Just because you’ve left for college doesn’t mean you have to succumb to ramen noodle dinners. Not every meal needs to be a masterpiece, but with some simple ingredients and a little creativity, you can turn your dorm room into a kitchen.

Useful Kitchen Supplies:

  • Bowls (big and small)
  • Lunchbox
  • Gel packs
  • Tupperware containers
  • Ziplock baggies
  • Plastic utensils
  • Strainer
  • Pam spray
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Can opener
  • Mug
  • Ramekin
  • Paper plates

Breakfast Ideas:

Lunch Ideas:

  • Turkey sandwich with cheese, lettuce, and tomato
  • Low sodium canned soup with crackers
  • Crackers, cheese, salami, fruit
  • Yogurt, fruit, nuts
  • Microwave Mac and cheese

Dinner Ideas:

  • Microwave rice w/ canned beans
    • Add cheese, lettuce, and prepared pico di gallo as a topping
  • Kashi or Amys frozen meal and  low sodium canned veggies
  • Homemade tuna, chicken, or pasta salad
  • Microwave baked potato
  • Frozen spring rolls

Snack Ideas:

  • Fruit
  • Cheese sticks
  • Nuts
  • Graham crackers & almond butter
  • Popcorn
  • Pita bread or vegetables and hummus
  • Dried fruit
  • 1/2 sandwich
  • Granola bar



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