I love eating, but I’m also ridiculously picky. Snacks are always easier for me than meals because of my pickiness. Also, because I’m always on the go between class and work, having easy to grab snacks is much easier than preparing a meal every time I get a craving. If I fill my kitchen (or dorm) with healthy options, I’m less likely to eat out and snack on less healthy things later! Here are my favorite healthy college snack ideas!
Fruit. This is a no brainer. I prefer bananas and strawberries myself, but I don’t eat them alone very much. I prefer to slice them and mix them with other foods like yogurt or cereal.
Fruit chips. I am just now getting into fruit chips and let me tell you they are the bomb. I like to binge watch Greys Anatomy of Netflix like nobody’s business, and this experience wouldn’t feel right without something to much on. Apple chips are my favorite and I can shove those in my mouth and not feel sick later, it’s the best of both worlds.
Granola. Granola is so versatile, you seriously need it in your life. Add it to yogurt to make it more substantial (I eat it as a meal, no shame). Bring it to class, bring it to the gym, bring it everywhere!
Mac and cheese. I am a die hard mac-and-cheese fan. If I could live on it, I would. When I lived in the dorms, the microwavable cups were my go-to. Opt for a whole grain pasta with reduced sugar for a healthier alternative!
Nuts. I wish I liked nuts, but unfortunately I do not. However, these are also super versatile. Add some dark chocolate and you’ve got yourself a scrumptious snack!
Yogurt. Yogurt for lunch, yogurt for dinner, yogurt at 2am, yogurt always. Greek yogurt is high in protein and you can add all kinds of goodies to make it tastier (though it’s great alone!)
Cheese. So many cheeses! You can do cheese and crackers (maybe with wine?) or keep it simple with string cheese. My mouth is watering just thinking about the cheese options out there!
Popcorn. Popcorn isn’t just for movies! Get some low salt, low butter popcorn and get poppin!
Canned soup. When I lived in a dorm I had piles of soup cans overflowing everywhere. Now that I live in an apartment, I still have piles everywhere. They’re quick to make and can be stored probably forever. Check out low sodium options and soup-on.
Happy snacking! What are your favorite snacks?