Limited funds should not be narrowing your choice of lecture snacks. There are many selections of healthy, flavour fulfilling options to help you go about your day. You deserve to eat well and pay well in the process! Here are some of the best snacks to munch on when your day is packed full!
1. Blueberry Goodness
Simple as they may seem, these little berries pack punch when it comes to nutritional value. It’s no wonder they’re known as a superfood! In addition to the many nutrients and benefits, blueberries can even help prevent memory loss, increases motor skill function and learning capacity. Try them frozen for an extra treat!
2. Coffee For The Lovers
Moderate amounts of the caffeine contained in coffee can help improve brain function, your reaction time, focus and attention span. However, this is only in moderation. If overdone, it can have adverse results.
3. The Option Of Almonds
A handful of almonds can sustain you for long periods of time. They’re made from healthy fats and are a good source of protein (6 grams of protein in one ounce) – in moderation. One ounce of almonds also contains 14 grams of fat (even if it is the good kind). It’s a great option as long as you make sure you don’t overindulge or you may find yourself with some unwanted weight gain.
4. Dark Chocolate
As long as you follow the “everything in moderation” rule, this snack can provide benefits like antioxidants and helps with natural stimulation. Dark chocolate also can help with the production of endorphins, helping you conquer your tasks while boosting your mood.
5. Eggies People
Easy to make and easy to hard boil and take on the go, eggs are also inexpensive. They have the benefits of both protein and choline packed in, which both help improve brain function and memory.
6. Avocado (Plain And Simple)
Technically a fruit, avocados have mono-saturated fats, which improve blood flow and can lower blood pressure. They’re also a great source of Vitamin E. But, make sure not to overindulge – these are fatty fruits (even if they are good fats) so a quarter or half is more than enough for one serving. Avocados are quick and easy which makes them one of the best snacks to munch on for sure!
7. Trail Mixes
This is a tricky one because some unhealthy snacks are disguised as trail mix. It’s probably best to make your own or find a healthy version with nuts and dried fruits. Portion control is also vital to make sure you’re not consuming a ton of trans-fats.
8. Greek Yoghurt
Since Greek yogurt is high in protein but low in sugar, it’s a snack that will sustain you and keep you satisfied. You can purchase in different flavours or add some fruit, honey or granola to jazz up a plain flavour.
High in fiber and protein while being low in calories and fat isn’t easy to find. That’s why oatmeal is basically the gem of quick and easy foods. Not to mention it tastes good and comes in instant options, making it convenient for on the go students.
10. Go Bananas
Bananas are a great bang for your buck, perfect for on-the-go and are full of vitamins, potassium and fiber with low salt. Coming in at only 100 calories for an average sized banana? Yes, please! Bananas are definitely one of the best snacks to munch on!
11. Carrots, Carrots & More
Carrots, bell peppers, celeries, cucumbers! Fresh veggies are a great way to get in your daily dose of nutrients. They’re also crunchy, delicious substitutes for Cheetos. Dip the vegetables in hummus, wrap them around low-fat meats or stuff them in pita bread!
12. Fruit Salad
Mix together your favourite seasonal fruits. Put them in a large bowl and refrigerate for a couple hours in order for the natural, sugary juices to mingle and marinate. This way, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without inhaling candy bars.
Can you see yourself eating some of these best snacks to munch on? Let us know in the comments below!
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