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!

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad Wraps
Use leftover or store-bought rotisserie chicken to make this delicious chicken salad.
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Cranberry Almond Chicken salad makes a great lunch.
Lunchbox Easy California Wraps
Fully loaded with wonderful fresh vegetables, creamy avocado and savory turkey and bacon, these Lunchbox Easy California Wraps are the perfect solution to lunch!
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Thai-Style Shrimp Salad Sandwiches
Enjoy the flavors in these Thai-style shrimp salad sandwiches. The shrimp salad only takes a few minutes to make and is so easy to toss together.
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The Best Deli Sandwich
Dubbed by friends and family as The Best Deli Sandwich, this favorite is full of great deli meats and cheese. Most delicious!
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Roast Beef, Ham and Bacon Club Sandwich
Bacon makes everything better including this club sandwich. What I love about club sandwiches is the versatility. You can use any deli meats you like, turkey, ham, roast beef, salami and any cheese you fancy.
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A club sandwich cut in half.
Crispy Chicken Club Wrap
Cook up frozen chicken strips to make this flavorful wrap for lunch or dinner.
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Crispy Chicken wrap
Apple Chicken Salad Croissants
Sweet apples add a delicious crunch to this chicken salad. Perfect for a weekend lunch or to take to work.
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Easy Apple Chicken Salad on a croissant on a blue plate with apple slices.
Bruschetta Chicken Wraps
No grill needed. Easily substitute leftover or rotisserie chicken in this delicious wrap.
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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 a favorite bagel sandwich.
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Veggie Bagel Sandwich
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
Fresh vegetables, olives, hummus and feta cheese make up this hearty Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich.
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Apple Curry Tuna Salad Croissants
Quick and simple to make, you can have lunch on the table in less than 10 minutes.
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Shrimp Salad Wrap with Tomatoes and Peas
The perfect lettuce wrap. This Shrimp Salad with Bibb Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Peas is a wonderful appetizer. It's loaded with tiny salad shrimp, fresh Bibb lettuce, and delicious cherry tomatoes.
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California Club Sandwich
Easy for lunch or a quick dinner. Serve with soup or chips to complete the meal.
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Roast Beef and Spinach Whole Wheat Wraps
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
Southern Egg Salad Sandwich
With just 6 ingredients, this Southern version of the classic egg salad is easy to make, relatively economical, and full of protein.
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Egg salad sandwich on a blue plate.
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
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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Fruit and Tuna Lettuce Wrap
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

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  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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