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Good dorm room staples for an athlete?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

What foods can I keep in a dorm room that would be good staple foods? So far I can think of sardines and sweet potatoes...plus a jar of coconut oil. Any other things? Not a huge nut fan, so other things would be preferred.

Thanks!

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on July 28, 2012
at 01:11 AM

Oh, just thought of another: A big jar of applesauce.

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on July 28, 2012
at 01:00 AM

O you said that already. Well I 2nd it!

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Eat almond butter with raw veggies. Carrot or celery. That will slow you down.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:34 PM

Surely you have a small dorm fridge...? Load it up with hard boiled eggs!

I'd say coconut butter and coconut shreds along with your coconut oil.

Cans of tuna. Get over your nut thing. Or try sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

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on July 27, 2012
at 10:58 PM

-Beef jerky. During my first semester, I was pleased to get two care packages from home containing Tanka Bars/Sticks (http://www.tankabar.com/cgi-bin/nanf/public/main.cvw).

-Dried/dehydrated fruit/vegetables of any sort.

-Rice crackers. My paleo soul be damned, white rice crackers are not going to kill you.

-Dark chocolate.

1407bd6152d9fdbc239250385159fea1

on July 28, 2012
at 01:11 AM

Oh, just thought of another: A big jar of applesauce.

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on July 28, 2012
at 04:51 PM

Keep lots of pemmican around. Perfect Paleo food.

www.jbprimal.com

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on July 28, 2012
at 11:00 AM

Cool! Any more?

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on July 28, 2012
at 01:02 AM

  • mackerel (as a nice variation from sardines)

  • dates/raisins (great after workouts)

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:59 AM

What about... baked sweet potatoes? You have got to have a microwave right? Got to get in some good carbs if you're an athlete. I heard you can bake them in a microwave. Better than no sweet potato.

Edit: If you're able to get to an oven once a week, bake ahead! Also, you could probably easily get a vegetable steamer for your room. You can bake egg frittatas with meat in them. You can get a little fridge maybe?

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on July 28, 2012
at 01:00 AM

O you said that already. Well I 2nd it!

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:36 AM

Protein powder and yogurt to go with it

Stolen goods from the dining hall?

Hard boiled eggs are a must

You could cut up raw broccoli / carrots / bell peppers for snacking.

Canned fish (especially sardines) have always been my favorite.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:54 PM

Well I'm not against eating nuts or anything, it's just that I find that for me, nuts and dried fruit are really easy to overeat.

Thanks for the suggestions so far!

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Eat almond butter with raw veggies. Carrot or celery. That will slow you down.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:39 PM

Protein bars. I wrap them and store them in the fridge/freezer so they don't melt:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-energy-bar-redux/#axzz21rxz5AOo

They do contain nuts, but you could certainly cut down the nuts and increase the dried fruit, protein and coconut.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:38 PM

  • Tinned or jarred olives in brine.

  • Creamed coconut sachets

  • Dried fruit - though only small servings at a time

  • Tinned meat/fish/veg

Check for hidden sugars, soy and other nasties and you should be good to go!

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