What are some great snacks and food items that every person should keep in their dorm room?

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I always kept tea, peanut butter, crackers, and protein bars on hand. The rest of the stuff, like fruit, I was able to get in the dining hall. I tried to keep healthy snacks only in my dorm to combat any late night study munching!
I liked having tea bags in my dorm at all times, and in variety. I also liked keeping my mini fridge stocked at all times. Milk was something I always had (stick to smaller bottles like quarts) for coffee, cereal, oatmeal, etc. Fresh produce makes salads and healthy snacking easy and very convenient. A frozen meal or two came in clutch when I stayed up late to study, didn't want to leave my apartment, or the dining hall was closed. I would also recommend granola bars for on-the-go snacks that will never fail you.
rice cakes, peanut butter (or almond butter), apple sauce crushers for a quick breakfast, protein bars, cereal, and dark chocolate.
I alway have a few things to snack on late at night or something I can grab on the go when I'm running late.
I like to make sure that I keep only healthy food in my dorm, since it forces me to eat healthier when I feel the urge to snack. Mess-free foods like apples, bananas and cereal are great for dorms since you won't have anything to clean up afterwards (and they won't require any preparation). I also like to keep "brain food" like almonds and pumpkin seeds around so that I can snack on them while I'm studying.
I would say any type of protein bars, cereals, fruits if you have a mini fridge), microwaveable rice and soup (if you have a microwave), water, peanut butter, crackers, and really anything that is easy to store without having a fridge or microwave. I always had chocolate for something sweet!
While you generally want to be healthy, many people don't have a fridge etc. so fruit isn't an option. However, you should be keeping bananas, apples, and maybe oranges in your room for light snacks throughout the day.

Otherwise, I found that bagged popcorn (so long as you have a microwave), ramen, easy mac, etc. are all great items to have just in case you miss a lunch or dinner and need something heavier later on.

Otherwise, pick out a couple of snack foods that you enjoy and have those in your room just in case. It's better to have too much than too little, but also be prepared for your roommates/friends to ask you for some. It comes with the territory.

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