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Top 3 Healthy Snacks For When You’re On The Go  

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

The busy day-to-day lifestyle of a college student can make it difficult to prioritize our health. Eating healthy is often the last thing on our minds, which is why I am going to offer you my top three snacks I reach for when my mind is busy but needs the fuel to keep going throughout the day: 

“Healthy Snickers”

One of my favorite go-to snacks is a “healthy snickers” (nothing will ever beat a Snickers bar but for the sake of giving this a fun name, we’ll call it that). These little goodies are Medjool dates stuffed with nut butter and drizzled with chocolate — I found this recipe a few years ago and it is a consistent freezer staple for me now. 

What you will need: Pitted Medjool dates, your choice of nut butter, your favorite chocolate (melted), and sea salt (optional)

Simply fill the pitted date with nut butter and drizzle (or dip) the date into melted chocolate. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and place your dates in a sealed container (preferably on top of a piece of parchment paper) and stick it in the freezer! These are filled with healthy fats and carbs that should give you the boost of energy you need to sit through that next lecture. 

Homemade granola

One of my next favorites is homemade granola. While I totally understand this may be difficult for us college freshmen who don’t have kitchens here at BU (and in that case I would suggest the Sargent Homemade Granola at Marciano Commons), it’s a great and versatile snacking option. 

Click here for my go-to recipe!

What you will need: oats, raw nuts, sea salt, maple syrup/honey, your choice of oil (I recommend avocado), cinnamon, vanilla extract, dried fruit (optional) 

The process is pretty simple and Cookie and Kate goes through it very methodically! Layer this nutrient-packed granola over greek yogurt, have it alongside your favorite milk, or simply take it on-the-go and snack on it by itself. 

Granola bars

My final recommendation is the classic on-the-go snack — granola bars.

Store-bought bars are often filled with unnecessary additives like corn syrup and palm oil, which offers little nutrition in comparison to natural foods. Additionally, purchasing bars with whole ingredients tends to be crazily expensive, which can be difficult to sustain as a college student. Therefore, making the bars at home can not only be healthier, but more cost-effective! 

Click here for my go-to recipe!

What you will need: oats, raw nuts, creamy nut butter, sea salt, maple syrup/honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract

Optional add-ins: chocolate chips, dried fruit, or whatever you’d like!

If making these bars on your own is truly not feasible, my go-to store-bought options include Trader Joe’s “ABC Bars,” Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Fruit Bars, and JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars. RX Bars and GoMacro Bars are great too, but are more costly.


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Noyonika is a freshman at BU majoring in Environmental Analysis and Policy with a potential double minor in Economics and Nutrition Science. She enjoys singing, working out, and exploring the city to try new foods in her free time!