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Recipes selected and tested by commuters, for commuters.

DECEMBER: WINTER WONDERLAND ENERGY BAR 2 cups dates 1 tablespoon water 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup coconut 1/4 cup hemp seeds 1/4 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds 2 tablespoons dried cranberries *Seeds can be replaced with nuts

Cut Pumpkin seeds until fine, and set aside. Put dates, water and lemon juice in a large plastic bag (double bag to protect leaks) and smash until it becomes a sticky paste (play with the consistency). Add in the rest of the ingredients into the bag and smash once again, until you have the consistency you desire. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper and then press the mixture into the dish evenly. Sprinkle a few pinches of coconut on top to look like snow! Put in the fridge for about an hour and then take it out and cut into your desired sized portions.

Recipe should yield about 10 pieces, which is roughly 118 calories, 3.4 grams of protein, and 3.2 grams of total fat each. I find these ideal to take along on a winter run for energy! Keep an eye out for new Cooking in College recipes every month!

If you own a food processor, you can use that instead of a plastic bag!

Recipes chosen and made by residents right in their campus homes.

DECEMBER: MICROWAVE MAC & CHEESE 1 cup water 1/2 cup elbow macaroni 1/2 cup of your favorite shredded cheese *Optional slice of butter and tablespoon of milk*

Try adding microwavable broccoli or herbs to add some life (and vitamins) to your mac and cheese!

If adding in vegetables, follow the directions listed on the packaging to prepare them before making your mac! Pour macaroni and water into a mug or small bowl so that the water covers the macaroni. Microwave on high for 8-11 minutes, stopping every three minutes to check up on it and stir. Continue microwaving until your noodles are at an edible and enjoyable state. While hot, stir in cheese and mix it with any remaining water left at the bottom of the mug. If it doesn’t mix well, add more water and try reheating for 15 seconds. You want it to be like a cheese sauce! Add in whatever else would bring joy to your stomach and dine!

This recipe makes a perfect serving size of macaroni and cheese! With the simplest ingredients, it comes in at 330 calories, the ideal meal. Keep an eye out for new Try gluten-free or whole wheat Cooking in College Recipes macaroni for the healthiest mac and every month! cheese ever, and try not to forget

there are artificial cheeses for a vegan version of this recipe!

Cooking in College December Edition  
Cooking in College December Edition