Cookin’ for College!

I know I said I would have research on saturated fat posted by the end of the week, but that definitely didn’t pan out. I’ve Frozen Mealsdecided I want to do something similar to my cholesterol paper, where I look at the treatment of saturated fat in the Dietary Guidelines Report and see if their evidence holds up to scrutiny. Since nutrition misinformation is largely sustained because of the DGA, I figured that would be a pretty good place to start, plus it’s an approach that I haven’t seen yet amongst the many ‘saturated fat is your friend’ posts and papers that I’ve read. So, that is coming; just not yet!

Full disclosure: I stepped out of reality for a day and lived vicariously through the movie-girlfriends of Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson and Shane West. Let’s call it a mental health day. Everyone needs one of those occasionally, especially over winter break, right? But I’m back to real life now! Also, back to college and dorm life! Having a kitchen while I was at home was amazing, and I had a big cooking extravaganza this weekend to stock up on frozen meals that I can keep in my dorm freezer. Read on to see what I made! I’ll post a couple of the recipes as separate blog posts.

My food hoard: Pizza Chili, Beef Curry, and Strawberry Pulled Pork (all low-FODMAP!)

Frozen Meals

More food! These lovely jars are filled with Chicken Soup.

Chicken Soup

And of course…bacon.


I also have:

  • two dozen eggs, which I can microwave (ew), hard boil in my handy dandy hot pot, or put in smoothies
  • frozen cherries and bananas (for smoothies)
  • Kerrygold butter
  • raw cheddar cheese (to make the microwaved eggs more tolerable)
  • pickled beets and carrots from the farmers market
  • sauerkraut (I made it myself!)
  • leftover roasted winter squash

Mini Fridge                                      Freezer

What are your favorite recipes for weekend cooking extravaganzas? Let me know in the comments!

2 Thoughts on “Cookin’ for College!

  1. Wow – I’m impressed for how well you’re eating (and cooking for yourself) while in college! Good for you – I knew people all through college that literally could not cook anything besides pasta. I’m definitely going to check out your pulled pork recipe – sounds great!

    • Thanks Lauren! It can be challenging at times, but it’s definitely worth it (: And next year I’ll be living in an apartment and will have my own kitchen, so that will be great! Definitely let me know how the pork turns out. It’s a new favorite of mine!


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