5 Dorm-Friendly Meals

dorm-friendly meals

While you likely have a meal plan for college, you may not want to eat every meal in the cafeteria. Whether you’re short on time, or you need every minute to study, use these recipes to make a quick meal that you can enjoy in the mornings before class or as an evening snack when you’re studying.

1.) Oatmeal

Add ½ cup of whole or rolled oats and ¾ cup of water to a microwave safe container. Microwave on high for 2 minutes then leave covered in the microwave for 2 more minutes. Add any desired toppings like nuts or fruit (and cinnamon apples)! For overnight oats: add your desired amount of oats to a container. Fill the container with milk until the oats are covered. Leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning, top with fruit, honey, and nuts!

2.) Salad Wrap

A salad wrap is a healthier option for days when you only have a few minutes to eat lunch or dinner. Start with a tortilla and add your favorite salad mix (including the dressing) on top. Add pre-grilled chicken strips on top or your choice of protein. Wrap it up and enjoy!

3.) Fruit Bowl

Start with yogurt as a base. Add your choice of fruit, granola, chia seeds, sliced almonds, chocolate chips, or honey on top. To spice it up, add some cinnamon or pumpkin spice to customize your yogurt flavor.

4.) Cinnamon Apples

Peel and remove the apple core. Slice into pieces and add to a bowl. Add 1 tsp of sugar, ¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp cornstarch, and 1 tbsp water. Cover bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Eat plain or add to yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream, etc!

5.) Mug Cakes

To create this sweet treat, add 3 tablespoons of cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water (or milk) to a mug or microwave safe cup. To that, add 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips, jam, syrup, or honey for added moisture. Microwave for 1 minute and watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn! Let cool for a few minutes before enjoying.

By: Jade Klose

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