Vegan College Living – Stock These 10 Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

I kept myself very busy throughout college and didn’t have much time for cooking, so I gravitated toward food that was easy to make or or could travel with me in my backpack. My list of dorm room snacking essentials is perfect for busy college vegans and vegetarians. Parents, try making a care box with these items for your college kid.

Snacks were a big part of my college years, and having wholesome ones is what gave me the fuel to power through it all. Here were some of my vegan college dorm room staples!

Hummus

Hummus is everywhere now, and it’s my favorite food! I eat this pureed chickpea dip almost every day. You can find many flavors at the grocery store and easily store it in your dorm fridge. Some don’t need to be refrigerated, like this kind pictured from Dip In.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Chopped Veggies

I have a weekly or bi-weekly ritual where I clean and chop a bunch of veggies, then store them in the fridge so I have them for snacking throughout the week. As a college kid, I liked pre-chopped veggies for their convenience, especially baby carrots and bell peppers.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Image: the usual bliss

Hemp Granola

Hemp is a complete protein source, making the Hemp Plus Granola from Nature’s Plus a good choice for snacking. I have been eating this brand for years. It’s made with rolled oats, brown rice flour, and flax seeds. Plus, it’s USDA certified organic.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Peanut Butter or Tree Nut Butter

Good old PB is the classic food for college kids, families, lazy eaters, and anyone, whether they’re vegan or not, because it’s tasty and can be eaten off the spoon. It’s also a good source of protein, fiber and healthy fat. If peanut butter is getting old and non-exciting to you, you can find any type of nut butter you can image: almond, hazelnut, cashew, brazil nut etc.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Image: Well + Good 

Organic Sprouted Grain Bread

I’ve been eating this bread for more than eight years. Ezekial 4:9 Organic Sprouted Grain Bread from Food for Life is made with all-natural, sprouted organic grains and legumes like lentils, barley, soybeans, spelt and millet.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Image: Natalie Hodson

All-Natural Crackers or Chips

I loved spreading some PB on some bread or crackers for a quick meal or snack. Make sure to look for crackers that offer some nutritional benefit (like fiber, protein, whole grains) and contain no preservatives or artificial colors or flavors. Currently, I like Pasta Chips.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Non-GMO Protein Bars

I used to eat Cliff bars in many flavors, but now I eat only the vegan ones. The peanut butter flavor in their Builder Bars collection is vegan! I also like Squarebar protein bars and D’s Naturals No Cow Bars, which I discovered after college.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Chia Bars

I discovered these things during my last couple years in college. They’re amazing. They contain 100 calories of energy and sustenance in a little bar. Just watch out for the seeds that stick in your teeth afterwards!

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Dried Nut, Fruit and Seed Mixes

Trail mix is an amazing college kid food. I used to pack little baggies of it and eat it while snacking and studying on campus. It went well with coffee and was just the right amount of food to hold me over until meal time.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Image: Eat Run Write Love

Mac n’ Cheese

You can find non-dairy versions of mac n’ cheese from Earth Balance, So Delicious and Daiya. These are so easy to make on Friday nights when all you want to do is veg out for a few hours with Netflix and a bowl of comfort food.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

Popcorn

Lastly, don’t forget the popcorn! You can find some great brands out there that nix the butter and use simple ingredients. You an also find versions with cool flavors. Lately, I’m obsessed with Pop Art Thai Coconut Curry Gourmet Popcorn.

Vegan College Living – Stock These Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

College students, what snacks do you like? Or, when you were in college, what were your go-to snacks?

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3 thoughts on “Vegan College Living – Stock These 10 Essentials for Lazy Dorm Room Snacking

  1. peanutbutterandellie says:

    Great ideas! I’ll for sure keep this post in mind when I go to college next year! Thai coconut curry is such an interesting flavor for popcorn. It sounds really good, though! I’ve been meaning to try those no-cow bars but they’re kind of expensive… glad you like them because it means that the price is worth it!
    Everything on this list sounds so yummy and easy to prepare. Thanks for the ideas! xx
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    • Alexandra Evans says:

      The popcorn really is something else! I had never tasted popcorn like that before.
      Yeah, I wish the prices would go down on some of these items like the protein bar :/
      Another high-quality, non-GMO protein bar company that I love is Squarebar! The Chocolate Coated Cherry and Chocolate Coated Mint flavors are yummy.

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