Finals are quickly approaching (gulp) and snacks are a great way to power through your study sessions! Your brain needs fuel to function, so it’s important you’re eating regularly. Here are some tasty and healthy snacks to help you get through to the end of exams.
Veggies & hummus
Chop up some carrots, cucumbers, and peppers (and any of your other favourite vegetables) and pair them with your favourite hummus. You’ll be healthy without breaking the bank! Hummus is high in protein and calcium and contains plenty of Omega 3 fatty acids. It’s tasty, too!
Apple & peanut/almond/sunflower butter
Whether you prefer green or red (or yellow) apples, you’ll still be getting vitamin C, fibre, and potassium. Adding your choice of nut butter will help you get your protein, which will keep you full.
You can buy this in bulk at Superstore or Sobey’s or you can make your own! Buy some dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and some dark chocolate and you’ll have a snack that’s easy to munch on.
OK, not super healthy. But sometimes you need a fun snack to continuously eat while you get your work done.
Raspberries & dark chocolate
Raspberries are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients, and dark chocolate actually has some great health benefits if consumed in moderation. The higher the cacao percentage, the healthier the chocolate is!
These are super easy to make: just dry the chickpeas with paper towel, add some salt and some flavouring (pick your favourite spices), and put them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 400F for about 40 minutes! Chili powder or garlic salt works well, but if you’re feeling extra adventurous you can try boiling them in vinegar first and finishing them off with salt.
Pair some low- or non-fat Greek yogurt with berries and granola or shaved almonds. Greek yogurt is packed with protein and adding toppings makes it even more delish. Bonus points if you pack it in a mason jar.
Avocado (a.k.a. the ultimate study snack)
Make some guacamole to enjoy with your veggies or spread it on multigrain toast. Avocado is a good source of vitamin E and contains healthy fats!
You can buy flavoured popcorn or add your own twist! For a spicy Sriracha popcorn, combine melted butter and Sriracha and pour it over your popcorn.
Delainey has an avocado addiction!