One of the things I always tell the students I give tours to is that they will never have to worry about starving as a freshman living on campus.
I think that we as students can vouch for that fact; I know I’m not the only one who can blame the ubiquitous “freshman fifteen” on unlimited access to the dining centers.
Obviously, this can also be attributed to the fact that each of the dining centers serves dessert multiple times a day. It’s starting to get to the point where I have to restrain myself from even walking by the dessert table on my way out. That’s why I’ve decided to find some healthier alternatives that still satisfy my sweet tooth.
Here’s a recipe for some apple dip that can be made right in any of the dining centers:
Peanut butter (or Sun Butter, should you be in Residence)
- Slice your apple. Sadly, this is a bit difficult to do with a butter knife, but it is still manageable!
- In a small bowl, mix together the honey and peanut butter. You can also add granola at this point if you’d like a little additional crunch.
- Since the peanut butter and honey combination is pretty thick, it works best to dip the apple slices and then sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
Look at how ridiculously easy this recipe is! It’s a nice way to force yourself to eat fruit and still feel like you are getting a dessert. This recipe is also easily customizable, so if you find any ingredients that you want to throw in, you should go for it. Give it a try the next time you’re looking for a snack at the dining center and want to go for a slightly healthier option.