Five Easy Meals for Dorm Room Living

Living in a dorm room and not having your parents’ great cooking at hand are both big adjustments for college life. But here are five easy and healthy meals for you to get started with dorm life!


Grab a tortilla, your all-time favorite deli meat, cheese, and you’re ready to go! This is a super simple alternative to making a sandwich (bonus points for the tortillas taking up less space in the fridge than your hefty bread!). Of course add toppings to your liking.

My favorite: Deli ham, pepper jack cheese, spinach, mustard, and mayo! Play around to figure out your perfect combo.

Overnight Oats

All you need is a tub of old-fashioned oats, milk, and a mason jar. Put them all together, let the oats soak overnight, and you will wake up with a full meal ready to go! This is a great choice because it is full of antioxidants, protein, fiber.

If you want to get creative: add fun toppings like chia seeds, yogurt, fruit, or maybe even some honey!


If you want to feel like you are at Pei Wei but don’t want to pay the price, here is a simple fix. Grab some microwavable rice and a frozen stir fry. There are a lot of great frozen stir fry options that can include meat, if you like! All you have to do is pop the rice, then the stir fry in the microwave, mix them together and top with soy sauce.

Bonus: your mom will be extremely proud you got some veggies in for the day.


Just wait, this isn’t just any normal bagel. This bagel is topped with nut butter and blueberries! This meal will keep you full for a long time and is a good source of brain food due to the mix of carbs, protein, and antioxidants.

Omelette in a Mug

Rather than dirtying up a bunch of dishes, cut out a lot of time and switch to making your omelette in a mug! Go ahead and crack your egg(s) into a mug & beat them. Add in whatever toppings you would like (milk, cheese, veggies, etc.) and microwave for 90-120 seconds. Pro tip: breakfast for dinner is always a great idea.