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The Best Dorm-Friendly Superfoods

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at WVU chapter.

A month into the new year almost everyone has ditched their resolutions and resorted back to old habits. The dreary days of winter mixed with busy schedules and new classes have resulted in resolutions being the last thing on anyone’s mind. If your resolution was to eat healthier in the new year, chances are it hasn’t been easy, especially living on a college campus. Between the dining halls only offering the same boring salad ingredients and dorm rooms not being equipped to cook anything, eating healthy is an almost impossible task. 

Luckily, there are some amazing foods that are dorm friendly and full of all the nutrients that you’re probably missing out on. Although these aren’t a perfect fix for healthy eating habits, hopefully, some of these foods can incorporate nutrients into the otherwise imperfect college diet. 


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According to an article by Healthline.com, berries are full of vitamins and minerals and contain tons of vitamin C and manganese. Berries are a great snack to have on the go and during late-night studying. They are also perfect for dorms since they require no preparation. Since berries aren’t in season right now, buying them frozen is a great way to still get all the nutritional benefits without having them quickly spoil.  

Green Tea 


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Green tea has a host of nutritional benefits and is easy to make in your dorm. According to an article by Health.com, green tea has antioxidants that reduce inflammation and it has the amino acid L-theanine which is great for brain health. Caffeinated green tea can be an alternative to coffee when you’re rushing to your morning classes and is usually available at most coffee shops. 


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According to an article from U.S. News apples are high in fiber and can help to lower cholesterol. Apples are a perfect snack you can keep in your dorm room and are usually available in the dining halls. There is also a wide array of varieties and they are great paired with some peanut butter and chocolate chips. 


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Bananas are another food that can usually be found in the dining halls and are easy to keep in your dorm. According to an article from Healthline.com, bananas contain potassium and magnesium which help promote good heart health. Bananas can be chopped up and paired with peanut butter toast or just enjoyed by themselves. 

Although these are not the only superfoods available, this list is a good place to start if you’re looking to incorporate more nutrients into your diet on campus. Finding ways to add more vitamins and minerals is essential to maintain a healthy diet and have the energy needed to perform in your classes and activities. It can be hard to follow healthy eating habits when surrounded with so many different food options all the time so hopefully, these nutrient-rich superfoods can help add a boost to your diet!

Edited by Zoë Skvarka

Cheyenne Oakes is a junior at West Virginia University, majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies.
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