Meals to Make in College Dorms

Hi everyone! College move in is approaching quickly and I wanted to share some meal ideas that can be made in a dorm room; some ideas may need use of a residence hall kitchen.

These meals can be made using my healthy grocery list for college students.

Breakfast:

  • Whole grain cereal with milk
    • you can add fruit and nut butter to create a full meal
  • Overnight oats
  • Sprouted grain bread/english muffins with peanut butter and fruit on the side
  • Avocado toast
  • Buckwheat/whole wheat waffles
    • bring a waffle maker with you can you can make waffles in your dorm or residence hall kitchen
  • Fruit smoothie
    • frozen fruit, greek yogurt, and milk
  • Egg white and veggie omelette with toast (would need use of a residence hall kitchen)

 

Lunch/Dinner:

  • Wrap or sandwich
    • whole grain wrap/bread with deli meat, veggies, and hummus (as the dressing)
  • Peanut butter banana wrap with greek yogurt on the side
  • English muffin pizzas with veggies
  • Rotisserie chicken with brown rice and veggies
  • Sweet potato with veggies
  • Nut butter sandwich with greek yogurt and fruit
  • English muffins with hummus and veggies

 

I hope this meal ideas list helps you if you need meal ideas for your dorm room!

 

What is your favorite healthy dorm room snack or meal? 

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Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe

I love overnight oats. It is a super easy and fast breakfast that you prepare the night before. These oats started as peanut butter cinnamon oats but I decided that they needed extra crunch so I chop up apples the morning of and add them to the oats.

 

Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats: 

1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats

1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I use Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt)

1/2 cup milk (I use Silk Unsweetened Original Almond Milk)

1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 chopped apple

2 tablespoons of peanut butter (or other nut butter)

 

The evening before mix the oats, greek yogurt, milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon together. In the morning add the chopped apple and peanut butter; I like a lot of peanut butter so I put in about 2 tablespoons on top but you can use how ever much you want.

The recipe is adaptable so instead of an apple you could add a banana or other fruit.  You can also add ground flax seed, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and more; the options are endless!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found a new recipe to have for breakfast!

What is your favorite breakfast meal? 

 

My Current Favorite Snacks

I always have snacks.  Since I run a lot and do extra strengthening exercises I have to make sure that I fuel my body properly which usually means three snacks throughout the day in addition to my meals.

Here is a list of my favorite snacks:

  • Ezekiel bread/english muffin with peanut butter
  • Apple with peanut butter

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How I Eat Healthy in College

I’m a freshman in college and I don’t have a meal plan.  My mom and I meal prep on the weekends and pack up my food and load it up in my mini-fridge every Monday.

This works well for me because my college is close to home and I go home on the weekends. I have a larger sized mini-fridge that has a freezer that fits all of my food.

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