Originally Posted by Soft Speaker
I am going shopping this weekend to stock my dorm with healthy snacks and meals. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for food I can buy that is easy to pack to class or take to work? It doesn't necessarily have to be packaged. I am okay with packing up a small tupperware filled with goodies. But my fridge is tiny and the freezer is even smaller. So I have to think about what I buy and if I have room for it.
I'd also love some suggestions for breads. I wanna buy some peanut butter and deli meat to make sandwiches. Anyone wanna share their healthy bread option?
(I am not a fan of HFCS so I try and stay away from anything that is super processed, aka WAY too many things I can't pronounce in the ingredients list
AND (sorry I have so many questions XD) what kinda healthy sauces or spreads to substitute mayo do you put on your sandwiches?
Thanks ladies and gents!
Good for you for making these changes! When I lived in the dorm, I was lucky enough to have a suite that had a full kitchen with oven and large fridge, so I applaud your efforts to work with your small fridge and lack of food prep space. Here are some ideas:
Celery sticks -- cut these up ahead of time for a quick snack. Add peanut butter for extra protein. If you put the celery sticks in a zipper bag, you can stack quite a few on top of each other.
Bell peppers -- cut up red or green peppers into strips and store them in single serving sizes so you can grab and go without having to measure. I eat mine with a little bit of hummus for extra flavor.
Apples -- cut into slices and put into zippered bags.
Baby carrots -- no need to peel or slice.
Low-fat string cheese -- look for part-skim mozzarella or another low-fat cheese. If you have to, you can separate the package into single sticks and then stick each piece wherever you have room in the fridge.
Almonds and walnuts -- easy to store, doesn't take up a lot of space.
As far as bread, I am not eating much of it these days, but I would look for something that is whole-grain. Look at the bread to see if it has visible grains on it -- some brands even add dry oatmeal to their breads.
I use honey mustard instead of mayo -- 10 calories per serving instead of more than 100. You can also make an avocado spread by mashing an avocado and adding desired seasonings, but that might be a bit much to do in a college dorm room. Some garlic or roasted red pepper hummus might make a good spread as well.