Being on your own for the first time can be hard — especially when you're living in a 10 x 10 box called a dorm room that can barely fit a mini-fridge in it. We've all been there, struggling to find ways to make a meal or a snack when you just don't want to trek over to the cafeteria again. Here're a few easy 10 minute recipes for your dorm room that will definitely make cooking and eating a little easier. 

1. Acai Bowl

oatmeal, porridge, milk, granola, corn, muesli, cereal
Hailey Maher

Whoever said it's hard to eat healthy while living in a dorm must not have been that creative. This Insta-worthly acai bowl is not only super visually appealing, but also a fun and easy dorm hack for healthy eating.

2. Pizza in a Mug

cheese, tomato, sauce
Rachel Gramuglia

Who doesn't love pizza? Everyone has been sitting in their dorm room watching Netflix and craving pizza desperately wanting to call the closest place for delivery. With this awesome 2-minute recipe, you'll enjoy the miracle that is pizza without even leaving your room.  

3. Homemade Easy Mac

pasta, cheese, macaroni
Alex Weiner

While Kraft Mac n' Cheese is obviously way better than anything that comes out of a box should be, sometimes it's nice to not eat cheese in powdered form. Here's an awesome, real-cheese recipe that is catered directly to dorm life.  

4. No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

cream, cake, candy, sweet, chocolate
Kellyanne Stack

These no-bake peanut butter balls are the perfect source of protein for on-the-go breakfast while walking to class. Even better than that they're also an awesome snack to go along with a midnight study session.  

5. Clothing Iron Quesadillas 

Alex Weiner

Love quesadillas but tired of the soggy effect of the microwave? These ironed quesadillas are way too innovative and will cure you of dorm fever.