Snacks are great. The thing gets you from the morning to the afternoon and from the afternoon to the evening. Granted, some people could stand to hold off the snacks, I included, but instead of slowly killing yourself with unhealthy treats, here are some healthier snacks for students.
Salted Trail Mix chocolate Bark
Snacks for students are usually associated with unhealthy, sugary treats. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Why not try Salted Trail Mix Chocolate Bark. The summer’s leftover trail mix becomes the fall’s power snack. It doesn’t have to be chocolate, you could try a peanut butter mix, and here is the recipe.
Apple chips are quite refreshing and revitalise the brain for when it’s those slow days. The best part about this is that you can choose with over 100 types of apples, so find out which one is your favourite and see how this snack for students tastes to you.
Baked Veggie Crisps (Tyrrells)
Vegetarian crisps have gained a lot of attraction, especially with the popular crisp making it very accessible to get a healthy snack. You can try a range of flavours of theses veggie crisps, but I would start with lightly salted if I were you. The vegetables include carrots, beetroot and parsnip with a pinch of salt and pepper. ‘Cheap and tasty’ are snacks for students, and that’s exactly what Tyrrells are.
Mango Fruit Roll-Ups
These babies have only one ingredient: mango. This is a healthier version of those fruit twisters that you used to get in primary school. Less sugar, more taste. Mango fruit rolls are the way to go if you’re in the mood to have something sugary, or an apple just isn’t cutting it. Prep them in 10 minutes, then sit back and relax while they cook in the oven. Recipe here.
For all that love or like bananas, there’s a great snack for you to have that won’t end up squashed when you put in your bag or pocket. Banana chips were always a favourite growing up and it’s still cool to have them so don’t be ashamed of whipping them out in front of your friends. If bananas aren’t your thing then there are alternatives, for example, apricot chips, a bag of raisins, a dry fruit mix bag or mango chips. One of the great snacks for students.
This one seems to go under the radar a lot, but toasted seeds or a bag of nuts are both nutritious and tasty. Try any variation you want, whether that be a mix of nuts, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds etc. Toasted seeds/nuts are great snacks for students so give it a go.
Baked Sweet potato treats
Sweet potatoes have nutrients like Vitamins C and D, and these chips are simple to make and use just a little bit of oil. Recipe here.
Think about it. Cookie dough balls, but healthy! Energy balls taste like everyone’s favourite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream but made with nutritious whole ingredients. You can make these snacks with either ground flax seeds or whole chia seeds, both, which are a source of fibre, protein and antioxidants. Snacks for students can be fun, like this energy ball. They’re a healthy alternative to commercial granola bars, which are usually high in sugar and artificial ingredients. Recipe here.
A piece of fruit
A piece of fruit is a convenient and healthy snack for anyone. Most fruits contain fibre and important nutrients like vitamins A and C and potassium. Bananas, apples, grapes, peaches and plums are examples of grab-and-go snacks. Cut fruits like pineapple, mango and apples into bite-size pieces and store them in small containers for convenient snacks.
These were snacks for students. If you liked it, leave a comment and tell your friends about it. Don’t forget to read other blogs in Student Bunker such as 5 of The Biggest Food Fads of 2016 and tell us what you think.