5 healthy snacks you can make in your residence hall

14976718-happy-new-year-2013-greetings-card-with-fireworks-over-black-night-background[1]2013 is the year that we’re going to be awesome. Right? So, we’re all going to improve the way we do things , like saving money by eating out less and cooking more and trying one of these five healthy snacks you can make in your room instead of hitting up the vending machines that will empty your wallet and leave you feeling sluggish.

These tips come from our friends at Grad Guard.

Pizza bagels
All you need are bagels, a jar of pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella. You can get fancy by adding other toForJan.23PostPizzaBagelsppings such as pepperoni or veggies. Spread the sauce on the bagels, add the cheese and toppings, and put in the microwave for about a minute until the cheese melts.

Chicken quesadillas
These are quick and easy. You’ll need flour tortillas, shredded cheese and pre-cooked chicken. To soften the tortilla, heat it on a plate in the microwave. Once it’s soft, add the chicken and cheese. You can also add veggies such as onions and peppers. Then fold it over and heat for another minute or two or until the cheese is ooey-gooey.  You can add salsa and/or sour cream for a little extra flavor.

Yogurt parfait
Layer vanilla yogurt – though it doesn’t have to be vanilla – with granola and fruit. The best part is that you can change the combinations anyway you like. Try strawberry yogurt with granola and fresh blueberries. Or, pineapple yogurt with granola and pineapple chunks. You’re limited only by your imagination.

ForJan.23PostChipsMicrowave potato chips
To make your own chips instead of getting an itty-bitty bag out of the vending machine, try this recipe. All you need are potatoes, vegetable oil and a microwave bacon tray or casserole dish. Make these and you may be the most popular person in your residence hall.

Peanut butter and banana oatmeal
Cook a packet of plain oatmeal as directed. Add the mashed banana, mix and microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Then top with peanut butter or any other topping you may like.

Enjoy.

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