In college, your mini-fridge becomes your most reliable companion, best friend, and possible soulmate. While it’s easy to get swept up in the affordability of Ramen Noodles and other time saving junk foods, healthy eating is not as unachievable as it may seem. Here are two easy-to-make, healthy recipes that are perfect for any college student looking to vamp up their diet.
When you have to sprint across campus to make your 9 a.m. lecture (I totally feel your pain), breakfast can be an easy meal to overlook. This simple overnight oats recipe is perfect to get you ready for the day with little-to-no hassle.
Simple Overnight Oats
~ 1/2 – 1 cup whole grain rolled oats
~1 tablespoon chia seeds
~1 – 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
~Drizzle of agave nectar
~Combine all ingredients in a bowl/container the night before
~Mix together until even, cover and place in the fridge
~In the morning, either eat cold or heat up in the microwave
~Top with your choice of toppings such as fruit and/or nut butter
Pictured: organic blueberries, raw peanut butter, cocoa dusted banana chips, unsweetened coconut shreds
Although typically regarded as a fundamental brunch food, the infamous avocado toast is a phenomenal meal choice at any time of the day. With only a few simple ingredients, this nutrient loaded bad-boy is great for on-the-go or eating in.
~Choice of bread (I used Ezekiel)
~Red pepper flakes
~Toast 2 slices of your choice of bread
~While the bread is toasting, mash an avocado until smooth in a bowl
~Squeeze 1⁄4 of a lemon into the bowl and mix in
~Spread the avocado mash onto your toast and season with sea salt and red pepper flakes
Photos: Author’s own