Well it's not just chips and candy. I love eating burgers, pizza and teriyaki chicken too much, and I don't trust the appliances in this apartment even slightly, particularly the oven. IIRC it took far too long to heat up to a reasonable temperature and then set off the smoke alarm because why the !@#$ not.\
So, because my mom and I can't really bake anything, we eat far too much processed junk and fast food :(
If you don't ever use the oven/stove, sometimes it will burn junk that gets on the burners (dirt, ect). Use it more, and this won't happen :P
And/or get yourself an on-the-counter rice cooker, and/or a slow cooker/crock pot, and an on-the-counter veggie steamer.
We use our rice cooker to cook rice, then part-way through the rice cooking, we'll add frozen veggies to the rice (instead of using another pot to cook the veggies; having fewer pots & pans to clean up helps me a lot).
Add herbs/spices/flavouring as you cook rice to make it more enjoyable, to encourage you to eat at home. Things we add to rice:
- chopped onions, crushed garlic
- lemon juice & oregano (aka "Greek rice")
- tomato juice or canned tomatoes (with or without garlic, chilli powder, cayenne pepper, kidney beans)
- chicken bovril (tho I don't make rice that way often because of the high sodium content... I mean, in the grand scheme of things, go for it, but we enjoy rice so many other less-high-sodium ways, I figure why make it the only way we eat rice)
- coconut milk, lime juice, minced fresh ginger, and cumin (for Thai flavouring); you could go crazy and buy fresh cilantro for it too ;)
if you don't know how to use herbs & spices in flavourful quantities (ie, you're afraid of putting in too much), start out with a half teaspoon of [whatever ingredient, except for cayenne pepper, which you might want to start out with 1/4 t] and then if you eat it and you don't think it tastes strong enough, add more the next time you do it :)
I mean, presuming you're making only enough for yourself, or yourself and your mom, it sounds like? If you're making lots more than just "what's needed for two people to have rice with a meal" then you'd start with a whole teaspoon or two of [non-cayenne pepper] herb.