Bear Down & Stock Up

Aug. 30, 2019

Good Food for your Room

Now that you are away from home, it’s time to take charge of your life, right? At the top of the list is deciding what to eat: a never-ending question. While there are many good choices around campus, your shelves and mini-frig can be full of tasty food that is good for you, and keeps you energized throughout the day.  Starting with our top 20 below will give you a lot of combinations for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. For even more options, check out “Good Food for Your Room”.


Fresh and Simple Staples:

1. Fresh Vegetables (Cherry tomatoes or Baby carrots)

2. Vegetable soups

3. Salsa and/or guacamole

4. Marinara sauce and/or hummus

5. Fruit and Nut or Granola Bars (KIND, Lara, etc.)

6. Fruit (fresh, canned, dried, or frozen)

7. Oatmeal or Cereal (Raisin Bran, Cheerios)

8. Instant Brown Rice

9. 100% whole grain bread, tortillas, crackers

10. Popcorn

11. Low fat/fat free regular, almond, soy or rice milk

12. Yogurt or cottage cheese

13. String cheese

14. Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken

15. Eggs

16. Canned beans (any kind)

17. Nuts and seeds (all)

18. Any nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, etc.)

19. Honey, garlic powder, cinnamon, salt, pepper

20. Coffee/tea


Quick and easy combos:

• Mix soup with beans or chicken, add rice

• Add cereal and fruit to yogurt

• Top toast with cottage cheese, fruit, and cinnamon

• Tuna and crackers with cherry tomatoes

• Honey, peanut butter, and banana sandwich

• Combine Cheerios, nuts, and dried fruit for a quick trail mix

• Melt cheese on a tortilla or whole grain bread and dip in salsa or marinara sauce.