Healthy Recipes for Busy College Students

Posted September 22nd, 2017 in News

Being away at college means more independence, and for many, that means mealtime becomes a matter of convenience versus health and nutrition. But just because you’re not a culinary master doesn’t mean you have to live off of pizza and fast food. Here are some simple, healthy recipes college students can make in a flash, even if all you have is a mini-fridge and a microwave.


It’s the most important meal of the day.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal

These take about 3 minutes to prep, and can be grabbed on-the-go before class. Customize with your own mix of fruits and spices.

2 Minute French Toast In A Cup

Literally, any bread will work. And you don’t even need a kitchen, just a microwave.


The Rest Of The Day

Lunch, dinner or midnight snack. We all know that when you’re on a college-student schedule, regular mealtimes can become obsolete.

5 Minute Burrito Bowl

We all love Chipotle, but a student budget probably doesn’t. Here’s an easy alternative, and you can add meat of your choice to make it non-vegetarian.

Mason Jar Greek Salad

OK, we know that mason jar salads aren’t a new concept. Here’s a recipe for an incredible Greek salad but really, you can get creative and fill your jar with whatever leafy greens, vegetable toppings you like.

Wrap & Gos

Try out any of these easy wraps for filling meals that can be thrown together just about anywhere, and eaten any time of day.

English Muffin Pizzas

OK, so maybe pizza isn’t the healthiest option. But sometimes you get a craving you can’t ignore, and these will satisfy that craving in a healthy serving size, with ingredients you can trust and manage yourself.



We didn’t forget about dessert. Here are some recipes that let you indulge without packing on the Freshman 15.


Peanut Butter Bites

These will satisfy a craving for dessert without all the sugar that’s usually included. Bonus: if made without chocolate chips, these are also dog-friendly treats.


No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls

By using a banana as a binder and dry oatmeal for structure, these cookie balls are both incredibly simple to make and pretty healthy!


Single-Serving Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just like with the English Muffin Pizzas, sometimes the name of the game is simply portion control.


Being away at school or confined to a dorm room doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy, well-balanced diet. With these recipes, college students can prepare simple, quick meals that leave you full of energy and won’t break the bank.

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