It’s that time of year again... Finals week has arrived. For many, this means 7 straight days of endless study hours, late nights, and mountains of stress. Although we prepare for it all semester, this dreaded week always comes way too fast.
As our anxieties begin to grow, it becomes easy to lose track of healthy eating and resort to late night binges. But, if you chose your foods wisely your meals can help you power through any serious study session.
Here are 8 great healthy snacks to help keep you going:
High in protein and low in sugar, this yummy, healthy option will keep you energized while curbing your hunger. Try pairing it with your favorite fruits or with low-fat granola for that extra boost of energy.
Apples and Peanut Butter
Apples alone are good for you, but pairing them with a great source of protein like peanut butter makes for the perfect study snack.
This is a great alternative for any chip cravings. Plus, you can buy single-serving bags, such as skinny pop, to keep you from overeating.
This protein-packed snack is easily transportable and can curb any of your sweet or salty cravings.
Low in calories but high in fiber and protein, what could be better? It only takes minutes to make and is the perfect food for any on the go students.
As long as you remember “everything in moderation,” dark chocolate is an amazing brain food! Not only does this snack provide antioxidants and natural stimulation, but also it can produce endorphins to help lift your mood during an intense study-sesh.
With a wide variety to choose from, nuts are high in the good kinds of fats, fiber, and protein, and can give you a much needed energy boost during that late night review. Try to buy portioned controlled bags ( especially unsalted if you want to be extra healthy!).
Veggies and Hummus
In moderation, hummus is packed with tons of health benefits. This all-natural food is filled with energy boosting protein as well as calcium, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Try dipping vegetables like carrots, cucumber, or red pepper in it for a super nutritious yet delicious treat.