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My Go-To Nibbles and Bites

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a soothing ride in my palette. Okay, maybe not like that… in all honesty, being a full-time working student can be difficult to manage, which makes it difficult to find time for your sanity. It can be hard to cook food all the time, so having recipes on hand makes it easy to plan ahead for the week. Here are my go-to, sight-pleasing, ambrosial, and mouth-watering recipes: 

1. Menemen

Not exactly a snack, but this is the easiest and most satisfying breakfast recipe, requiring just eggs and tomatoes. I usually have this for breakfast with traditional Middle Eastern milk tea. 

2. Toast with peanut butter and fruit 

Peanut butter is a great source of protein, fiber, and potassium. Strawberries are also a perfect garnish and have incredible benefits; they are packed with antioxidants and work wonders for the skin to attack bacteria. They also strengthen and whiten the teeth, promote healthy hair growth, boost immunity, and improve blood flow in the heart. 

3. Nuts and dried fruit

Fruits and nuts are an immediate source of fuel. They are rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and healthy fatty acids. I usually pack these in tiny ziplock bags and take them wherever I am going. They’re super convenient, less messy, and incredibly healthy. 

Trail Mix Christin Urso / Spoon

4. Honey, fruit, and granola

This one is a staple post-workout snack. I usually add fruit for more nutrients. It depends on what I find in the fridge, but I usually throw in strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwis, bananas, and peaches. I also add in a whole lot of granola (I use Quaker Simply Granola Cereal) and BAM (beautiful and delicious), you have a filling and healthy snack. Having a reusable container to put it in is always convenient, that way I can simply take it along with me and go about my day.

5. Turkey sandwich 

Starting with 2 slices of whole wheat bread, spread a thin layer of mayo and sriracha on both slices of bread. I then add thin slices of cheddar cheese, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, and of course, turkey. Easy and delicious! 

6. Salads

Greens are essential for acquiring your minerals and vitamins. Rich in iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamins C, E, K, and many of the B vitamins, they make the perfect bowl of happiness. What I love about salads is that you can be extra creative, add your favorite things, and acquire both the nutrients and flavor you savor.

Salad Jenny Georgieva / Spoon

7. Sushi

This is more of a guilty pleasure, and might require some more effort than the other recipes, but it is so worth it. Just add your favorite ingredients and you’ll be satisfied and content. For me, that consists of avocado, cucumber, salmon, and cream cheese. Eating seaweed with rice and your own added ingredients will always taste amazing!