22 Cheap and Easy Ways To Eat Healthier In College


Snacks, meals, and strategies for dining hall ninjas and dorm chefs.

BuzzFeed Health also reached out to registered dietitian Abby Langer, owner of Abby Langer Nutrition, to get her advice.

Btw, most of these tips are for dorm living — like when all you have is a microwave, mini-fridge, and/or access to a dining hall. But a few of them assume you have access to a kitchen, too.

Get a microwave steamer.

Get a microwave steamer.

“It doubles for both cooking veggies and pasta. It's simple and easy. Those Ziploc steaming bags are also great (and they cook fish too).”

—Trista Rae Shideler, Facebook

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Hoard the dining hall’s free condiments to make tasty snacks.

Hoard the dining hall's free condiments to make tasty snacks.

“My dining hall had honey packets, peanut butter minis, and low-fat cream cheese minis in the condiment section. I would load up on those and put them in my mini-fridge to use as snacks for late night study sessions. Honey on low-fat yogurt, peanut butter on apples or graham crackers, and cream cheese with celery were my healthy alternatives during the week.”

—Danni Vasquez-Corpus

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Flavor your ramen with soy sauce and garlic powder instead of the included packet.

Flavor your ramen with soy sauce and garlic powder instead of the included packet.

—skylare408bf0a07

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