Easy + Healthy Dining Hall Hacks

As college students, we all have those days when we don’t feel like eating anything in the dining hall, yet others when we’re tempted to eat all the pizza and dessert in the world. I mean, let’s face it — when you have all the food you could ever want at your disposal, it can be hard to eat healthy.

While we all love a good cheat day (let’s be honest, I could eat cupcakes all day every day), it’s important to fuel our body with nutritious foods — especially since we’re working so hard in college! It’s not always easy or convenient to cook for yourself, so over the years I’ve accumulated a list of go-to simple and yummy dining hall hacks. Here are my favorites:

Yogurt Parfait / Smoothie Bowl

I love fruit and am a big fan of incorporating it into my everyday diet. Yogurt parfaits and smoothie bowls are so easy to make, taste delicious, and are totally Instagram-worthy!


Hummus Platter

There are so many delicious flavors of hummus, but I recently discovered eggplant hummus and I am obsessed! Hummus is nutritious and super easy to dip with anything, from raw veggies to crackers. I personally love eating it with Carr’s crackers, pretzels, carrots, and celery.

Peanut Butter and Banana Toast

A healthier alternative to PB&J, this is my favorite for lazy weekend brunches. It’s not as sweet as PB&J and has a good dose of fiber, protein, and other nutrients. Plus, it tastes absolutely amazing. And this is coming from someone who hates bananas!!


Are there any dining hall hacks that you know and love? Share with me below!



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