Last Update: August 25, 2023
Late nights, caffeine-fueled study sessions, and tiny, shared dorm rooms don’t make it easy to prioritize healthy eating, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for college students to cook nutritious meals.
A bit of creativity, the right tools, and some smart recipes to lean on are all it takes to help you cook better in college. Read on for our favorite college student recipes, dorm cooking tips, and a recipe for a Spicy Cold Peanut Noodle Salad that just might replace your usual overpriced takeout order.
Loaded with antioxidant-rich fruits and topped with good-for-you add-ins like bee pollen and cacao nibs, this smoothie bowl is a world away from the usual dorm food.
With an almond flour crust mix and flavorful, nutrient-dense vegetables as toppings, this easy, homemade pizza recipe is a whole lot healthier than delivery.
Use whatever veggies you have on hand to make this spicy, colorful curry. Tip: Make a batch of rice ahead of time for easy meals throughout the week.
This easy-cleanup pasta recipe is gluten-free and full of flavor thanks to fresh sage and mascarpone cheese.
This clean-out-the-fridge dinner will help you stretch your grocery budget and cut down on food waste.
Impress your roomies by making pasta sauce from scratch (it’s easier than you think!)
Game day? Invite your friends over for a watch party and snack on this vegan version of Buffalo wings.
The perfect dorm room breakfast, overnight oats require no cooking and make a great grab-and-go meal before that 8am class.
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