Are you tired of eating in the cafeteria or wanting to eat healthier? Here are the best healthy college meals that won’t break the bank.
It can be hard to eat healthy in college, but it’s not impossible. Most of the time, college students would instead pick up fast food or Doordash than cook.
But there are tons of benefits of eating healthier in college, including making good grades and feeling happier. When I was living in my dorm, I was tired of eating cafeteria food, and I needed some cheap college meals that were easy and healthy.
So I’ve put together this list of 24 college recipes including healthy college snacks, breakfast, and college meals that any student can master. These college recipes are great for creating a healthy college meal prep.
Here is my free healthy college grocery list the next time you go shopping to add your new favorite meals.
Healthy College Breakfast
1. Omelet in A mug
I can't believe that you can make an omelet in a mug.
Whoever created this is a complete genius. If you're looking for a healthy breakfast for college students, this is for you.
2. BErry Smoothie
A strawberry smoothie is a great healthy college meal on a budget.
I made my strawberry smoothies with my highly rated ninja blender. This recipe edoesn't require a lot of ingredients and ready in a matter of minutes.
3. Yogurt Partfait
A yogurt parfait doesn't have to be boring. With yogurt parfaits, you can customize what you want. You could do a different yogurt, add granola, honey, or your favorite fruit.
4. Cinnamon Roll in a Mug
Cinnamon roll in a mug?! Yes, please, if you have a sweet tooth, this is a great option that doesn't require an oven.
5. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is one of the easiest and healthiest college breakfast ideas. This is something that it's simple, but you can make it any way you want. Some people like that eggs on there or add everything bagel seasoning on top.
6. Microwave Poach Eggs
Who knew you could make eggs in the microwave?
These poached eggs will make a healthy college meal in a matter of minutes.
7. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats, but change your life. It's a great addition to your healthy college meal prep. You can make this the day before and have breakfast on the go if you're running late.
HEALTHY Lunch Ideas For College
8. Spinach feta grilled cheese
How delicious does the spinach feta grilled cheese look like? All you need is some frozen spinach, red pepper flakes, and feta, and you have a mouthwatering grilled cheese.
9. Microwave Mac and cheese
If you're looking for a home-style meal, you can't go wrong with macaroni and cheese. It's a yummy 5 ingredient meal for college students. It can be made in less than five minutes, with only a few ingredients.
10. Spinach ricotta pasta in a mug
This lasagna is so good. And the best part of it is all you need is a mug and a microwave. This easy college meal can be made and ready in 15 minutes!
11. Bow ties and broccoli
This bowties and broccoli bowl is a great last-minute weeknight meal after a long night of studying.
If you need something to make fast, it doesn't require many ingredients and gives you a boost of energy.
12. Burrito bowl
Need a healthy vegetarian college meal? This super healthy dorm food idea that can be made in under five minutes and looks delicious.
How good does this look?
This is a healthier version of taquitos that you can make in your dorm.
Now I know that everyone doesn't love salads, but it's a great meal that is easy to make and can be made ahead of time. You can also customize your salad with all the ingredients you want.
HEALTHY Dinner IDEAS FOR COLLEGE
When I found this recipe, I was shocked that you can make enchiladas in your microwave.
If you're craving some enchiladas, this is a good option.
It'll be ready in under an hour , and everyone loves it!
17. Sheet Pan Dinner
What I love about sheet pan dinner is that it's a great option for college meal prep. I love making steak and roasted veggies and brown rice.
18. George Forman Salmon
19. Chicken veggie and potatoes
I love this chicken recipe because every time I use this recipe, the chicken is always moist and juicy before this recipe made chicken extremely dry and unappetizing. Plus, for dinner, all you need is a protein, your favorite veggie and carb.
20. crockpot chicken Alfredo
If you're looking for some healthy crockpot recipes, this is for you. This mouthwatering chicken Alfredo can be made in the morning and be ready by dinner time.
I loved having my crockpot in college because I can make it in the morning, and it will be prepared by the time I'm back from school.
Healthy College Snacks
21. Apple Nachos
If you haven't had Apple nachos, you have to now. It's something really easy that you can put together, but it's healthy also. All it is is apples, honey, and your favorite nut butter.
22. PB Balls
If you're looking for a burst of energy, these peanut butter balls are the way to do it. You can make it the weekend before the week, and you'll have it throughout the rest of the week.
You have to try boom Chicka boom kettle popcorn. It's the best popcorn ever, not to be over exaggerating. It's popcorn but with fewer calories.
24. Sour Grapes
I love sour grapes! It tastes just like candy, but it's a healthier version.
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