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5 Healthy Snack Ideas for a Busy Student Life

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A busy schedule goes hand-in-hand with attending college or university, especially if you participate in extracurricular activities. All too often, we find ourselves skipping meals or eating on the run to save time. While this reality may be easy enough to digest when you are young and healthy, there are hidden dangers to a bad diet. Lack of nutrition from the tendency to eat high-sodium/sugary foods and snacks will not keep your body and mind fit for the physical and mental workout of a busy life.

If you are out of time and out of ideas, look at a few healthy snack ideas that you can mull over as you rush to class.

 

Student Friendly Snack Ideas

 

1) Smoothies

Berries, like strawberries and blueberries, as well as other berries such as bananas, make perfect smoothies. However, vegetables such as spinach or kale can also be added to bolster your vitamin intake.

 

2) Yogurt

Get a flavor of the dairy products food group with a Yogurt cup and add granola for some grainy goodness and the perfect crunch. Put on some berry to top it off.

 

3) Dried Fruits/Nuts

If you value sweets, dried fruits, including raisins and apricots, are as close to healthy candy as you will get. Mix in some almonds or other nut products to obtain essential oils

 

4) Healthy Spreads

Peanut butter is a powerful protein. Multiply it on some whole grain loaf of bread for a super-filling snack. Alternative with almond butter or another pass on products, a few of which taste nearly the same as peanut butter, if allergies are a concern.

 

5) Muffins

Although this snack usually consists of some fat, muffin alternatives like carrot, bran, oatmeal, cranberry or apple certainly put in a helping of nutrients to your diet.

 

Anwar Abdi

Anwar is Junior at the University of Windsor is currently Studying Communication Media and film, He loves cooking vegan food, and in his spare time, he watches a lot of Netflix, and his favorite shows are Suits, Scandal, Homeland.