A Guide on Dorm Snacks

Source: Dorm Room Cook

Everyone likes granola bars and chex mix, but what if it’s late at night and they’ve run out? This article discusses how to cook delicious yet healthy dorm food, along with some other useful kitchen hacks. According to Alvin Zhou at Tasty, there are many dorm-friendly microwavable meals, including the famous Mac ‘N’ Cheese and 3 Minute Mug Omelette


Mac ‘N’ Cheese

For the Mac ‘N’ Cheese, the ingredients are elbow macaroni, milk, and cheese. There are some other required seasonings, such as salt and pepper, but you should easily find them in your school cafeteria. First, start by mixing the macaroni, water, and salt in a microwaveable mug, and then microwave that for 2-3 minutes. After stirring, add the milk, cheese, salt, and pepper, then mix thoroughly. Microwave for another 30 seconds, stir, and garnish with a sprinkle of chives, which are optional. Congratulations and enjoy your very own microwaved Mac ‘N’ Cheese!


Mug Omelette

Mug omelettes are a very tasty yet simple alternative to scrambled or hard boiled eggs. Similar to the previous recipe, this one was also by Alvin from Tasty, and its ingredients include eggs, ham, bell pepper, and spinach, salt, and pepper. The steps to this recipe are fairly straightforward; be sure to combine all the ingredients in a microwaveable mug, and then cook for 2-3 minutes. Remember to keep an eye on the egg so it doesn’t overflow. Stir halfway through the cooking process, and once it’s over, enjoy your omelette and, if you feel like it, share some with your friends!


Mason Jar Blueberry Pancakes

Sometimes, pancakes are the perfect solution to a rainy morning, especially on campus. On top of that, they’re super easy to make! First, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl and mix well. Then, add in the wet ingredients: milk, butter, and egg. Microwave the batter for 1-2 minutes or add butter to a griddle to cook pancakes there. Another great aspect about this is being able to store the batter in the fridge for a week.


Egg And Cheese Tortillas

Making burritos in only two minutes may sound impossible, but it’s actually quite simple. You need two large eggs, two flour tortillas, and a few slices of cheese—it’s mainly dependent on personal preference, but Cheddar may work better than American cheese here. Although these are simple and nothing super fancy, they can definitely be a life-saver on some days.


If you want to make an omelette but don’t have any eggs, or if you want to bake something but don’t have an oven, there are many other options to make tasty snacks. Keep in mind that sometimes more doesn’t always mean better. As long as you’re not expecting a three-course meal, you can definitely use whatever is most convenient and available around you. For example, if you have some bread, butter, and eggs, then try to come up with a microwaved french toast. If you have some fruits and leftover oatmeal and peanut butter, try to make a quick protein snack. The most important concept is not how the food is made or what it looks like, but more of its nutritional value and taste.

About the Author

Michelle Sun
Hello! My Acronym position is Lifestyle Section Editor this year. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, crocheting, jogging with friends, or even doing a few extra math problems. I'm an avid learner and am part of Girls Who Code on campus as well as cross country and track.

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