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Dorm room dish: fall inspired healthy snacks

By Janet Lee

Staff Writer

Now that Halloween has passed, it is time to transition into the holiday season. As Thanksgiving is right around the corner, many might be concerned about splurging on desserts and portion control. However, there are so many alternative snacks and meals that you can enjoy either during the holiday season, especially for residents who are staying on campus for Thanksgiving.

Here are some fun and easy recipes:

For the first recipe, you will need the following:

  • 3 apples

  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter

  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons of flour

  • 4 tablespoons of oats

  • cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

First, mix together the butter, brown sugar, flour and oats in a bowl then set aside. After, cut the apples in half and scoop out the core, creating a mini pit in each half. Once the apples are halved, add the mixed ingredients in the pits, adding a pinch of cinnamon atop each apple. When you have completed these steps bake the apples for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

Another fun recipe are homemade chocolate covered peanut butter bananas sandwiches.

You will need:

  • Bananas (whatever amount you have)

  • Peanut butter

  • Hershey’s bar chocolate

First, cut however many bananas you have. Next, spread a lather of peanut butter onto one side of the chopped bananas and top each one off with another banana. After you are done making the peanut butter banana sandwiches, melt the chocolate bar in a pot. Once the chocolate is melted, dip the peanut butter bananas in it. Finally, lay them out on a tray and put them in the freezer until the chocolate is molded.

For residents who are staying on campus during the holidays, you can still get in the holiday spirit by making these easy recipes in your dorm. Just make sure you go grocery shopping to have all the necessary ingredients to make your holiday snack!

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