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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023

Five Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm

Most recipes can be made in the microwave. Photo by Aliyah Dorsey.
Most recipes can be made in the microwave. Photo by Aliyah Dorsey.

Sometimes as a student the dining options are just not enough. You may want to mix up your eating habits. However, many students don’t have access to a kitchen to test their culinary skills. There are options to fix this common issue. Here are five meals you can make in your dorm room.

1.Brownie in a Mug

Let’s start with dessert! This brownie is really good for treating that late night sweet tooth.


2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons water
1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash salt
2 tablespoons white sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons flour

1. In a mug mix water, salt, melted butter and vanilla extract together

2. Then mix in cocoa powder, sugar and flour

3. Put in microwave for 60 seconds. The center should be a little soft but not gooey

4. Let sit and eat with a spoon!

2.Pizza Dip

This recipe is good for a late night snack or a party with friends.


1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
Breadsticks or tortilla chips

1.Dump all the cheeses and italian seasoning onto a plate or bowl. Make sure to stir them well together.

2. Then add pizza sauce and another layer of cheeses (can add peppers or onions on top)

3. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted

4. Let sit and enjoy!

3.Ramen and Meatballs

Every college student has access to ramen. Sometimes even that can get boring so here is an easy way to mix it up.  


1 packet of ramen noodles

1 jar of pasta sauce

1 package of frozen meatballs


1.Cook ramen as instructed on package

2. Add pasta sauce

3. Add cooked frozen meatballs

4.Stir together

5. Enjoy!

4. Overnight Oatmeal Bowl

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here is how you can prepare a great breakfast in advance.


1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup milk + splash in the morning
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1. Make a bowl of oatmeal according to package

2.Mix in blueberries, flax seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon and milk

3. Cover and put in fridge overnight

4. In the morning uncover and splash in some milk and you are ready to go!

5. Mason Jar Salad

When you’re a student you are constantly on the go. Here is a healthy snack to take with you to class.


1 Mason jar

A packet of lettuce

Favorite fruits and vegetables


1. In a Mason jar put lettuce and your favorite fruits and veggies

2.Shake well

3. Keep it in your fridge for later or pack in your backpack right then


Many times as a student you may forget how important feeding yourself is, or you may get bored with the campus food options. It is important to know that you do have options about what you eat and there are things you can cook in your dorm.



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