When we’re juggling studying hard and pulling all-nighters, while at the same time receiving grades that were less than what we expected (despite all of the effort we put in!), eating healthy snacks and going to sleep at a reasonable hour are the least of our concerns.
It’s hard to remember that success in college is about so much more than reading and memorization. Like many things, success in academics is a holistic process; it involves proper nutrition, sleep, and attempting to thoroughly understand what you’re learning.
When I’m looking for a good healthy snack, I reach for something that contains little sugar and enough protein to keep me energized.
*All prices are accurate as of the time posted but are subject to change at any time.
Pistachios, walnuts, almonds, galore! Good for your heart (in moderation) and full of antioxidants, mixed nuts make for a great healthy snack option.
Personal Favorite: Trader Joe’s Chile Garlic Cashews ($3.99)
Although I’m not much of a cashew fan, these won me over with their intense flavor. They offer 5g of protein per serving and are very satisfying.
Veggie Sticks with Hummus
It’s almost the same as chips and dip, but a lot more combinations to try and a lot less grease on your keyboard.
Personal Favorite: Baby Carrots and Hummus (price varies)
Carrots and hummus are a great way to get a small serving of vegetables and protein while having no sugar. I highly recommend the roasted garlic hummus at Trader Joe’s for $1.99, but any hummus will work for a healthy study snack!
You can’t always be bothered to become a chef in the kitchen every time hunger strikes and healthy snacks are buried deep in the depths of your fridge. In times such as these, something quick like a protein bar will help keep you feel satisfied between meals and while you’re doing your work.
Personal Favorite: Aloha Bars ($1.99/each)
All flavors have 14g of protein and 5g or less of sugar. They are vegan and gluten-free, but make no mistake, they are VERY tasty! You can find them at Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, and Amazon.