Grocery Lists

You may have access to a full kitchen, but most students live out of a mini fridge at some point in their college journey. Personally, I had the luxury of an unlimited meal plan so I ate most of my meals in the dinning hall. However, sometimes the dinning hall selections can get a little mundane or you might not have time to run across campus before class.

Regardless of the situation you find yourself, I always recommend having at least a few snacks on hand in your room in case hunger strikes.

Below I listed some easy, versatile and dorm friendly foods to add to your grocery list.

CARBS
Bread (bagels, loaf, tortillas, pita)
Cereal (puffins)
Chips/crackers (goldfish, graham, pretzels)
Fruit (apples, bananas, grapes, oranges)
Granola
Granola bars
Instant rice
Instant mac & cheese
Jelly
Old fashion oats
Pasta
Popcorn
Rice cakes
Veggies (baby carrots, frozen mixed blend)

PROTEIN
Cheese (shredded, slices, sticks)
Cottage cheese
Deli meat
Eggs/egg whites
Frozen dinners
Greek yogurt
Ice cream
Protein bars
Protein powder

FATS
Hummus
Nuts
Peanut butter
Trail mix

DRINKS
Hot chocolate
Milk
Tea bags
K-Cups

SAVE MONEY
Look for coupons – nowadays most stores have apps with online deals
Ibotta – take a picture of your receipt and save money – download the free Ibotta app and use the referral code “nysbwki” to join my savings team or create your own account here.