Wednesday, April 12, 2017

5 Healthy College Snacks

With summer on the horizon, my roomie Caroline and I have been making it our mission to get more active and eat cleaner. In the winter, it was easy to skip the gym or get food delivered because it was too cold outside, so now that the weather is much warmer, we're changing our ways for the remainder of the semester! Since snacking is such a large part of college, I thought I would give you guys some ideas for healthy snacks I've been eating lately because I've actually really been enjoying them.

Also, a little tidbit I wanted to share that I've learned this year: if you're like me, avoid having any kind of junk food (ie. ice cream, candy, etc.) in your dorm because you will get bored and eat it all. If I don't have anything unhealthy in my room, then most often than not I won't binge eat anything. However, we've had a lot of Easter candy in the past few days that we easily could have avoided (especially after 10 pm when we are craving sweets!).


+ banana and peanut butter
I think I've had a banana and peanut butter every day for the past two weeks... They're so addicting! I've been trying to make a conscious effort to avoid dessert as much as possible (this all goes out the window during exams, oops) and a banana with some peanut butter acts as the perfect substitute. It's sweet and really filling, plus really good for you because it's packed with potassium and fiber! I'll swing by the dining hall in the morning or before doing work to grab a single serving container of peanut butter and a banana for the perfect snack.

+ Greek yogurt and granola 
I've really been on a Greek yogurt kick lately - I eat it at least 4-5 times per week for either breakfast, lunch or just a mid-day pick me up. If I want to make it a full meal, I'll pop it in a bowl with some berries and granola, or I'll eat it by itself if I'm not as hungry. A lot of people here also eat the  Chobani flips which I'm a little intimidated to try, but they sound delicious nonetheless!

+ humus and veggies 
Every time we run to Target or CVS, I always pick up a small container of humus to keep in our fridge. Whether I'm eating crackers, carrots or celery, I love adding a little humus for protein and extra flavor. This is nice to keep on hand because it doesn't expire too quickly.

+ one serving microwave popcorn
Oh my gosh you guys... my roomie and I swear by the  Skinny Girl lime and sea salt popcorn. It's only 160 calories per bag and you get the same crunchy taste with a lot less calories than the traditional greasy stuff. You can get it shipped to you from places like Amazon or Walmart in case you don't have access to a store nearby!

+ Fresh fruit salad
Honestly, half the time when I crave a snack it's just to have some food in my mouth... Like you could literally give me a bag of chips or a bowl of fruit and I wouldn't know the difference haha (well, maybe not :). My dining hall has a pretty good fruit section most of the time, so after class if I am in the mood for something sweet, I'll get a bowl of grapes and berries to satisfy my taste buds.


What healthy snacks do you recommend for college students?
xoxo

3 comments :

  1. Omg girl if you love pb-bananas, you've GOTTA try the peanut butter Chobani flip and add bananas to it!!! My mom and I are OBSESSED!

    xoxo, Ally
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  2. I love bananas and almond butter.

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  3. I need to hunt down that skinny girl popcorn! I'm a teacher and would love to have that single serving as a healthy-ish snack for my planning period!

    xoxo, SS

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