Picture this: it’s late at night and you’re finishing (or starting) that essay due tomorrow.  You’re not planning on sleeping any time soon, so you’re hungry.  With a stocked supply of healthy snacks, you can resist the temptation of the vending machine or the 24-hour pizza place.  Here are some of my favorites.

 

Peanut butter is a staple in college dorm rooms.  Natural peanut butter is better for you than regular peanut butter.  Try almond or cashew butter if you’re feeling adventurous.

 

Cereal is every college student’s best friend.  Pick up a box of high-fiber, low-sugar cereal like bran flakes or plain Cheerios, and add your own sweet mix-ins.  I like to add chocolate chips for just a bit of sweetness.

 

As for fruit, stick to shelf-stable choices like apples, pears, and bananas.  They’ll last longer in your room and don’t require prep work to eat.

 

Chocolate-covered almonds are delicious and indulgent, while still offering the healthy fats and vitamins of almonds.

 

If you have a mini fridge in your room, stock it with pre-cut veggies and hummus.  They’re a quick, easy, and super nutritious snack.

 

I hope these suggestions help you stay healthy and satisfied in your dorm room!