12 Healthy Snacks You Can Make In Your Dorm Room When You’re Up Late Studying
Dorm feeing is its own very special practice- one that are commonly associated with a spoonful of Skippy and some undercooked Ramen, right? Well, it truly doesn’t have to be that route; there are plenty of ways to build food right in your dormitory room when you are pressed for hour but need to get a supportive boost of nutrition and deliciousness.
By the end of my college days, I started to get pretty good at inducing dinners that were both healthy and easy. And pro-tip: the best things to look out for when you need sustained energy is to eat a combination of carbs, fat, and protein so that your body is digesting them at a slow, consistent rate without major spikes in the blood sugar.
Things to avoid when you want to concentrate and maintain a level of energy? Simple carbs and anything that might be super heavy and fog the noggin. So while mozzarella sticks or a jar of Nutella might seem like the way to go, think about maintaining some of these easy ingredients together so when that snack assault reaches, you’ll be ready for it.
Time to get preparing!
Tortillas, canned beans, avocado, salsa. That’s all she wrote, folks. Maybe grab some lettuce or cheese to add to this, and nuke it in a microwave if you are able!
Super energy trail mix
When you’re at zero hour with that paper for your Foucault class, the only thing you can do sometimes is grab into a ziplock of trail mixture .~ ATAGEND So make a huge batch of power packed trail mix to have on hand at all days- filled with energy-laden superfoods like gojis to keep you on phase while you burn the midnight oil. My fave?
Dark Chocolate Chips
Almond butter and apple
A classic that never gets old. Just chop up a crisp Pink Lady and spoon out a healthy scoop of your favorite nut butter. Voila!
Avocados are great as they can merely sit and ripen anywhere. So carefully scoop it out to maintain it’s cupped form, and fill the middle with some tuna. Tuna pockets are super cheap and often already gently dressed with olive oil or herbs — plus they remove the mess of a watery tuna can.
Do this the night before and have on hand. Just soak the oats and chia seeds in a mug or some tupperware overnight either in the refrigerator-( or if you’re employing non-dairy milk…right on your desk is penalty .) Add fresh or dried fruit, nuts, nut butter or honey and cinnamon and raisins. Whatever your heart desires, really.
You can also do this with only chia seeds, almond milk and honey or peanut butter powder to make a great and healthy dessert, chock full of calcium and magnesium. A recipe I stick to ?
Bananas or blueberries
Tuna pouch and crackers
Get yourself some nutritious crackers — my favorite are Mary’s Gone Crackers — open that tuna pouch and you’re good to go!
Rice and beans
No, you don’t have to spend hours slaving over a pot of beans. Just get a precooked rice pouch and a can of black or refried beans put in a mug or bowl, warm it up or not. Add slices of avocado, a scoop of greek yogurt or some greens you snagged from the dining hall.
What to do with those leftover whole wheat tortilla wraps from your burritos? Smear on some PB and chop up a banana.
A nice alternative to Ramen, get some miso packs or a jar of miso paste. Add hot water for a lovely and comforting broth while you finish up that psychology text.
Salad in a jar
This takes only a little bit of planning when you go to your dining hall salad bar, but it’s great to have on hand. Fill a mason jar with mixed greens, chickpeas, veggies, chopped nuts — any salad stuff you love. Maintain in the dorm fridge and you’ve got a nutritious plant-based midnight snack.
Another one that’s beyond easy but good to have on hand? Flavored protein and whey shakes. Just a little powder and non-dairy milk. Shake, shake, shake it, and you’ve got yourself…a shake.
If you have easy access to a fridge — why not keep sandwich stuff always on hand? And make it nutrition packed with some sprouted bread, hummus, chicken slicings and cukes or sprouts.
So get snacking friends. Trust me, these are better than that midnight pizza.