TikTok food trends are usually quick and easy to pull off, and you might find them appealing as a college student. From Dalgona coffee to baked feta pasta, this social media platform introduced us to countless viral recipes over the years, but there are a few things you should keep in mind before giving them a shot.
Safety & Health Concerns
The biggest issue with some of the food trends to emerge on TikTok is that they’re neither safe nor healthy. “What I eat in a day” videos were accused of promoting eating disorders, while dry scooping was criticized for being dangerous and unhealthy, so thread lightly before giving questionable trends a shot.
@emthenutritionist WHAT I EAT IN A DAY AS A NUTRITIONIST I started off with matcha made with almond milk for slow-release caffeine. A tip is to use organic plant milk as calcium actually binds to the good stuff in matcha and prevents its absorption! After my walk I recipe tested my breakfast oat banana bread loaf which I did drop, classic, BUT it survived. It’s essentially porridge in banana bread form made with oat flour paired with yoghurt, almond butter and frozen raspberries. Post workout I had my protein clear lychee whey which is my current OBSESSION. I had so many DMS about this but its basically 21g of protein in the most freshening form. It tastes like a lychee martini and I add an extra scoop of collagen for the glow. On repeat this summer! Lunch was my air fryer sticky salmon bites tossed in soy, honey, sesame seeds, garlic and a little lime juice. I serve it with precooked quinoa, avocado and chilli salt. This was so quick and so filling that I didn’t actually need an afternoon snack. Dinner was lemongrass chicken with a Vietnamese inspired noodle salad filled with fresh carrot and cabbage. But honestly, this dressing guys.. chefs kiss. Will film both of these to get out on the feed this week! Of course, a little ice cream to seal the deal. #wieiad #whatieayinaday #healthymealideas ♬ original sound – Emily English
Skills & Timing
You’re most likely still a newbie in the kitchen, so there’s no need to put pressure on yourself to try recipes that seem too complex. Trying TikTok food trends is all about embracing new flavors and having fun, so focus on making quick and easy dishes that won’t keep you in the kitchen for too long.
Budget & Tools
As a college student, you probably don’t have enough money on your hands to buy fancy kitchen tools and expensive ingredients. Leave those air fryer recipes on the back burner, and try to focus on making easy dishes you can cook with basic ingredients and on a low budget.
@eman.ibrahiim World famous tortilla wrap 🤤#recipe #foryou #foryoupage #fypシ #cooking #fyp #emanibrahiim #food #foodie #foodtiktok ♬ New Home – Austin Farwell