Dorm Room Food Pantry

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.

 

Snacks: A dual major in snacking is a requirement in any college dormitory.  A well-stocked snack shelf can contain everything from microwave popcorn, to rice cakes, and dried fruits.

 

Sundries: When planning your college room pantry, don’t forget the basics like spices, plastic tableware, and paper goods.

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