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Healthy but Tasty Snacks to Keep in your Dorm Room

Sometimes between meals and at night, you need a little something to stay full and satisfy your cravings. Especially with finals season not too far away, I know that when work piles up, I start to get snacky. As college students, it’s often tough to find healthy, filling snacks that also taste good. Here’s a list of a few of my favorites:


  1. Biena Honey Roasted Chickpeas

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These chickpeas are protein-packed, and also a great way to satisfy a craving for something sweet! They also come in other flavors, like sea salt, barbeque and cinnamon crunch. You can find out more about them here: https://bienasnacks.com/


2. Bear Naked Granola

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This granola is super filling and delicious. Plus, they use natural ingredients that are easy to pronounce. My favorite flavor is Cacao and Cashew butter (it has chocolate chunks!), but some other really good ones are Honey Almond, Peanut Butter and Original Cinnamon. See all of the flavors here: https://www.bearnaked.com/en_US/home.html

3. Jolly Time Healthy Pop popcorn

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This snack is perfect if you just want to munch on something before bed guilt-free. Each bag is only 100 calories, but they come with more popcorn than you’d think– and it tastes so good. They also provide healthy recipes, like popcorn energy bites, on their website. Learn more or order some here: https://www.jollytime.com/


4. Luna Bars

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These bars are great for a quick breakfast or a filling snack and can be found at most grocery stores. They come in delicious flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and S’mores, and they use organic ingredients. Plus, they have a history of supporting women–and just closed the World Cup roster bonus pay gap by giving each woman on the World Cup team enough money to make their bonus equal to men’s! Check out more here: https://www.clifbar.com/luna

5. Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame

It may not sound too appealing, but when I tried dry roasted edamame earlier this year I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! It’s a great option when you want something salty and crunchy, and you can eat it plain or throw it on a salad. It’s also full of protein and fiber, so it keeps you full for a while. See all of the varieties, like Sea Salt and Spicy Wasabi, here: http://www.seapointfarms.com/products/dry-roasted-edamame.html


Of course, when you have time, dining halls also offer great snack options, like fresh fruit, veggies, hummus, and peanut butter. Happy eating everyone!


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Hi! I'm Kristen, a sophomore at Colby College majoring in psychology and minoring in English. I run for the track team at Colby, and work as a writing tutor. I'm from Ashland, Massachusetts, and plan to study abroad in Copenhagen next semester!
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