As a college student, eating the same foods over and over can get a little boring. Not to mention, sticking to a well-balanced diet can also be difficult. I’ve created a list of simple, yet healthy foods and snacks based on my personal experience, and of course, with the help of Buzzfeed and Pinterest.
1. Cauliflower pizza
This gluten and meat free pizza is a great substitute. Simply break up the cauliflower, blend it, drain it, and compact it into a dough-like form. Then, simply add toppings! Toppings such as red sauce, mozzarella, peppers, onions and mushrooms combine together for a delicious savory taste.
2. Yogurt Bark
Yogurt Bark is an easy, pick-me-up snack that I guarantee you’ll love. Simply spread out your yogurt of choice on parchment paper, top it with strawberries, blueberries, granola, chocolate chips, freeze it, break it, and viola! Here you have yourself some delicious homemade bark.
3. Lettuce wraps
There’s a wholeee list of combinations you can make. What’s great is that you can cut out that flour tortilla, but still be completely satisfied. I’m a big fan of buffalo chicken lettuce wraps. I typically add a chicken and hot sauce blend, corn, red pepper flakes, black beans, onion, rice and salsa to get that tasty Mexican flare.
4. Overnight oats
I am a big, big fan of overnight oats–mainly because they’re quick to make and easy to grab and go on a busy morning. Two recipes I particularly enjoy are peanut butter banana, and yogurt berry.
5. Sweet potato rounds
You can never go wrong with sweet potatoes. What’s better than a healthy food that you enjoy?! This vitamin-rich vegetable can be served in all types of forms allowing you to never get sick of it. This is one of my go-to side dishes for dinner.
6. Blueberry Cream Cheese Toast OR Blackberry Goat Cheese Toast
I’m a big fan of the classic avocado toast, but the blueberry combo is a must try. It’ll leave you full, and ready to seize the day.
7. Candied Pecans
Whether you want to toss them in a salad, or simply snack on some, there’s nothing better than some homemade pecans. The only ingredients you need are water, sugar, and cinnamon! Not to mention, these pecans will leave your whole house smellin’ like heaven.
8. Veggie Tots
Almost everyone loves tater tots, so why not re-create them in veggie form?! What’s great about these is that there are so many different types to make. Nothin’ like getting your daily vegetable intake in bite-size.