Huskie Fresh Meal Kits

Our Huskie Fresh meal kits provide sustainable, nutritious and flavorful dinners to help with your busy schedule. Since they’re partially prepared and premeasured, you can make a delicious meal at home in about 30 minutes. Just follow the detailed instructions included with your kit.   

Location and Pickup Times

Meal kits must be pre-ordered by the deadline listed in the chart. They become available for pickup in the Holmes Student Center building at The Depot (located next to the bookstore) starting at 4 p.m. Monday until closing time on Wednesday (6 p.m.). For those looking for a place to park while you come to pick up your meal kit, please check out the FAQs at the bottom of this page for parking options. The meal kit schedule is listed below.

Huskie Fresh Kit Name Deadline to Order
Pickup Begins
Monday at 4 p.m.
Pickup Ends
Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Italian Wedding Soup January 23, 2023 January 30 February 1
Strawberry-filled Chocolate Cupcakes February 6, 2023 February 13 February 15
Honey Garlic Salmon February 13, 2023 February 20 February 22
Chicken Fajita Skillet February 27, 2023 March 6 March 8
Gyros with Greek Potatoes March 13, 2023 March 20 March 22
Creamy Tomato Penne March 27, 2023 April 3 April 5
Asian Pork Bowl April 3, 2023 April 10 April 12
Southwest Chili Mac April 17, 2023 April 24 April 26
Creamy Tuscan Chicken April 24, 2023 May 1 May 3

About Our Team

With your Huskie Fresh purchase, you support the academic growth of our student Huskies. We are predominantly a student-run program in partnership with the School of Health Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics. Campus dietitian Meg Burnham, M.S., RDN, CSSD, LDN, and project leader/nutrition graduate assistant Ashley Valinskas work in partnership with six to 10 nutrition and dietetics undergraduate students. These students develop our educational content as part of their capstone project in NUTR 409: Nutrition Education for Health Promotion and NUTR 410: Community Nutrition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park to pick up my Huskie Fresh Kit?

If you do not work within walking distance, there are a few options available:

  • Visitor parking lot: there's a visitor parking lot located southwest of the Holmes Student Center open weekdays for $5 or you can park for free after hours.
  • 15-minute parking spaces: there are two areas nearby with 15-minute parking available. The turnaround between the Holmes Student Center and Neptune East building, and the Neptune West (Lot D) parking lot have 15-minute parking spaces.
  • Metered parking spaces: there are metered parking spaces in the Neptune West (Lot D) and Campus Life (Lot 5) parking lots.

Visit the NIU Parking Services webpage for directions to parking and campus maps.

Are these meals fully prepared?

Our meals are partially prepared. This means that most of the chopping and measuring have been done for you. Some items may even be precooked!

What equipment do I need to prepare these meals?

A full kitchen is needed for these meals. Most kits will require a stovetop and oven. Additional equipment might include baking sheets, aluminum foil, bowls, spoons and other basic cooking tools.

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