Food: 5 Quick Dorm Room Hunger Fixes

Next time you start dialing the number for Dominos or suggest a McD’s run, try opening your fridge instead.

Here are some healthy, filling, weight-managing food fixes that can be easily stored and prepared in the dorm room.

  • Eggs

“How am I suppose to cook eggs without a stove?”

How do you think McDonald’s does? Besides being delicious, eggs have a full 6 grams of protein with all the 9 essential amino acids you need to get you through the day. Protein packed meals make you feel full and keep you satisfied for longer. Eggs also contain Vitamin D, which we could all use a little bit more of, especially students that don’t get out in the sun as much.

Fry your eggs or hard boil them with these easy microwave recipes.

  • Yogurt

Other than being delicious and coming in an array of flavors, this dairy product usually contains somewhere between 10 and 14 grams of protein. Yogurts like Greek Yogurt contains almost little to no fat, such as Chobani, and is an excellent snack in between meals.

  • PB & J

Now it’s not nutritious if you’re lobbing on the extra chunky peanut butter and doubling the amount of jelly you typically put on. However, low-fat peanut butter or other nut butters, such as almond butter, and jelly with less sugar on whole wheat bread and other slices packed with fiber can be a very health conscious treat. I’ve lived on PB & J for weeks in my college career and nothing has changed.

  • Oatmeal

Although the small fruit variety packets bought in boxes at most grocery stores are oatmeal, they are packed with sugar. Regular rolled oats from Quaker are cheap and come in bigger containers meaning they’ll last way longer. To make your oatmeal taste better try adding a healthy boost like a banana or apple. All oatmeal can be made in the microwave and it’s fiber will help you stay satisfied for longer.

  • Popcorn

As long as it’s not double butter and you’re not popping it in oil like they do at the theaters, popcorn is a relatively healthy and readily available snack in the dorm. They sell different low-calorie seasonings to give it a little extra taste. Plus, you can always mix it with some healthy nuts and raisins to make your own trail mix.

If you have any other healthy and delicious dorm food suggestions please comment below!

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Lawrence Mack

Lawrence Mack

Lawrence Mack is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in English. When he’s not exercising, eating, reading, writing short stories, or scouring the web, Lawrence is contributing to other blogs. An avid Harry Potter fan, self-proclaimed StumbleUpon and YouTube addict, and underrated when it comes to taking naps, Lawrence is looking forward to studying abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece over the Spring Semester of 2012.