Healthy College Grocery List & Recipe Ideas

Basic Healthy Recipes for College Students

The college student life is extremely demanding -- nevermind the actual studying and achieving good grades -- what about the brain food? Well, we're here to help you keep it basic, cheap, and... healthy? That's right: the key to a healthy mind and body is healthy food, so here's a grocery list for the college student that won't fail you. Whether you're going to the closest supermarket in between classes or shopping for your weekly grocery list, we have you covered. Regardless if you are hitting the gym after class or not, this list will keep it simple, cheap, and fast, so you're schedule is never interrupted. Use our grocery list template and recipe ideas to make your weekly grocery shopping count:

  • Scrambled Eggs + Fried Vegetables 
  • Greek Yogurt + Oatmeal or Granola + Blueberries

Lunch / Dinner

  • Cooked Chicken Breast + steamed (or raw) vegetables + lightly buttered rice
  • Vegetable Wrap: Wrap + steam (or raw) Vegetables (sliced)
  • Boiled Potatoes + Cooked Chicken Breast + steam or raw Asparagus


  • Greek Yogurt + Oats or Granola + Blueberries
  • Raisins + Nuts for on-the-go 
  • DIY Salad: Spinach plus sliced vegetables (shredded chicken breast optional)

Healthy College Grocery List & Recipe Ideas

An easy and quick grocery list to help you save time, while still eating healthy

  • Eggs
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Oats / Granola
  • Chicken Breast
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Rice
  • Lentils
  • Butter