Living in a dorm room, although extremely fun, is a little strange. For the first time ever, you don’t have a kitchen you can run grab a snack from. Actually, when it comes to the dorm living/food sitch, it’s a lot like being in prison; you have a cafeteria with certain hours, you have a microwave you can use, and a commissary where you can buy over priced chips (sorry, I’ve been watching way too much Orange Is The New Black). But it’s true!
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So, what do you do when you get out of a night class and everything is closed? Or what do you do when you need breakfast before your insanely early rowing practice? You come to this list, the holy grail of dorm room approved recipes. Let’s dig in.
1. Nutella Mug Cake
Question: What do you do when you’ve just been let out of your night class, and you reallllly need a treat after a long day? Answer: You make this very, very easy Nutella Mug Cake. All you need is an egg, flour, Nutella and a microwave!
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2. Healthy Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites
Healthy snacking is v difficult when living in a dorm. Between stress eating while studying, access to everyone’s junk food, and limited access to healthy options, it can get pretty rough. Enter these Healthy Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites. They’re SO delicious you won’t even realize they’re super healthy. Steal some fruit and yogurt from the caf, whip up a batch, stick ’em in the freezer, and voila! Healthy snacking all day.
3. Omelette in a Mug
This just might be the perfect breakfast for when you’re starting your day before the cafeteria opens. Or maybe, you’re a breakfast for dinner kind of gal. Either way, this omelette in a mug is perfect for dorm room cooking.
4. Banana Peanut Butter Bites
This snack has become one of our favorites because you can steal all the ingredients from your school’s caf at breakfast, and then have a delicious and healthy snack in the afternoon. All you need is a whole wheat tortilla, peanut butter, and a banana!
Simply spread 1-2 Tbs of peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla, place the banana on the edge of the tortilla, and roll it up! Cut them into bites or… don’t! So easy.
5. Oatmeal Cake in a Mug
It doesn’t get much quicker than this easy oatmeal recipe. Add a few berries to it to make it the perfect brain food meal! It’s fantastic for a filling breakfast or a healthy dessert.
6. Individual English Muffin Pizzas
Okay, we know you’ve heard of these. Don’t they just bring you right back to elementary school? Well, it turns out they’re perfect for college as well. Just take one English muffin, spread some pizza sauce on it (about 1 Tbs), sprinkle some cheese on top, and enjoy! If you have access to a microwave, definitely heat that baby up!
Bon appetite! And PS: always stock up on plasticware from the caf so you have your own little utensil collection in your dorm.
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