I’m officially moved in to my new dorm!
I apologize for my long absence of posting, but I have been very busy traveling, moving in, and getting ready for school to start. In my last post I promised to share some pictures of my new room, so here it is!
My side of the room.
Wall art to make my room more lively and colorful!
DIY Wall art made from simple materials: decorative paper and cardboard. Tutorial found here.
My stash of peanut butter and peanuts. This is most important to survival on campus.
Bragg’s liquid aminos is a great gluten-free soy sauce seasoning. Perfect for adding flavor to bland dorm food. Coconut milk is an all-around great product to have for baked goods and desserts.
Carrot sticks and hummus: the perfect snack for an extra dose of protein and vitamin A.
My pantry. Chock full of must-have goodies like bananas, oranges, spices, tea, unsweetened chocolate, dates, oats, rice cakes, and a gluten-free pancake mix.
Canned goods are great because they don’t need refrigeration and can be used when you need sustenance quickly.
Tupperware for leftovers, my magic bullet for smoothies and other blended items, and a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
These are just a few of the scenes in my small dorm. It’s cozy, but it has everything I need. A good-quality mini fridge keeps all my produce fresh, and storage boxes hold all my extra cooking utensils, tools, and pantry items.
The dorm food is not great, and it is hard to find gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free menu items. For this reason, I like to stock up on food to eat in my dorm. Currently, there are a few sweet potatoes baking in a small crockpot, and I can’t wait to dig into those with a dash of cinnamon!
After a few weeks of getting used to the school, I plan to compile a few tips on eating healthy in college. Until then, expect a few dorm-friendly recipes coming your way! (Which are tasty enough that you don’t need a dorm to eat them).
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Any tips you’d like to share with me and others about eating healthy in college?