Easy Sandwiches and Wraps For College Students

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This collection of Easy Sandwiches and Wraps for College Students has a little something for everyone. College is a transition for both students and parents and parents want to make sure their kids are eating well.

This recipe round-up is a great way to save money if you have a reduced meal plan option. Many college dorms allow refrigerators and some have common area kitchens.

If your student lives off campus, it’s even easier to make these recipes!

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If your student has a fridge in their dorm room, many of these easy sandwiches and wraps can be made for a quick lunch between classes or light dinner. No stove is necessary.

If your child lives off campus all of these sandwiches and wraps are easily doable in an apartment kitchen. There are some recipes in this round-up perfect for those students too. Plus if you have an ambitious student who likes to make bread, the website Karen’s Kitchen Stories has a plethora of amazing from-scratch bread recipes.

How to Shop for These Recipes

As long as your dorm room has a refrigerator, you’ll be able to make these easy sandwiches and wraps. You can either shop at your nearby grocery store or have items delivered through Instacart.

When you need deli meats you can either get packaged meats or go to the deli and just get what you need sliced. Packaged deli meats are in resealable containers so you can easily store them.

Purchasing a rotisserie chicken or chicken pieces already cooked in the deli make preparation easier.

Most grocery store bakeries sell hoagie rolls, croissants, and other rolls individually so you can buy a few at a time. Many bakeries will also sell half loaves of bread reducing waste.

Tools for Easy Sandwiches and Wraps

With just a few items kept in the dorm room, these recipes can be made in no time.

  • Cutting Board – A plastic board is the better choice for this situation. You don’t want one that’s too big. A smaller one is easier to store.
  • Storage Containers – You’ll want some plastic storage containers for leftovers. They can also be used to mix things like chicken salad or egg salad.
  • Knife – A knife could be a tricky utensil to have in a dorm. A small blade is all you need.
  • Spreader – You’ll use this for mayonnaise, mustard, and other condiments. I prefer a long-handle spreader.
  • Can Opener – If you buy cans of tuna or chicken you’ll definitely need a hand-held can opener.

Plan your Menu

Take a look at the week you have ahead and plan which of the easy sandwiches and wraps you’ll make that week. Take an inventory of what you have on hand as far as condiments, vegetables, deli meats, and bread or tortillas.

Once you have your inventory, you can plan your menu. To minimize waste, use up what you have.

Easy Sandwiches

You may look at some of these recipes and think you can’t cook chicken or hard boil eggs. Not to worry! Rotisserie chicken is an economical item that’s usually found in your grocery store deli area. Sometimes you can just buy pieces but that will be a bit more expensive.

You can also buy canned chicken and tuna to use in the recipes, just make sure you have that can opener!

Hard-boiled eggs can also be purchased either in the deli or near where eggs are sold in dairy.

If you have access to a slow cooker, you could purchase some chicken breasts and make slow cooker pulled chicken, which would work in many of these easy sandwiches and wraps recipes.

Many of these recipes are perfect for work or school lunches too!

Apple Chicken Salad Croissants
With its crunchy texture and vibrant colors, this apple chicken salad is a delicious option for a light lunch.
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Easy Apple Chicken Salad on a croissant on a blue plate with apple slices.
Garden Club Hoagie Sandwich with Veggie Bacon Sandwich Spread
Garden Club Hoagie Sandwich with Veggie Bacon Sandwich Spread: Ham & Turkey on a hoagie roll slathered in homemade veggie bacon sandwich spread, with freshly sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.
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Garden Club Hoagie Sandwich with Veggie Bacon Sandwich Spread
Roast Beef, Ham and Bacon Club Sandwich
Bacon makes everything better including this club sandwich.
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A club sandwich cut in half.
The Best Deli Sandwich
I’ve always been a bit of a sandwich lover. From fresh salmon, to veggies, to a big old sub loaded with all kinds of meat and cheeses, to even a classic grilled cheese. I love
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The Best Deli Sandwich
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich – An Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Idea
Fresh vegetables, olives, hummus, and feta make up this Mediterranean veggie sandwich an easy sandwich that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.
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Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich - An Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Idea
Southern Egg Salad
Add a little fun to your week with this delicious Southern egg salad recipe. Whether you’re adding this classic to your picnic spread or just enjoying it for lunch, the perfect combination of savory and creamy ingredients will have you coming back for more.
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Egg salad sandwich on a blue plate.
Veggie Bagel Sandwich
Crisp garden vegetables, protein-rich hummus and cream cheese, and a savory bagel come together in a make-at-home version of my favorite bagel sandwich from a popular chain.
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Veggie Bagel Sandwich
Easy Tomato Sandwich
This is the BEST tomato sandwich ever made! It’s a simple 10 minute sandwich that is perfect for lunch any day of the week. It’s a vegan and vegetarian friendly sandwich.
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Tomato and cucumber sandwich on a board.
Turkey Pesto Sandwich
This recipe for turkey pesto sandwiches are easy to make with leftover turkey or chicken. Spread with a pesto mayo, mozzarella cheese, and roasted red pepper, you’ll continue this recipe long after Thanksgiving!
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Turkey Pesto Sandwich

Easy Wraps

These ideas for easy wraps can be made as is or switched up for other types of wraps such as spinach. Flour tortillas often have a longer shelf life than a loaf of bread making them more economical, means less waste, and easier to store.

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad Wraps
Easily made with leftover or rotisserie chicken.
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Bacon Blue Cheese Chicken Wraps
Bacon Blue Cheese Chicken Wraps – These delicious chicken wraps with bacon and blue cheese are perfect for a quick, easy dinner on busy weeknights!
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Bacon Blue Cheese Chicken Wraps
Fruit and Tuna Lettuce Wrap
Savory and sweet mix in this Fruit and Tuna Lettuce Wrap for a wonderfully healthy, extremely easy lunch or dinner idea.
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Tuna salad in a lettuce wrap on a cutting board.
Savory Chicken Salad Recipe with A Healthy Twist
This savory chicken salad recipe with herbs is going to be your new favorite chicken salad recipe! It’s light and packed with fresh flavor.
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Savory Chicken Salad Recipe with A Healthy Twist
Turkey Cranberry Pinwheel Wraps
Transform turkey leftovers into savory and sweet turkey cranberry pinwheel wraps! Easy to make, perfect for meal prep, and oh so delicious.
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Turkey Cranberry Pinwheel Wraps
Chicken Caesar Hummus Wraps
Chicken Caesar Hummus Wraps make for an easy and filling lunch! These wraps are stuffed with lettuce, chicken, Parmesan cheese, red onions, and hummus.
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Chicken Caesar Hummus Wraps
Roast Beef and Spinach Whole Wheat Wraps | An Easy Delicious Lunch!
We are loving these Roast Beef Spinach Whole Wheat Wraps for an easy appetizer idea or just for a quick weekday lunch! Either way, fantastic!
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Roast Beef and Spinach Whole Wheat Wraps | An Easy Delicious Lunch!

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8 Comments

  1. My favourite one all of these is the Crispy Chicken wrap!!! I would have that every day for lunch if I was away at college!! Thanks for some great ideas.

  2. What a great selection of lunch options! So handy with my kids going back to school this week.

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