Dorm life can have its perks, but someone like me who loves baking and home cooked meals—the lack of a kitchen is tough. Over the course of the year, I have realized the dining hall close by is not my all time favorite, and sometimes I’m just too lazy to walk across the street. Therefore, after hours on pinterest and many failed attempts, I’ve come up with a dorm cookbook. It includes meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Something pleasing for every time of the day.
For All Your Hunger Needs:
Rice Cakes with Almond Butter – This combination can honestly go for any time of the day, it’s a good lunch as well. I use brown rice cakes because it is a little bit healthier, then top it off with either almond butter or peanut butter, sprinkle chia and flax seeds on top, and lastly a slight drizzle of honey. You can also add bananas, apples, or any other kind of fruit and it would be just as good – or maybe better. Delicious!
1 to 2 Rice Cakes
1 TBSP of Almond Butter
1 TBSP of Honey
1 TSP on Chia and Flax Seeds
Any Fruit Topping (Optional)
Hard Boiled Eggs and Smashed Avocado – You must be wondering, how on earth do you make hard boiled eggs in the microwave? Well, it is actually very simple. I take four eggs, put them in a glass bowl and fill it with boiling hot water that sits just above the eggs. Place it in your microwave for 6-7 minutes, and afterwards place the eggs in cold water before you peel them open. After they’re cooked, peel and dice, mash them in with your avocado and top with pepper flakes and classic salt and pepper.
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
1/2 – 1 Avocado
Salt and Pepper or Pepper Flakes
Steamed Broccoli: Yes, this one is super simple but quite honestly I had to look up how to do it just to be sure. Place your chopped raw broccoli in a bowl, place a glass plate on top, and put it in the microwave for 3 minutes. I usually just sprinkle some salt on top, and you have yourself a meal.
Handful of Raw Broccoli
Sweet Potatoes: Take one large sweet potato, wrap it in a damp paper towel, and place it on a glass plate in a microwave. Cook for 3 minutes, flip it over, then cook it for another 3 minutes. Let it cool before you peel off the skin, and after peeling, drizzle agave all over. Then there’s a quick and yummy dinner ready for you to eat!
1 Sweet Potato
Rice Cakes With Avocado and Eggs: You can also top your rice cakes with smashed avocado and hardboiled eggs. Or you can substitute the eggs for scrambled eggs, and to make those just crack your eggs in a mug and mix with a fork and microwave for about a minute or more. Another yummy meal!
1 to 2 Rice Cakes
1 to 2 Hard Boiled Eggs OR 1 Scrambled Egg
1/2 to 1 Avocado
(Optional) Salt and Pepper
As you can see these recipes are really easy, and also some great late night snacks! Therefore, if you can make it to the grocery store, or your local farmers market every once in awhile – be sure to test these out! Perfect for lazy people with a kitchen as well!