Living in a dorm and being without a kitchen can get frustrating when you accidentally miss dining hall hours or just don’t want the options that are available. Want some quick and healthy snacks that you can make in your dorm room without fancy appliances? These quick snack ideas are healthy, easy to pack up and take to-go, and will keep you full no matter what you have going on. On a tight college student budget? No worries—these recipes also go easy on your wallet. 

1. Yogurt and Granola

This is one of my favorite go-to things to eat when I'm feeling the munchies. What I love about yogurt and granola is that you can customize it in so many ways. I like to top plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon, fruit (banana, berries, apples), granola, chia seeds, peanut butter, and sometimes some honey. This snack is portable and has lots of protein, good fats, and carbs.

2. Oatmeal

Like yogurt, oatmeal is also a snack that is super customizable. I like to make my oats with cinnamon, honey, fruit, nuts, peanut butter, dried cranberries, and other delicious toppings. The best part about oatmeal is that it's easy to make, packed with nutrients, and does its job in keeping you full. Check out some great oatmeal recipe ideas from this article

3. Veggies and Hummus

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Marie Chantal Marauta

Hummus and veggies are such a good snack when you want something savory. Simply cut up some carrots, celery, bell peppers, snap peas, cauliflower, and other veggies that you love, then dip into a bowl of hummus (or guacamole) and enjoy! I like to get little cups of to-go hummus from the grocery store because they’re so easy to grab and go. This snack is also an easy way to get in your veggies and protein.

4. Rice Cakes and Peanut Butter

I love snacking on rice cakes because they satisfy my carb cravings, but are lighter and have fewer calories than a slice of bread or crackers. One way I like them is topped with some peanut butter, cinnamon, and banana. You can also make them a savory snack by adding toppings such as guacamole and hummus.

5. Apples and Peanut Butter

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Kristine Mahan

Fresh-sliced apples and peanut butter—such a simple and delicious snack. If I'm feeling extra fun, I like a sprinkle of cinnamon on the apples. This pairing is also easy to take along with you in a Tupperware or Ziploc bag to to work or class.

6. Low Fat Cheese and Crackers

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Amber Holte

Who doesn't love cheese and crackers? I like to buy pre-sliced cheeses and whole grain crackers from the grocery store to bring on-the-go. This combo is a nice savory snack, and cheese is a good source of protein to keep you full.

No more toughing it out next time the dining halls close or you don't feel like eating anything they have available. Keep these basic ingredients in your dorm, and try your hand at these quick, healthy, and delicious combinations next time you have cravings for a bite to eat.