Healthy Grocery List for College Students

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As much as I love burgers, mac and cheese, and dining hall pizza; my body just can’t function on that kind of food. This is why I started cooking for myself in college. Many college students, like me, want to live a healthy lifestyle but don’t know how to do that when their only option is dining hall. For those of you who have a kitchen, here is a simple grocery list that allows for quick on the go snacks as well as healthy main meals.


Fridge Food

  • Eggs
  • Sliced turkey meat
  • Yogurt
  • Almond milk
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chicken breast
  • Vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Fruit
  • Tortillas (Siete brand)
  • Spinach
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Avocados
  • Dates
  • Salsa/ guacamole


Freezer Food

  • Trader Joes Frozen Meals
  • Frozen Fruit (for smoothies)
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Halo Top Ice –cream
  • Riced Cauliflower
  • Frozen Turkey Meatballs


Pantry Foods

  • Granola
  • Wheat Bread
  • Quinoa
  • Banza Pasta
  • Canned Beans
  • Sweet Potatoes



  • Peanut (almond) butter
  • Trail Mix
  • Dried Fruit
  • Skinny Pop
  • Low- Sugar Cereal or instant oatmeal
  • Protein Bars
  • Rice Cakes
  • Hummus and Veggie Pack


With just these items you will be able to grab quick healthy snacks on your way to class or if you have more time, you can cook up a yummy meal.

Some of these meals could be:

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Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

Avocado Toast with poached eggs

Chicken Quesadilla (Siete tortillas)

Avocado Chicken Salad

Yogurt Parfait

Sweet potato/ spinach Hash

Turkey Meatball Salad

Healthy spaghetti and meatballs

Fruit Smoothies



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