At the dining hall, it’s easy to heap massive portions on your plate, and a nice green salad and grilled chicken isn’t half as appealing as endless pizza and cookies. If you’re looking to avoid the much-dreaded “freshman 15” (or the ol’ college 40), then cooking for yourself is an absolute must.
However, many colleges require that you live in a dorm room for at least your first year of school. Most dorms won’t allow hot plates or open flames, and you’re certainly not going to have a stove in your tiny double-occupancy dorm. So, how are you supposed to cook for yourself? The answer, my friends, lies in bringing along a few key kitchen gadgets and getting creative with them.