Monday, May 20, 2013

Take 10

Don’t fear the freshman 15.

Stock your dorm room fridge with healthy eats and treats to avoid slipping into unhealthy eating habits as you adjust to college challenges and a new routine. Keep these staples in your mini-fridge:

1. Low-fat cheese. Eat it alone or in quesadillas from the microwave.

2. Pre-washed and pre-cut colorful veggies for snacking. Got access to a kitchen? Toss some in a quick stir-fry.

3. Fruit. Keep fresh in the fridge and dried in an airtight container. Sprinkle dried fruit on your morning oatmeal and grab fresh for an afternoon snack.

4. Water. A water-filter pitcher instead of bottled water helps you save.

5. Nuts and nut butter.

6. Eggs. Scramble them in a microwave-safe bowl or mug. Toss in veggies and cheese for a variation on the classic omelet.

7. Fat-free or low-fat milk and yogurt. Jazz up yogurt with cinnamon and chocolate chips for a healthy dessert.

8. Hummus, great for snacking, doubles as a healthy sandwich spread.

9. Salsa. Make your own -- there’s sure to be someone in the dorm with a blender. Pair with whole chips or veggies.

10. You can add other foods, but read labels for total sugars, fats and calories.
Source: MyPlate

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