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15 Dorm Room Recipes That Can Help Keep Off The Freshman 15

These could help prevent the freshman 15.

There are a great many freedoms that come with leaving home and going off to college, but the freedom to cook is not one of them. Sure, some people are lucky enough to find themselves with access to a dorm that has an adjoining kitchen, but most of us starting off our first years at university are equipped with nothing more than a mini fridge and a microwave -- if that.

The dining hall is magical when school first starts, but the stir-fry station and never-ending soft serve do lose their luster over time. When that happens, we've got you covered: with recipes you can make in your dorm room that are good AND healthy.

Most of these can be made with nothing more than a microwave -- only two of them require a toaster (or a toaster oven). And they'll all taste better than what you can get at the dining hall.

1
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
2
Fresh Muesli With Apples, Currants And Toasted Almonds
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds recipe from Viviane Bauquet Farre via Food52
3
Tomato And Basil Cream Cheese Toast
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Tomato And Basil Cream Cheese Toast recipe from A Beautiful Mess
4
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
How Sweet It Is
Get the Chocolate Avocado Pudding recipe from How Sweet It Is
5
Fancified Greek Yogurt (Four Options)
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Fancified Greek Yogurt (Four Options) recipe from A Beautiful Mess
6
Avocado Egg Salad
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Avocado Egg Salad recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
7
Healthy No-Bake Cookies
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Healthy No-Bake Cookies recipe from A Beautiful Mess
8
Tuscan Tuna And White Bean Salad
Bev Cooks
9
Fancy Ramen Noodles
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Fancy Ramen Noodles recipe from A Beautiful Mess
10
Avocado Toast With Goat Cheese
How Sweet It Is
Get the Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese recipe from How Sweet It Is
11
Healthy Chocolate Banana Shake
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Healthy Chocolate Banana Shake recipe from A Beautiful Mess
12
Rad Rainbow Raw Pad Thai
Oh She Glows
Get the Rad Rainbow Raw Pad Thai recipe from Oh She Glows
13
Jalapeño Guacamole With Kale
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Jalapeño Guacamole with Kale recipe from A Beautiful Mess
14
Chia Seed Pudding
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Chia Seed Pudding recipe from A Beautiful Mess
15
Eggocado
Tim Ferriss
You're going to need a toaster oven for this one, but it. Is. Worth. It. Get the Eggocado recipe from Tim Ferriss

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15 Quick and Healthy Recipes