We all know how hard it is to eat healthy in college, which is exactly why I reached out to Whitney English, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer, to get her take on a few healthy things that are not only delicious, but also dorm-friendly :) By the way, you need to follow her on Instagram so you can see everything drool-worthy in real time. Here are five healthy dorm recipes for you to test out…
Eating healthy in college can be a challenge. From late night study sessions fueled by pizza and cheesy bread to weekend festivities with kegs flowing, everywhere you turn there’s an occasion to indulge. And if you live in the dorms, it’s even harder. Without a proper kitchen and with mostly unsavory fast food options at the student union, there’s not a lot of good choice for health-conscious college students.
It doesn’t have to be all or nothing though. With a little preparation and a few easy dorm room meal ideas you can totally keep your healthy eating on track and enjoy these college rites of passage.
Get started with these 5 delicious and dorm-friendly recipes. Each recipe requires only a mini fridge to enjoy!
This plant-protein packed salad is easy to whip up and makes a tasty to-go lunch to bring to class. Buy pre-made quinoa and canned lentils for the no stovetop necessary method. *Note: look for cans that are BPA-free and always rinse beans before using.
Tofu provides the base for this egg-free sandwich that takes a mere five minutes to make! Opt for whole grain bread, which provides fiber and complex carbs to keep you full and fuel your studies!
Got an early morning lecture? Bring your breakfast to go with this filling oatmeal that you prep the night before. You can easily swap the berry juice for plain almond or coconut milk, or any liquid you prefer. Store in it a mason jar to easily toss in your backpack.
Hitting the student rec center? Fuel up afterward with a delicious smoothie with major muscle-recovery power. The anti-inflammatory ingredients are also good for your brain – can you spell A+?
Got a sweet tooth? Ditch the late night fro-yo and dip into this chocolatey chia seed pudding. It’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids which studies show are good for brain health. It also makes a great on-the-breakfast to trade off with your overnight oats.
For more delish and easy recipes, make sure to visit Whitney’s blog!