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Dorm Room Dish

By Janet Lee

Staff Writer

With only four weeks left of this semester until finals week time is of the essence. As many students balance classes, sports, clubs, work and other extracurricular activities, it leaves no time for proper meals. However, a busier schedule calls for a heartier meal. Here are some simple and quick meals Hofstra sophomore Ashley Carter makes in her dorm that will help you prepare for your busy week.

For a satisfying breakfast or snack, you will need:

  • A slice of bread

  • Avocado

  • Oranges

  • Grapes

  • Bananas

  • Blueberries

First, wash, cut and peel all the fruits you are going to have, including the avocado. Then, spread that avocado on the bread. Then, place everything on a plate, or if you are having it to-go, put everything in a to-go container and enjoy.

This next recipe is not only easy, but it is a convenient way to eat for lunch. These pre-packed salads will keep you satisfied and most importantly, save you time and money.

You will need the following:

  • Lettuce

  • Tomato

  • Cucumbers

  • Flaxseed (optional)

  • Chickpeas (or some other type of protein)

  • Mason jar (or any other type of container)

First, make sure to put the “wet” ingredients on the bottom. In this case, it would be the chickpeas. Then, on the next layer, carrots, cucumbers and sprinkle flaxseed. Finally, add lettuce on top and you have got your salad made for the week.

These dorm room dishes are not only perfect for busy students, but also for students who are running low on their meal plan points. Invest in some fresh ingredients you can make for yourself during these last few weeks of the semester. For more vegan recipes or delicious healthy meals, make sure to follow Ashley on Instagram: @vegi_yogi. She makes her meal and posts them daily.

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