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Snacks are the best thing to exist in my world! Because I’m constantly snacking, I try to at least eat healthly. Here is a list of my five favorite healthy snacks at the moment. 

Chocolate Covered Filled Dates

You’ve probably seen these on your Tik Tok FYP page, and if you haven’t, why aren’t you on FoodTok yet? But seriously, you need to try these if you haven’t already! All you do is buy a box of dates (I prefer the pitted ones), chocolate of your choice, sea salt, and any nut butter. Fill your pitted dates with a squeeze of nut butter, close it, dip in chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt! Once you are done filling and dipping, go ahead and put your dates in the freezer to set, then enjoy! This is a super easy snack to make and quickly grab for when you want something sweet that’s also good for you! Fun fact: dates have nutrients that are high in fiber and antioxidants!

Pesto Hummus with Veggies

You’re probably wondering: pesto hummus?! I know it sounds a little crazy but trust me. Grab your favorite hummus; I like any classic flavor, and add a scoop of your favorite pesto! Mix it all up, add a dash of olive oil, and you have just made the best dip of all time. I like to dip carrots, cucumbers, and pita chips in it for the perfect snack!

Overnight Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is easily one of my favorite snacks! Some might disagree with me, but I love the texture of the seeds. All you have to do is buy chia seeds, a milk option, and a natural sweetener. Measure out your chia seeds and milk option 2:1 and add a dash of honey, agave, or maple syrup for sweetness. Then put it in your fridge overnight, and in the morning, you have a healthy start to your day or a great snack in the afternoon. You can customize your chia pudding by adding toppings to it too! I like to add berries and almonds to mine.

Bagel with Avocado

Similar to avocado toast but on a bagel! The reason I like using a bagel instead of bread is that it’s easier to take with me on the go. I toast a whole-grain gluten-free bagel, top it with some butter, and smashed avocado! I’ll add some salt, pepper, and everything seasoning too. This is an easy snack to take with you in your backpack!

Rice Bowl

This is another go-to snack that’s more on the heavy side. I’ll cook some rice the night before and put it in the fridge. When I’m ready to eat, I’ll add some beans to the rice and throw them in the microwave. Then, I add some cilantro, a squeeze of lime, avocado, and salsa. Scoop it in a traveling dish, and you can quickly eat it on the go as well!

Being a busy student, it’s important to me to be able to eat healthily and get the nutrients I need, while also not spending a lot of time preparing food or cooking. These snacks are easy enough for me to grab and go or make within a few minutes. I hope you try one or all of these snacks!

Hello! My name is Erin Barker and I'm studying Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations at San Diego State University. I was born and raised in the Denver area and always knew I wanted to go out-of-state at a campus with warm weather! SDSU was my dream school so it was a no-brainer when I got in that I'd soon be packing my bags. You can find me at any beach tanning, eating all the Cacio e Pepe in Little Italy, or getting boba! When I'm not here in San Diego studying I'm back home visiting family and my three dachshunds in Colorado! I have a passion for my faith, fashion, traveling, building quality friendships, and putting family first. I'm so grateful to be part of the Her Campus community to have a space to write creatively!