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 under 30 minutes. Just follow the detailed instructions included with your kit.  

In August, we’ll announce the menus for our fall kits, as well as ordering and pick-up dates. Simply order online, then pick up your kit in The Depot C-store in the Holmes Student Center. Pickup will begin at 4 p.m. on Mondays and end at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.  

You’ll enjoy a fresh, healthy meal while supporting our Huskies: 10% of profits will be donated to the Student Emergency Fund. 

Order Your Meal Kit

Deadline to Order When to Pick Up Where to Pick Up
Monday, January 31, 2022 February 7, 2022 at 4 p.m. until February 9, 2022 at 6 p.m. The Depot C-store in Holmes Student Center

Order Shrimp Stir Fry Meal Kit

Equipment Needed

  • Stovetop
  • Medium-size skillet
  • Small pot with lid
  • Spatula

Your Kit Includes

Portioned for two servings.

Ingredients are numbered as listed below.

  1. 2 teaspooons oil
  2. 8 ounces raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  3. Veggie bag #1:
    • 1/2 cup sliced bell pepper
    • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  4. Sauce packet:
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons oil
  5. Veggie bag #2:
    • 1 cup broccoli florets
    • 1/2 cup sugar snap peas
  6. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  8. 1 tablespoon sliced green onions (for garnish)
  9. 1/2 cup dry uncooked rice
  10. 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  11. 1 teaspoon soy sauce + green onions sliced (for garnish)

Full recipe video available on our YouTube channel.

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 College of Health and Human Sciences, School of Health Studies. 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 and video demonstrations 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?

Unfortunately, parking can be difficult at the Holmes Student Center. 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! To complete, follow the instructions on this webpage or follow along with the recipe video on our YouTube channel.

Can I recreate these recipes on my own?

Yes, and we hope that you do! You can find the full ingredient and recipe information in the description of the recipe video on our YouTube channel that corresponds with the dish you are looking for. There's a link to the YouTube video with the meal kit recipe instructions on this webpage.

What equipment do I need to prepare these meals?

A full kitchen is needed for these meals. It depends on the recipe, but many of them 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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