Healthy Food Ideas for Your Dorm

Okay, so you’re sick of the same food that Salmo offers, are on a limited meal plan or maybe you just want to have healthy snacks in the dorm room. We got you covered!

 

Breakfast:

Our personal favorite: Overnight oats

Simple recipe:

1/2 cup old fashioned oats (or your favorite kind)

3/4 cup unsweetened ripple milk or any other plant-based milk.

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 tbsp flaxseed

1/2 scoop protein powder

Make these the night before and it’s a perfect fast breakfast that will keep you fueled for your busy schedule. We love ripple plant-based milk, as there is more protein in it than almond milk!

 

Other breakfast options:

Kashi Protein Cereal

Apples and organic unsweetened peanut butter

Rice cakes and peanut butter

Protein Bars; Quest, RX Bars, One Protein Bar or any others you may like!

 

 

Lunch:

Spice up your rice cakes for the perfect light lunch! Our recommendations:

Rice cake with hummus, hard-boiled egg, and carrots on the side

Rice cake with avocado and tomato

Rice cake with peanut butter, cinnamon, and banana

 

Other lunch options:

Fruit, cheese, and nuts

To-go salads from Roto Café

Protein smoothie!

Invest in a Nutri Bullet or any other blender to make easy smoothies before class or after a workout.

Our personal favorite:

1 scoop protein powder of choice

1 tsp all-natural peanut butter

1/2 banana

3/4 cup spinach

1 tsp chia seeds/flaxseeds.

Ice and plant-based milk

 

 

Dinner:

This is a little more intricate and we definitely don’t think it will happen all the time in your small dorm room or suite, but it happens – sometimes you miss dinner because of studying, work or just can’t find the time to go before 7:30 PM.

In the case of this happening, we got you covered! It’s important to be aware of not being able to go to the dining hall that night, so you can plan to take some food the day before.

Our ideas:

Chicken and Sweet Potato

Whenever you see Salmo having grilled chicken, take a piece home in a container or get some from the salad bar. Then buy sweet potatoes from the grocery store (they stay fresh for a while) and put the sweet potato in the microwave and you have yourself a healthy dinner. Put a little spinach on the side!

 

Get a healthy wrap from Nick's!

Nick’s makes a better wrap than Salmo in our opinion! We love spinach or tomato wraps with grilled chicken.

 

Now, everyone's favorite: Snacks!

Skinny Popcorn

Rice cakes and all-natural unsweetened peanut butter

Nuts

Apples and cheese

Carrots and hummus

Greek yogurt

 

We hope some of these ideas help you make healthy (and sometimes more yummy) decisions throughout the school year! 

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