Easy Healthy College Meal Replacements

easy healthy college meals

Are you looking for some easy healthy college meal plans? There are many healthy options to choose from. You don’t have to look very far to find them. These easy healthy college meal plans are quick, easy, and filled with good-for-your-health nutrients.

One of the best places to find healthy ideas for your college meals is to do a search on the web. You can literally find thousands of great ideas by just doing an online search. Just type in the words “healthy” or “diet” and millions of different recipes and tips will come up. Here are a couple things to keep in mind when choosing your recipe.

Taste Too Strong

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First, the healthier the recipe, the tastier it will probably taste. So be aware that if you’re used to eating fried chicken salad as your lunch or dinner all day long that it may not be so healthy to eat as the equivalent of chicken salad in college meals. Also realize that you may not want to choose the spicy or more robust variety of chicken salad. Many people do actually enjoy that taste, but many others may find the taste too strong. So be aware of what you really like and what will work best for you.

The next thing to remember is that the key to creating any healthy college meal is using only five ingredients. These five ingredients should be simple, whole foods that you find in your everyday grocery store. You don’t need anything fancy; you just need some fresh produce, protein (which can be found in many different ways), and a vegetable or salad. Some other great choices for your five ingredients include apples, celery sticks, avocados, tuna, rice, and peas.

Healthy College Meals

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Now that you know what you need to create your five ingredient healthy college meals, it’s time to get started. First, make sure you have all of your ingredients ready before you begin to cook. Start by running the dishwasher to get all of your dirty dishes out. Next, you’ll want to get your pots and pans ready, so go through your kitchen and check to see what you have. I know that my dorm room had one dishwasher full of dishes, but you should always have at least one dishwasher full in your kitchen. Now you’re ready to begin cooking!

After you have cleaned up your kitchen, get out your measuring spoon and your raw vegetables. Now you’re going to mix together your healthy college meal replacement, which will be a recipe that you create for yourself. I know a lot of people who like to buy the prepackaged items from the store, but I find it to be very boring. Creating your own healthy meal replacement is a lot more fun, so I encourage you to do so!

If you do not know how to make a recipe already, I would highly suggest looking for it online. There are plenty of great free recipes available online, so look no further than your favorite search engine! Once you have found a great recipe that you know you can implement into your daily routine, it really isn’t that hard at all. A lot of the time, all you have to do is adjust the ingredients to your own personal taste and that is the hardest part!


One great thing about making your own healthy college meals is that you can do it ahead of time, so if you’re in a hurry or you know that your next meal won’t be until later in the evening, you can still prepare your meal. It only takes five minutes, and it can be done before you go to bed! Once you have your fried rice, you can enjoy it with your favorite fruit juice, milk or sugar-free soda. You will be so glad you took the time to create your own healthy recipe for your next dorm!

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