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dorm-friendly Meals That Can Actually Help You Hit Your Protein Goals

By: Melia Lalwani

If you’ve been on gym TikTok or, ‘Gymtok’ anytime in the past year, you know all about the phenomenon of hitting your protein goals everyday. According to a lot of popular fitness influencers, you are encouraged to intake 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight. As a college student, it can be hard to achieve that daily goal as sometimes it is much quicker and easier to just throw a meal in the microwave. It also may be hard to cook in a shared kitchen or small dorm space. Two items I believe are essential to cooking great food are, an air fryer and a rice cooker. These two can easily be stored and used in a small dorm room, making cooking a whole lot easier.

Here are some fast and easy TikTok recipes to get your protein in!

Breakfast

Protein Oatmeal: @olena.sadovska

https://www.tiktok.com/@olena.sadovska/video/7157020582163352878?is_from_webapp=1&se nder_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854

Pancake in a Bowl: @liftswithleah

https://www.tiktok.com/@liftswithleah/video/6920065922493320454?is_from_webapp=1&send er_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854


Microwave Fluffy Eggs: @hebertfitt

https://www.tiktok.com/@hebertfitt/video/7067615714915405103?is_from_webapp=1&sender_ device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854

lunch/dinner

Chili Garlic Chicken and Broccoli: @withthewoodruffs

https://www.tiktok.com/@withthewoodruffs/video/7092789897169276202?is_from_webapp=1 &sender_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854


Sticky Honey Sriracha Tenders: @thezachrocheleau

https://www.tiktok.com/@thezachrocheleau/video/7148967621810015530?is_from_webapp=1& sender_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854


Air Fryer Pizza: @hollyb_fitness

https://www.tiktok.com/@hollyb_fitness/video/7156862690449837318?is_from_webapp=1&sen der_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854


Bang Bang Shrimp: @anabolicmd

https://www.tiktok.com/@anabolicmd/video/7086593399276752174?is_from_webapp=1&sende r_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854


Air Fryer Salmon: @shapebybrown

https://www.tiktok.com/@shapebybrown/video/7083726937042144558?is_from_webapp=1&se nder_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854

dessert

Crispy Apple Chips with Peanut Butter Dip: @clairemnolan

https://www.tiktok.com/@clairemnolan/video/7142219899400670507?is_from_webapp=1&send er_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854


Protein Berry Crumble: @thezachrocheleau

https://www.tiktok.com/@thezachrocheleau/video/7065865307574865198?is_from_webapp=1& sender_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854


Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie: @dustin.kelly0

https://www.tiktok.com/@dustin.kelly0/video/7121781189966564654?is_from_webapp=1&send er_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854

snacks

Tuna Cakes: @eatsbyramya

https://www.tiktok.com/@eatsbyramya/video/7080933055388519722?is_from_webapp=1&send er_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854


High Protein Spinach Dip: @nourishedbynic

https://www.tiktok.com/@nourishedbynic/video/7140727551827119366?is_from_webapp=1&se nder_device=pc&web_id=7160798131147703854



Teniola is a Junior Entrepreneurship major from Boston, Massachusetts. She is interested in writing about beauty, trending topics, lived experiences, fitness, and overall health!