When your college days are filled with long walks to class, countless hours spent studying in the library, and just hanging out in your dorm room, you’re bound to work up an appetite between trips to the dining hall. Grabbing something at one of the on-campus eateries might be convenient, but can really put a strain on your bank account/flex dollars balance. Save yourself some cash (and some calories!) by investing in healthy dorm room snacks that you can easily throw in your backpack. When you have snacks on hand, you’ll never be caught empty-handed when that mid-lecture hunger strikes.
Last year, I used a large plastic container with a lid to keep all my dorm room snacks in. I kept this container under my bed and pulled it out whenever I needed a snack. Find a container that fits the size and layout of your room- a shelf or some smaller containers stacked on top of each other might work better for the space you are in!
I also kept a box of snack-sized plastic Ziplock bags handy, which worked perfectly for loose food (almonds, cereal, etc). These small Ziplock bags keep portion sizes in check, and you can stash a few in your backpack. These cute little bags make it super easy to grab a snack on the way out to class or on the way to a long study sesh in the library!