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Stocking your "kitchen"

Don’t fill that dorm room mini-fridge with chocolate bars and beer


Stocking your “kitchen”
Don’t fill that dorm room mini-fridge with chocolate bars and beer

Keep healthy snacks readily available.  Complex carbohydrates are ideal since they take longer to digest due to their substance.  They are also the preferred source of energy for your body and mind.  Aim for your snacks to be lower in sugar and “bad” fats (saturated and trans). Snacking on complex carbs together with some protein will keep you feeling ‘full longer’ and will stomp out uncontrollable urges to binge on sugary or salty cravings.

Healthy must-haves

  • Whole grain cereal with low-fat milk or alternative (soy, rice or almond milk)
  • Instant oatmeal (add some fresh fruit to it as well)
  • Yogurt with pro-biotics; great for your intestinal health 
  • Whole grain crackers with nut butters
  • Water and 100% real fruit juice 
  • Fresh fruit and/or unsweetened apple sauce
  • Cut up veggies (serve with hummus for extra “yum”)
  • Seeds and nuts (almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc)
  • Leftovers- bring that remaining soup, stir-fry, or pasta home with you and save money
For more about nutrition, visit Joanne’s website