Quick & Easy Dorm Snacks
The Best Snacks for a Busy College Student
We are all busy college students who are always on the go. Whether you are a member of a busy student organization, are conducting research with your favorite professor, or are working a job on the weekends to make some extra money; the busier we get, it can become easy to ignore hunger cues here and there and eat whatever we can find in between meals. Oftentimes though, these snacks are not exactly nutrient-dense. They are full of added sugars, saturated fats, and lots of salt. These aren’t exactly the things we want to be fueling ourselves with while we are hustling for our degrees.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m in full support of the Friday night pizza and wings. But during the week I try to snack on things that are full of fiber, vitamins, and other vital nutrients to get myself through the day and feel good.
If you are limited to the confinement of your dorm or do not always have time to come up with elaborate meals and snacks; you are in the right place! Here is a list of my favorite snacks that can be made in less than 10 minutes and require minimal ingredients or utensils.
Apple and nut butter sandwiches!
These are super easy and yummy! Simply take an apple and cut across it horizontally (so you get apple slices that somewhat resemble bread slices), then add your favorite nut butter to the slice and top it with another apple slice. You should end up with a nut butter sandwich that uses apple slices instead of bread. Spice it up by adding a dash of cinnamon, chopped walnuts, or dark chocolate chips to the nut butter layer before topping it with an apple slice!
Grab your favorite mason jar and hummus. Throw in a scoop or two (or three) of hummus into the bottom of the jar, and stick in your favorite veggie sticks. They could be carrots, celery, cucumber, or even zucchini! Take this on the go with you too!
Why get up early to walk to the dining halls for breakfast when you can get a few extra minutes of sleep and walk to the fridge for breakfast? Overnight oats are super easy to make and you can be as creative as you want. Simply take a mason jar or container and add ½ a cup of oats and ½ a cup of your favorite milk with ¼ cup of your favorite yogurt. Mix it all together and leave it in the fridge overnight. Then in the morning toss in some berries, nuts, nut butter, or even dark chocolate chips for extra sweetness. Get as creative as you want and head out the door for a great day!
These are a few of my favorite snacks for an on-the-go college student. Let us know which one is your favorite at Healthy.UNH@unh.edu!