Dorm Room Food Pantry
While many of us might not associate a food pantry with a college dorm room, ask any student who lives on campus and they will tell you that a well-stocked, in-room, food supply is vital to a happy college life. Equipped with a just mini-fridge, a microwave, and a Keurig, a clever undergrad can easily transform a dorm room into a real foodie bistro.
While keeping in mind limited space, and of course, a limited budget, here is our syllabus for any college student hoping to pass that all-important class, Dorm Room Pantry Basics 101.
Breakfast: Dashing off to that early morning chemistry lab on an empty stomach is not a good idea, so be sure to stock up easy to-grab-and-go items like cereal, granola, oatmeal, fruit cups, and breakfast bars.
Meals: There are lots of ways to prepare “home-cooked” meals in a dorm room. With just a coffee mug, a can of cooking spray, and a microwave oven, you can create everything from a western omelette to a “stir-fried” rice. There are also a surprisingly large number of ready-to-eat meal options that only require the mastery of the microwave control panel – we’re talking real meals like home-style chicken and rice or tomato and basil with whole grain penne.