1. Smoothies (if offered)

https://www.canva.com/photos/food-drink/MADGyf1WFaA-mason-jar-with-shake-and-straw/?query=smoothie

Smoothies (especially ones made fresh) have many vitamins, minerals and nutrients which lead to a great way to start your day.

2. Peanut butter & banana on whole wheat toast

https://www.canva.com/photos/food-drink/MADGyeCZVmc-flatlay-photography-of-bread-and-fruits/?query=breakfast

Peanut butter contains both healthy fats and proteins. Paired with sliced fruit such as bananas or apples makes for a delicious and filling breakfast.

3. Oatmeal

https://unsplash.com/photos/DfbrRpHTLy0

Oatmeal contains fiber, antioxidants, protein and nutrients. Add toppings such as cinnamon, sliced fruits, nuts, or chia seeds to further add to the nutritional value.

4. Avocado & eggs

https://www.canva.com/photos/food-drink/MADGyH7NncY-healthy-food-snack-of-eggs-and-avocado-on-toasted-bread/?query=avocado

A meal of eggs and avocado offer both protein and healthy fats.

5. Yogurt parfait

https://www.canva.com/photos/people/MADGyNIRg6c-person-mixing-cereal-milk-and-strawberry-jam-on-white-ceramic-bowl/

Make your own yogurt parfait with yogurt, granola, honey and fruit.

I am not a nutritional specialist, just an experienced residential student. I understand how hectic the daily life of an undergraduate student is. Sometimes dining halls do not have the most healthy options. These are just 5 healthy ideas to get your creativity flowing (with the limited choices available).