any good ideas for healthy snacks or easy to make meals in my dorm?
Assuming you have access to a refrigerater & microwave:
100% rolled oats
Whole grain bread
natural peanut butter
mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc) - to complement amino acids
Canned tuna [Warning: limit your intake to avoid mercury poisoning in the long run]
MRPs - if you don't have time
None of the above requires any cooking beyond that of a microwave...
this is what i did / what i would have done back in college.
Ah...College...those were some good times.
Isn't there a kitchen in your dorm hall? I lived in 2 different ones and there was never anybody in the kitchens unless they were burning popcorn or something stupid like that so I could cook whenever.
ya we have one downstairs, i have a foreman so i think im going to bring it once i come home from break. if i cook a bunch of chicken does anybody know about how long it would last? or am i better off cooking one at a time? dpfisher thanks for pointing that out, i guess i never realized how simple it would be if i had my forman and just used the kitchen. steamdman thanks for the list reps for you guys
I did, and actually still do, make chili about once a month. I get 8 lbs of ground beef, 4 boxes carrol shelby's chili mix (because it has the salt separate), 4 cans chili beans, 2 cans light red kidney beans, 2 cans pinto beans, 3 cans corn, 2 cans chopped tomatoes with peppers, 2 cans tomato sauce, about 1/4 cup ketchup and some Sriracha sauce. Brown the beef and mix everything together in a huge pot except for the salt packets and flour. Throw away the salt packets and use just enough flour to get it to a nice consistency. Warning: This requires a TON of tupperware to be able to store.
Edit: Forgot to mention you need a fair amount extra chili powder too due to the volume or it won't taste right. Drain all the vegetables before putting them in. You might need hot water in the beginning while heating so it heats evenly. I usually start the huge pot simmering while the beef is browning. I'm actually making some right now. The recipe changes every time I make it but it always turns out, chili is hard to mess up
sounds awsome man thanks alot definetly going to have to try that out. when i get a chance i'll have to scope out my kitchen and see what i can utilize
It is almost impossible to not eat prefabricated foods living in the dorm. Try to avoid these as much as possible...The Foreman Grill was a necessary item for my now-husband and I during college. Get success brown rice packets and frozen veggies so you can cook them in the microwave.
For a good breakfast try cooking the protein pancakes in the kitchen but put the leftovers in ziplocs...you can eat them a few days later if you keep them refrigerated. Those are great to eat on the way to class too.
Same recipe everyone has for pancakes: 5 egg white, 1 egg, 1 cup of quick oats, and 1/2 cup cottage cheese...blend and coke on skillet with pam.