2 Easy + Delicious Recipes For When You’re On-The-Go

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

Ingredients
 ~ 1/2 – 1 cup whole grain rolled oats
~1 tablespoon chia seeds
~1 – 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
~Drizzle of agave nectar

Directions
~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.

Avocado Toast

Ingredients
~Choice of bread (I used Ezekiel)
~1 avocado
~1⁄4 lemon
~Red pepper flakes
~Sea salt

Directions
~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 

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Photos: Author’s own

Rachel Lipkin
Written by Rachel Lipkin
Rachel Lipkin is a current student at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts studying Drama with a double minor in Production and Media, Culture, and Communications. Often found either whipping up new recipes in her apartment-style dorm, breaking a sweat at her favorite fitness centers like Cyc Fitness and Yoga to the People, or practicing monologues in the practice rooms of Tisch, Rachel still makes time to channel her itch for creativity along with her passion for vegan health-food and fitness into her food account @plantbasedgeneration.