When you’re both a college student and sorority or fraternity member living in the dorms, you probably won’t have much time to make normal sit-down breakfasts, lunches, or even dinners when you’re on the run. But you still have to eat. A good diet is important if you want to do well in school, pay attention in class, and still have energy to keep up with your duties as a member of a Greek organization on campus. Here are a few ideas for healthy on-the-go recipes you can make and take in a matter of minutes.
Avocado and Eggs
One of the simplest on-the-go breakfasts you can make is a couple of eggs with a few slices of avocado on top. You get a quick dose of protein, healthy fat, and fiber. And there’s no need to pull out a pan—just crack a couple of eggs in a bowl and microwave for a minute or two. Add your avocado slices and some salt and pepper on top.
Bananas and Strawberries
Fruit is always a good choice for a healthy breakfast. One tasty fruit combination is sliced strawberries and bananas. Add a dollop of yogurt on top to give some probiotic power to your fruit breakfast for the day. Yogurt is good for your digestive system, is high in protein, and has a lot of the nutrients your body needs to get through the day. You’ll need those nutrients when you’re sitting in a sorority or fraternity meeting that runs long after a full day of classes.
When you want a meal on-the-go, you want it to be easy to carry and eat no matter where you are on campus. One simple meal idea is to make quick wraps. You can pick up a pack of about 10 tortilla wraps for a few dollars at your local grocery store. Then grab a couple of cans of tuna fish or chunk chicken (which also comes in a can). Finally, get a bag of lettuce that has all of your favorite veggies. Insert everything into your wrap (along with your favorite condiments), roll it up in aluminum foil, toss it in your school bag, and go!
Black Beans, Chicken, and Cauliflower Rice
If have a night class or a late-night commitment with your sorority or fraternity group, you’re probably going to want to bring a little dinner with you so that your stomach isn’t rumbling at the quietest moments.
Make a serving of cauliflower rice (it usually only takes a few minutes). Sear some sliced chicken in a pan, add a half a can of low sodium black beans, and then mix in the rice. Scoop the mixture into small containers to take with you each day. This is a filling on-the-go meal that will give you a healthy serving of vitamin C, protein, iron, and fiber.
Quick Healthy Casserole
If you visit your local dollar store, you’ll find small casserole pans made for baked meals. A quick casserole for one is surprisingly easy to make—just chop up the ingredients and put it in the oven on 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Then you can scoop some out into a storage container before heading out each day. You can enjoy it in your car or while walking to class. Here are a few ideas for healthy casseroles that are packed with nutrients:
- Sliced potatoes, sliced red peppers, chopped white onions, and shredded provolone cheese or parmesan. This is a good source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants.
- Chicken sausage, broccoli, and spinach topped with mozzarella cheese. This a good source of calcium, fiber, vitamin C, and more.
- Asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, and tomatoes with ground turkey or sliced turkey sausage topped with cheddar cheese. This is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and protein.
Make sure you add granulated garlic, salt, and pepper to your casserole mixtures for the best flavor. Also, use dairy-free cheese and omit the meat if you want a vegan option.
Having a healthy meal on-the-go will be easier if you take the time to meal prep at the beginning of each week, putting the food you prepare into containers for storage in your fridge. Do whatever you have to do to ensure that you are getting healthy meals each day before you attend classes, meetings, and sorority or fraternity recruitment activities.
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