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5 Snacks to Keep in Your Dorm at All Times

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

Put down the Ben & Jerry’s, collegiettes™! Late-night studying can make you crave all things sugary, salty, and greasy. Keep these healthy alternatives on hand in case of emergency, and you’ll never be study-hungry again!

1. Frozen Bananas 
Cheap, sweet, creamy, and convenient. Bananas are a fantastic alternative to ice cream. Cut up a couple, and throw them in your freezer. You’ll have a perfect snack that’ll save you a ton of calories (and guilt) the next morning. Eat with a bit of peanut butter or a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Whole Wheat Crackers 
Another versatile snack. Whole wheat crackers are a much better alternative to deep-fried, overly salty chips. They’ll make you feel full faster and longer than if you dove into that massive bag of Doritos. Eat crackers with salsa, guacamole, or hummus if you’re craving a little something salty. Peanut butter or a little Nutella is great if you’re craving something sweet.

3. 100-Calorie Popcorn 
No-butter popcorn is another great alternative when your hand wants to gravitate toward the Cheetos because you get a lot of popcorn for less calories. Get boxes with smaller individualized packaging so you’re not tempted to overeat, and get some flavored shakers if you miss the buttery taste.  

4. Baby Carrots and Hummus 
If you’re trying to stay up late, the crunchiness of the carrots will help keep you awake, and the hummus can satisfy your craving for less favorable salty treats. Hummus also has a high protein content, which means you can stay full longer without as many snack breaks!

5. Whole Grain Granola Bars 
Definitely better than the 400-calorie, sugary counterparts also known as Pop-Tarts. Whole grain granola bars will not only satisfy your sweet tooth for a fraction of the calories, but getting them in flavors such as dark chocolate can also satisfy your chocolate fix. Make sure to pick out a brand that is low in calorie and sugar content.


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Antara Sinha is a sophomore journalism/pre-med major at the University of Florida. She is a contributing writer for USA Today College, and this is her third semester as a writer for Her Campus UFL. Her interests include health, science and lifestyle writing, and she plans on pursing medical and science journalism.
Cara oversees Her Campus Media's community department and serves as strategic lead for the expansion, development and management of all HCM communities, including the Her Campus Chapter Network, InfluenceHer Collective, College Fashionista, Spoon University, Campus Trendsetters, alumni and high school. She works closely with company leadership to develop new community-related sales offerings and the Integrated Marketing team to support all community-focused client marketing programs from end to end. Cara has experience working with high-profile talent, such as Jessica Alba, Andrew Yang, Amber Tamblyn, Aja Naomi King, Troian Bellisario, Jessica Marie Garcia, Nico Tortorella, Nastia Liukin, Rebecca Minkoff, Cecile Richards and Samantha Power, as well as brands like Coca-Cola, L'Oréal Paris, The New York Times, HBO, Uber, H&M and more. Having been a part of the HC family since 2011, Cara served as Campus Correspondent of the HC chapter at the University of Florida where she studied journalism, women’s studies and leadership. A New Yorker turned Floridian, Cara has a Friends quote for any situation. You can usually find her with her friends and family at the beach, a concert or live sports event or binge-watching Grey's Anatomy or Sons of Anarchy. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @thecararose.