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.