Nutrition Education

Eating Healthy In College: Part 2

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In Eating Healthy in College: Part 1, I discussed some techniques for eating healthy with limited time, space, and money. I showed you some ideas of foods to stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer with. Now, I will offer some meal ideas using the foods from that first post.

Breakfast Ideas

Quick and Easy Breakfast Sandwich

Peanut butter toast with a “Hearty Berry Smoothie”

Berry Smoothie and toast

Cinnamon oatmeal or hot rice cereal with fruit and nuts

Hot Rice Cereal

Pancakes with fruit and yogurt. Use the mix suggested in the previous post, or make my Whole Wheat Pancake recipe.

Breakfast Burritos– Make the whole recipe and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge/freezer to be warmed for breakfast throughout the week.

Toasted Whole Wheat English Muffins topped with red bell pepper eggs and/or mashed avocados with a tomato slab.

Breakfast English Muffins

Cold cereal with nuts and fruit


Lunch Ideas

Grilled avocado and “Hearty Red Pepper Hummus” Panini

Hearty Tuna Sandwich or Tuna Mix with Whole Wheat Crackers

Tuna Mix with Veggies and Crackers

Baked potato with broccoli, cheese, Greek Yogurt, green onions

Baked potato

Barbecue Chicken Chopped Salad– Use canned or rotisserie chicken for a quick fix

Bean and Cheese Crisp with Salsa


Greek yogurt mixed with honey, fruit, and nuts

yogurt fruit nuts

Hearty Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with celery, carrots, and bell pepper (Follow the link to the super easy recipe!)

hummus and veggie snack

Ants on a Log- Celery filled with peanut butter and topped with raisins.

ants on a log

Cottage cheese with grapes or cherry tomatoes

snack cottage cheese and tomatoes

Cliff Bars or Luna Bars

Apples and/or carrots with peanut butter


Stir fry (frozen mix) with cashews over brown jasmine rice

stir fry with cashews and jasmine rice

Whole wheat pasta and marinara sauce (add chicken for protein) with green vegetable

Chili Beans over Corn Waffle with fruit salad

Chili Cheese Baked Potato

Tuna Salad Mix in a lettuce wrap with cheese bread

Tuna mix lettce wrap

Chicken Caesar Salad (or any other bagged mix) with garlic cheese bread

Grilled or baked chicken with steamed veggie mix

Savory Egg and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles with a smoothie

Happy Studying!!

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