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Dorm Room Cooking : Healthy Dorm Room Snacks


Everyone knows you can’t study on an empty
stomach. Hi, I’m Alexa Sparkman, and today we’re going to talk about healthy dorm room
snacking. When you’ve got the munchies it’s really easy to reach for the high fat, high
sugar options. Today, we’re going to talk about something that might be a little bit
more healthy. First of all, have you ever considered munching on blueberries? Blueberries
are high in antioxidant’s and make a great snake. Consider munching on them instead of
those peanut M&M’s. Of course, other fresh fruit options would be bananas, apples, grapes,
any number of things. Just remember, buying thing’s in the grocery store, only buy what
you can eat in three or four days. And if banana’s come in a bunch, you could break
off one or two, that’s ok. It’s even ok to take out a stem of grapes then the big bag
that the grocery store wants you to buy. Other options would be canned fruit packed in it’s
own juice, or the little fruit cups. Yogurt is always a good dorm room option, keep a
few handy in the refrigerator. Another thing you might consider would be a heart-healthy
nut, and fruit nuts. When you’re looking for a trail mix like this make sure that you’re
getting a variety of nuts, and dried fruit’s like berries, they tend to have more antioxidants
then some of the high sugar tropical fruit options. Of course, popcorn is a good late
night snack, and, any more, you can even buy a hundred calorie packs of microwave popcorn.
Hot chocolate on a cold winters night is a good option, having a few packs in the dorm
room is quick and easy. All you have to do is add hot water. And then, we’ve always got
the carrot and ranch dip snack, it’s nice to keep a few things on hand when you’ve got
those crunchy munchies. There are, also, some sweet options when the sweet tooth hits. Consider,
when you’re choosing cookies, those that are high in fiber and low in fat. If you’re trying
to find a meal replacement, there are plenty of bar options out there, if you’re running
between class, and you know you’re not going to make it back for a meal in the cafeteria,
consider the meal replacement bars. Or, if you just need a little snack, trail mix bars
are a good option when you’re on the go. And that’s how you eat healthy dorm room snacks.
I’m Alexa Sparkman until next time.

William Babineau

11 Comments

  1. Actually i've heard that microwave popcorn are just as unhealthy as some chips. If you want to make it healthy, the way to go is popping them in a cooking pan.

    Other than that, helpfull. And no, cocoa isn't the healthiest option. But if you snack healthy on berries, fruits and yoghurt most of the time, a cup of cocoa or some popcorn isn't bad for you. You need to find your own bounderies there.

  2. @Milluw popcorn is healthy for you its all that butter that they put on the microwave ones lol but yes in general it is very unhealthy

  3. @love4guitar123 Yeah, thats why its best to pop in a cooking pan. Since then you can control your own amount of fats/oils 🙂

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