraut, but that's just me. It's super versatile!

Spicy Italian sausage is also pretty cheap, I usually get mine for $1/piece or less!

These three mess-free staples will not gross you out, and they are full of protein needed to sustain a late-night study session or a long workout. They are also wallet-friendly for the average penniless college student.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

It's More Than Just A Month

Mental Awareness reminds you that it's always darkest before the dawn.

Odyssey recognizes that mental well-being is a huge component of physical wellness. Our mission this month is to bring about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community. Let's recognize the common symptoms and encourage the help needed without judgement or prejudice. Life's a tough journey, we are here for you and want to hear from you.

As the month of May begins, so does Mental Health Awareness Month. Anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder, eating disorders, and more affect millions of people in the United States alone every year. Out of those affected, only about one half seek some form of treatment.

Keep Reading... Show less

Pop Culture Needs More Plus Size Protagonists

When almost 70% of American women are a size 14 or bigger, movies like Dumplin' are ridiculously important, while movies like I Feel Pretty just feel ridiculous.


For as long as I can remember, I've been fat. The protagonists in the movies I've watched and the books I've read, however, have not been. . .

Keep Reading... Show less
How I Met My Best Friends In College

Quarantine inspired me to write about my freshman year to keep it positive and focus on all the good things I was able to experience this year! In this article, I will be talking about how I was able to make such amazing friends by simply putting myself out there and trying new things.

Keep Reading... Show less

29 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach, SC Regardless Of The Weather

Both indoors and outdoors things to do in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

29 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach, SC Regardless Of The Weather
Dahlia DeHaan

In 2017, I moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - one of the most touristy places on the East Coast. And ever since then, I've befriended locals and done some exploring on my own to discover new, fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Birthplace of Basketball

The NBA Playoffs are here. It’s kind of funny that my history kind of started out in the same place that basketball’s did too.


Basketball was originally created by James Naismith, a Presbyterian minister who taught P.E. at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. He invented the new game to keep the young men occupied inside during the winter. Borrowing ideas from rugby and a game he used to play as a boy, “duck on the rock”, he thought of nailing up boxes to throw a ball into. He couldn’t find boxes so he used peach baskets instead. The rest of the rules he made up in about an hour.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments