13 Nutritious + Healthy Dorm Room Snacks to Keep Stocked

Welcome to part two of the snack series: here are my favorite healthy dorm room snacks that will help you stay fueled for your long days of classes and let’s be honest — social time.

I ate a lot of snacks in college, and to be transparent, they weren’t always helpful in fueling my body. There’s nothing wrong with eating cereal, or sandwiches, but when it’s all the time and your body rejects gluten, it’s probably not the wisest decision.

For the sake of inclusivity, these snacks require little to no preparation, so if you don’t have a fridge, no need to fear because none of these require that!

Below are some of my favorite healthy dorm room snacks, make sure to check back next week for part 3, my favorite home-made snacks!

Peanut Butter

I think I could survive off of peanut butter and peanut butter alone. I mean I basically did my freshman year of college (yikes).

Seriously though, this goes well with bread, rice cakes, apples, bananas, etc. Or just plain if you need some protein + healthy fat.

You can grab my favorite peanut butter here.

Rice Cakes

rice cakes

Rice cakes were another one of my college staples, but are still very much so. We are basically in a committed relationship.

My favorite way to eat them is with peanut butter, bananas, and chia seeds. I also will eat them with peanut butter, strawberries, and coconut. Probably going to go eat one after writing this.

You can get my favorite rice cakes here.


Popcorn is my favorite snack in the world, but so many brands add in ingredients that just end up hurting you in the long run. I love this popcorn brand, along with a few others because they are made with REAL ingredients.

You can buy the popcorn here!

Square Organics Bars

I love bars! I try to get a new type to try every time I go into Whole Foods, but these and GoMacro stay my go-to’s. They’re tasty, filling, and filled with protein.

They’re also a good, quick thing to grab when you are on the go. I try to eat whole foods as much as possible, which you will see more of in part 2 of the snack series, but we all have days when we don’t even have 2 mins to cut up an apple. Thus, bars are a lifesaver.

You can buy Square Organic Bars here! You can also use my code “withlinds” to get 20% your order.


Granola is my favorite thing to have on hand. It’s good to top fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, or just eat plain.

You can buy Safe + Fair granola here! If you use “linds20” you can get 20% which makes the granola even more affordable.


I love bringing these with me just about everywhere. There’s really not much to say, aside from give them a try.

You can get these crackers here!

Mac & Cheese

mac and cheese

I am convinced that if this mac and cheese was around when I was in college I would have been incredibly happier. It’s gluten-free, packed with fiber + protein, and doesn’t have all the bad stuff that regular mac and cheese has.

You can buy Banza Mac and Cheese here.


single-serve oatmeal

It’s 2019 so I think we can all agree that breakfast is an important meal. I think we can also agree that oatmeal is not bland, and is in fact, one of the greatest foods around.

I like to add peanut butter, coconut, chia seeds, and maybe some flax to mine to spice it up.

You can buy my favorite single-serve oatmeal here.

Apples + Bananas

I love fruit, especially fruit that tastes good with peanut butter on top. Bananas and apples are awesome staples to keep in your dorm, and are great sources of fuel.

You can hopefully find them at your local school store or a nearby grocery store!

Dark Chocolate

If you follow me on Instagram then you know I am the queen of dessert. Every time I eat something savory I have to eat something sweet afterward. These almonds are a great way to satisfy my cravings and require no work to make.

You can buy the chocolate covered almonds here!

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a surprisingly great source of protein. I don’t know why it took me so long to learn this, but they’re an easy and yummy way to get in some of your protein for the day.

It’s easy to forget how important protein is when you are busy socializing and attending classes each and every day, but it’s essential fuel for our bodies.

You can order some here!

I hope you enjoyed this post and got some ideas of some healthy dorm room snacks that you can keep stocked.

Remember, college is about having fun and learning, and it’s impossible to truly have fun and learn when you aren’t fueling your body. It’s easy to get caught up with image when you’re in college, but don’t allow that stupid voice in the back of your head try to tell you that you shouldn’t eat.

Food = fuel.

Be on the lookout, because part 3 of this series on snacks is coming next week, think fun combinations like cucumbers + mozzarella! These are still snacks you can make in your dorm room, but they take a little bit more effort.

They’re worth it though. 🙂

xx Linds

P.S. If you enjoyed this blog post, make sure to check out my recipe page for other great snacks that you can make!