The Dorm Dietitian

Easy and Healthy Dorm Snacks and Dinners!

Hey everyone!

Can you believe school is starting soon? If you’re moving into a dorm or apartment for the year, my best advice is to buy/rent a mini-fridge! It really helped me out my freshman year and it came in handy when I got tired of eating the cafeteria food or just didn’t feel like walking there…haha oh the struggle. Anyways…here are some great ideas to help fill your fridge!

Amy’s Frozen Dinners and Snacks

Just had her pizza rolls for lunch and my oh my they were gooooood. They’re super easy to pop in the microwave and all of her food is organic with no preservatives! She also packs her frozen food in paper instead of plastic. My other favorites? The burritos, pesto tortellini, and mac and cheese. The best place to buy these is at Target, they cost around $3!

Eggo Waffles

If you’re like me, breakfast is appropriate at any time of the day. I just heat these up in the microwave (unless you’re lucky and your dorm lets you bring a toaster) for a quick breakfast (or lunch…). Lots of flavors to choose from too!

Frozen Fruit and Veggies

This makes it easy to get your 5 a day! Frozen fruit and veggies are easy to make and more reliable than on-campus options. You can even jazz up your water by placing some fruit in your water bottle!

Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt

We all get ice cream cravings…so why not make it good for you? My favorite the vanilla because it tastes exactly like ice cream and has a great source of protein!

What is your favorite snack? Have you tried any of these? Let me know!

xoxo,

The Dorm Dietitian

New post coming soon! Keep your eyeballs on the lookout :)

Savvy Shopping for Back to School!

J.Crew. Nike. Ralph Lauren. Gap. Under $30.

Sound good?

I thought so.

I went shopping this past weekend, and I did pretty good, I must admit. And I don’t feel guilty at all. You know why? Sales!

Here are some tips to help you get the best deals for back-to-school clothes:

-Take advantage of the J. Crew sale section. They always have a lot of cute merchandise (especially their chino shorts. I got a pair of hot pink shorts and they cost me $12 (usually $45)). All clearance merchandise is always an extra percentage off, and they also offer a student discount of 15% with an ID.

-Department stores are your friend. Stores like Dillards and Macy’s carry name brands like Nike and Ralph Lauren. They also have amazing sales that discount those brands, and they have coupons! I got a $36 Nike shirt for $17 and a $60 Ralph Lauren pajama set for $25. Score!

-Don’t be afraid to ask for a price match if something is cheaper online. Often times they’ll match it for you at checkout!

-Student discounts! There are a lot of stores and restaurants that offer student discounts. Take advantage of them and save money!

Have you bought anything yet for back to school? Let me know!

xoxo,

The Dorm Dietitian 

 

Get ready for my next article: how to get the best deals on back to school clothes! 😊

Get ready for my next article: how to get the best deals on back to school clothes! 😊