Being a college student myself, I know we are constantly on the go – running from class, to the gym, to the library. These hectic schedules typically cause us to grab the most convenient snack option. Unfortunately, often times these fast snacks are not giving us the extra boost of energy that we need to get us through the day. So, instead of walking out the door and reaching for that bag of greasy potato chips or chocolate chip cookies, try these healthier on the go snack options that taste just as good!
1. Fruit – Apples, bananas, pears, etc. are great fruits that you can eat on the go! If you prefer to have these fruits in slices, just take a few minutes to cut them up and put them in a plastic bag. Many grocery stores also sell prepackaged sliced fruit that you can keep right in your fridge. These fruits will keep you full throughout the day, unlike “fruity snacks,” which have limited nutritional value.
2. Trail Mix – You can find tons of pre-made bags of trail mix at any grocery store. Try to find mixes that contain mainly nuts with the least amount of salt. Feel free to also make your own trail mix by combining your favorite nuts, dried fruit, and dark chocolate chips! For more ideas of what to add to your homemade trail mix, check out these recipes here.
3. Bars – I’m not taking about candy bars! There are many nutritious bars containing natural and healthy ingredients that you can easily grab and eat on the go. KIND bars, Luna bars, and LARA bars are all great options and come in a variety of delicious flavors (plus, you can find most of these at your campus bookstore!). One of my favorites is KIND’s peanut butter dark chocolate bar. It tastes just as good, or even better, as a Snickers bar!
Any suggestions? Tweet us @BNcollege, hashtag #healthyBNC!
Written by Guest Blogger, Kat P. of Elon University