If you weren’t already aware, you’d be happy to know that college dining hall food sucks. Call me picky, but one time I had Cheerios and a chunk of a tomato came out with them. Maybe it’s just me, but for some reason I prefer eating cereal without tomatoes in it. Going off of this, having snacks and alternate meals in your college dorm room is a must. Whether it be a quick breakfast, or a snack that you want to pack for your long night at the library, here are my top picks for dorm room foods:
Oatmeal- Oatmeal is such a filling food. All you need to make oatmeal is water and the oatmeal itself (duh). This is a great breakfast and takes only a few minutes to make! I love adding fruits and cinnamon into my oatmeal to add a little flavor.
Rice Cakes- Rice cakes are also a filling food! These are awesome for breakfast because just like oatmeal, the possibilities with these are endless. Putting peanut butter and bananas on rice cakes is a serious game changer- IT IS SO GOOD.
Coffee- Need I say more!?
Cinnamon- This can be added to your oatmeal or rice cakes!
Bread- Adding a little bit of peanut butter or jelly on bread can go a long way! Bread is also great for lunch or dinner if you have cold cuts to throw on it!
Popcorn- Popcorn is a MUST in college. Don’t forget to bring a popcorn bowl either; sharing a bag of popcorn between you and your four friends can get really messy really quick!
Ice Cream- This is my top remedy for when you’re drowning in exams and assignments. I may or may not be guilty of eating a whole pint of Ben And Jerry’s Ice Cream in one sitting.
Fresh Fruit- Apples and bananas are one of my favorite things to keep in my college dorm room. These are perfect for when you’re running to class but want a quick snack!
Granola Bars- Granola Bars are great for long nights at the library, these give you plenty of energy and protein to help you stay awake and continue working!
Cookie Mix- If your school has a mini kitchen, cookie mix is perfect! It was so nice to take a break from studying and bake cookies with friends last year.
Peanut Butter- If you don’t like peanut butter I think you’re crazy (no really you must be crazy). I am addicted to peanut butter so this is one item that is definitely ALWAYS in my college dorm room. Peanut butter is a fabulous source of protein as well as a delicious snack- what more could you ask for?!
Trail Mix- Like granola bars, trail mix is an awesome snack that isn’t bad for you! It’s important to choose healthy snacks at school because the freshman 15 is real people, I promise.
Snack Sized Candy- I’m a sucker for candy and need a little bit of it at least once a day. Having snack sized candies rather than a regular box of candy allows you to beat your craving without eating a million calories.
Chips/Crackers- Just like popcorn, these are great snacks to share with friends when you’re all hanging out!
Dip/Salsa- What’s a chip or cracker without a salsa or dip?- am I right, or am I right?
Frozen Vegetables- You need your veggies in college just as much as you needed your veggies at home! My favorite types of vegetables are the frozen microwavable packages of them.
Easy Mac- Are you really in college if you don’t eat an Easy Mac at least twice a week?
Soup- Soup is perfect for those rainy/cold days when you don’t want to walk to the dining hall for lunch or dinner. If you have a microwave you can cook a can of soup in less than 5 minutes; I highly recommend!
I hope this list helps all of you college foodies out there! What snacks do you keep in your college dorm room?