As a college student life can be pretty busy. This can leave us wondering how to eat healthy, do homework, get rest, etc. In fact many of us get sick of eating the same unhealthy foods everyday and it can make us less productive and sluggish. If you are looking for some healthier options to snack on between classes, these are six foods that you can count on to give you great energy throughout your day.
- Teddy’s Peanut Butter
Teddy’s peanut butter is an all natural, USA grown, vegan, and gluten free snack. It pairs well with apples or a low fat cracker to get you through your day. At 190 calories per 2 tablespoons, Teddy’s is worth a taste!
- Almonds – Salted or Non-Salted
Almonds can easily be found in any grocery store and are a great source of protein and fiber. They are also great snack foods because they are very filling and are packed with nutrients. At 180 calories per 1/4 cup, almonds are easy to munch on right before class or in the library!
- Activia Vanilla Probiotic Yogurt
While yogurt isn’t always the best option for a snack due to all the dairy inside, Activia’s 4 oz. probiotic yogurt is gluten free as well as only 90 calories! It pairs well with any granola and contains live probiotics that help your digestive system.
- Apples… yes Apples!
Everyone knows that apples are a healthy snack, but did you know that they are a great source of fiber as well? Apples can be quick and easy to snack on as you rush to class.
- Pretzel Crisps – Snack Packs
If you’re a big fan of chips and pretzels but would like to cut back on all the calories, Pretzel Crisps snack packs are an amazing option. Pretzel crisps come in large sizes as well as individual snack bags that are 100 calories per 11 crisps. The snack bags are not only filled with tasty pretzels but they are also great to throw in your backpack or share with friends. These non GMO pretzels should definitely be on your list.
- Think Thin Chocolate Cake Protein Cakes
And finally, for all the sweet tooth’s out there, Think Thin Protein Cakes are packed with 12 grams of protein and they also make a great chocolate snack. At only 170 calories for 2 cakes, these protein cakes are gluten free and GMO free. So next time you’re leaving the gym make sure you pack a Think Think protein cake for your post workout gains.