We’ve all been there. Questioning whether or not the colored cubes in the tray at the 459 are actually melon slices, and if they are, how long have they been there? I mean seriously, I think I saw an identical mushy lump in the same exact spot yesterday.
I’m just trying to eat healthy, not contract any sicknesses.
Forget it. I’m over the dining hall definitions of healthy. Not that anyone has time to frequent the dining halls with midterms next week anyways.
No, we’ll all probably be locked in our rooms studying (and by studying I mean re-watching Hocus Pocus for the third time that week). With that type of dedication to a Disney classic, no one has time to make the trek to the dining hall for a 900-calorie turkey sandwich.
I’ll be relying on my mini fridge and microwave in an effort to stay healthy while I watch Sarah Jessica Parker cast some spells. How hard can it be?
Some say this is the most important meal of the day. I say, any meal that involves coffee can’t be so bad.
1. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
I’m still shocked something that tastes this good is considered healthy. With the added chia seeds that expand in your stomach throughout the day, there’s no reason you won’t be full until lunch. Recipe here.
2. Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
This is basically a chocolate-filled dessert for breakfast. AND it’s healthy. Don’t mind if I do.
3. Avocado Toast
As far as I’m concerned, anything avocado is always a good idea. Now, spread some avocado across a slice of whole wheat toast, and I’m drooling. Recipe here.
You’ve made it to the mid-day slump where you are most likely resting your head in calculus, hoping the professor won’t notice your power nap. Instead of reaching for the expresso, take this opportunity to fuel your body with a healthy meal.
1. Mason Jar Salad
Take advantage of the jar you already used for your overnight oats and rinse it out to create this healthy on-the-go salad.
2. Turkey Wrap
I admit, eating the whole tray may not be the healthiest option, but one whole wheat tortilla with turkey and vegetables won’t kill you. In fact, your stomach will probably be thanking you.
3. Tuna Wrap
One way to make your wrap healthier is by substituting the tortilla with a crisp piece of romaine lettuce. Add this avocado and tuna salad to the mix and you have the recipe to a filling and healthy lunch.
This is probably around the time of day Netflix will be asking you if you want to continue watching. Take a hint and go fuel up on some healthy treats that will get you through the next few hours of binge-watching Gilmore Girls.
1. Vanilla Cran-Coco Bites
This 8-ingredient recipe from the girls of CHAARG will have you licking the bowl and fueled with energy in no time.
2. Rice Cakes
Personally, I think rice cakes have a bad rep. I mean, who actually took the time to eat cardboard so that they could compare its texture to this treat? With so many ways to top them, you can’t go wrong with a rice cake for a snack.
3. Apple Slices
This has to be my favorite go-to snack. There is nothing better than a fall afternoon spent eating apple slices drizzled in peanut butter, honey and cinnamon. Find more variations for how to dress up your apple slices here.
Step away from the Chipotle. Seriously, I know they deliver on LSUs campus now, but there are better ways to get your late night nutrients then a 1,000 calorie burrito with guac.
1. One-Minute Quiche In A Mug
I’m a firm believer in having breakfast food for any meal of the day. This easy quiche that can be made in your dorm room microwave is the answer to your night-time omelette cravings.
2. Microwave Eggplant
Eggplant is a great source of fiber and this 10-minute recipe is the perfect way to end a day of healthy eating.
3. Steamed Vegetables
I admit, this may be more of a side dish than a meal, but having the option to steam vegetables in your dorm room is something that can’t be passed up.