ASU students tell us their best dorm room food hacks and they are…interesting
Innovation applies to recipes too
As college students, home-cooked, nutritious meals aren't always accessible. Luckily, students at ASU are at the #1 school in innovation which means the possibilities for unique snacks are limitless.
Four ASU freshman spoke to The Tab about how they spice up the typical foods of the MU to create easy and cheap meals right from their dorm rooms.
Ian Baker, Adrian Dennis, and Joshua Staples: Ritz Pizzas
The roommates make a simple snack they call 'Ritz Pizza' after they finish their classes for the day and before they take time to study and start homework. These bite-size pizzas require no more than crackers of choice, salsa, and cheese. The salsa is spread on the crackers like a pizza sauce, and cheese is sprinkled on top. This speedy snack will leave students with plenty of time to study or hang out.
Ian Baker, Adrian Dennis, and Joshua Staples: Slop
It tastes better than it sounds, I think. Slop is essentially oats and any other desirable toppings of your choice. Protein powder is added to hot water and oats as a health boost. This recipe is quick to prepare and can be a nutritious breakfast.
Asha Karthik: M&M Popcorn
Many pre-packaged trail mixes include chocolate candies like M&M's. Asha doesn't like these sweets being included in trail mix, so instead she adds them to her popcorn for a sweet and salty snack! After microwaving buttery popcorn, Asha adds the chocolate candies and even more melted chocolate to make her own savory snack.
Although Asha offers a great idea for a sugary snack, nutrition is still important to her meal plan. Almost all of her meals are from the Barrett dining hall. "I try to balance as much as I can,” she tells The Tab, "the dining hall gives me a lot of options to eat healthy.”
Living on campus takes away students from what they are familiar with, from the people who raised them to the kitchen appliances they grew to love. With busy schedules and the constant need to be on the move, it just takes creativity and random foods to put together some rather interesting snacks.