Microwave Cooking and Dining Hall Hacks

One of my biggest issues I’ve had since being in college is the food. Plus, I don’t eat meat so that makes the selection even slimmer. To me, eating good food plays a big role in how you feel. So I thought I’d look into some healthy (for the most part) recipes that you can make right in your dorm room!


Microwave Recipes

I have tried some of these microwave recipes but not all of them. I am so excited to try these. I thought I’d share these recipes that I plan to try and you can try them with me!




Blueberry Muffins


Cinnamon Maple Breakfast Quinoa


Steamed Vegetables



Mug Brownie


Dining Hall Hacks

  • At some colleges you’re able to fill water bottles with juice. However, if you are at one of the schools that doesn’t allow you to take drinks in a water bottle you can bring a funnel with you. Get your drinks from the fountain and put it in a cup. When you get back to your seat, put the funnel in your water bottle and pour the cup of juice inside. You may need a few trips to fill your bottle, but this gets the job done.
  • Some schools also offer to go boxes and to go cups. I know at my school we’re charged money if we don’t bring the box back or back to the correct dining hall. So instead you could bring your own tupperware container in your backpack or you could put your food in the to go cups that they don’t need back.
  • If there’s something you like to eat at home and the dining hall sort-of has it you can make it your own. For example, at home I make waffles with flax seed and nuts. So I bring my own flax seed and crushed nuts and mix it with the batter the school already has. That way you can re-vamp the dining hall food and add some nutritional value.


I hope this post was helpful! What food hacks do you use in college?



3 Comments Add yours

  1. Matthew Rose says:

    Cheese and marmite toasties! Also cheesy beany egg waffles after a night out.

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    1. I have never heard of those! I looked them up and they look pretty good. I’ll have to give them a try! Thanks(:

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  2. Matthew Rose says:

    Starbucks do a cheese and marmite sandwich, although this will depend on where you are in the world; I am not sure of the marmite situation in countries apart from the UK and Australia. Cheesy beany egg waffles are:-

    3 potato waffles topped with a layer of baked beans (Heinz is best), topped with a layer of cheese, topped with a further layer of beans and a further layer of cheese, topped with a fried egg. You may also incorporate sausages if so inclined or particularly hung over.


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