The life of a college student is often one that is time-consuming. Going from class to class and from one meeting to another can make you forget that you need to have a meal. Here I am sharing some snack ideas that you can be used to keep you filled while on the move. They are pretty simple. You can just stash these items in your bag and run through the door.
Some college lecturers will allow you to have a snack in their class. The snacks below are ideal and will not cause you to have the class extremely scented that other students will not be able to concentrate. These will not take you more than 10 minutes to get them in your bag.
Yogurt provides nutrients such as protein, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Also when buying yogurt, choose those that contain Probiotics (beneficial bacterias). These are the ideal one that prove to beneficial to the body. It is able to soothe your stomach. It is known to improve the functionality of the immune system, reduce constipation and give you a much smoother skin.
Eating a yogurt is able to reduce the hunger that you may feel while in studies. There are different types of yogurt. Some are nonfat, low-fat or whole milk. You may have a favorite brand that you like. Some come with pieces of fruits inside while others don’t.
You can always add things like flax seed to your yogurt and have it your way. Remember to look on the sugar content of the yogurt as some brands contain high amounts of sugar.
Cereal or Granola Bars
These provide a good source of protein and fiber. They help to lower your cholesterol. Remember to read the ingredients list as some bars are very low in the essential nutrients that a normal bar should carry. Some bars may be high in calories.
Most granola bar contains a mixture of dried fruits, nuts, grains and oats. A bar is rich in minerals and vitamins and will boost your energy level as you go throughout the day.
Likewise, for cereals make a healthy decision. You may like the sugary ones, but the wholesome one are best because they are rich in fiber. I would advise you to buy the large box of cereal and pour in a container for on the go purposes with a small bottle of milk. This is more cost effective than buying the little packages.
Nuts and Seeds
Eating nuts is usually recommended by doctors. Whether it be cashew, almond, pistachio, peanuts, or any other type of nuts, this is a good way to start your day. A handful would be ideal. If you are able to get a bag of mixed nuts you will be able to have a balance in the various nutrients available.
Some nutrients that nuts contain are fiber, vitamin E, calcium, protein, and unsaturated fat that is able to lower cholesterol. Each type of nut has its own nutritional values.
Nuts are seen as some of the world’s healthiest food. Seeds like pumpkin and flax are also good to eat. There is no need to worry about gaining weight when eating nuts and seeds.
Some people believe that chips are not good to eat or in fact anything that crackles in a bag. Well, I must tell you that there are chips out there that carry health benefits. Chips are rich in vitamin C, potassium, protein, and carbohydrate. It is best to eat chips that have no trans fat. Some healthy chips are made from corn, potatoes, tortilla, veggies, etc.
You may even carry along with you a banana or plantain chips, onion rings, cheezeIt or some other snack just for the time until you are able to have a proper meal. Organic snacks are the best and most wholesome.
Fruits and Vegetables
Eating fruits is one of the best ways of reducing the chances of getting chronic illnesses. You can make a salad or pick up 2 of your favorite to head out with in the morning.
Fruits are tasty and give you a refreshing feeling. Instead of buying a bottle of soda or juice just take a piece of fruit with you to munch on. Take note of what is in the lunch kit of many kindergarten children. A piece of fruit. This is because most parents understand the importance of fruits in a diet.
Fruits and vegetables are all natural. They are both rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Their beautiful colors make them appealing and the taste is terrific.
There are so many variety to choose from so get yourself a small container so you can carry some fruits or vegetable with you. Oh! for salads don’t leave your utensil.
Cookies are nice and tasty treats. When choosing to make or buy cookies you want to ensure that it contains fiber, vitamins and minerals and not just salt and sugar. Cookies made from oatmeal, chocolate chips, peanut butter, raspberry, pumpkin, raisins, banana, chocolate brownie etc are best.
Other pastries like pies, banana bread puddings or a piece of cake can keep you while on the go. The best pastries are made from and with organic substances.
Examples of organic are fruits, vegetables, wheat or whole grain. Using the pure flour and sugar to make pastries is not ideal. Above is a potato pudding, strawberry cake and oatmeal raisin cookies. When you eat cookies and cake what you get mostly is carbohydrates, fat, and protein and this will give you lots of energy.
Remember that pastries should just be a snack and not something you should live on every day. A sweet tooth is not something that you ought to get.
All in one Shakes or Smoothies
If you want most of the nutrients that you need in one go, then you will need to take along with you a quick smoothie. Smoothies are very filling and is able to keep you until you are able to get your next meal.
If you have a smoothie maker in your room, just wash the fruits, slice, throw them in and have it in less than 10 minutes. It’s that easy. You don’t have the 10 mins to make it, get it on the way to class at the cafeteria or store.
You need to capitalize on all the vitamins that you can get. Taking juices that is a combination of fruits or vegetables will help your immune system, fight stress and illnesses and give you the clean skin as well as body figure you may be aiming for.
There are many good brands out there that can give you good shakes or juices. In the life of a college student, there should be no place for box drink or sodas. What you need is nutritious shakes and juices that will keep you up, alert and going.
Many will tell you that eating pizza is not healthy however adding lots of vegetable to pizza will be able to boost the nutritional content. Pizza usually contains a lot of calories.
If you want to prevent weight gain there are more things that you can do to make it more healthy. Do not order the extra cheese topping. Take crust that are made from wheat and limit the meat content of your pizza.
If you keep you pizza a vegan one, this can be really healthy snack. Customizing your pizza is best. A pizza usually take7-10 minutes to be made. Well it depends on the place of purchase. There are many snack ideas and you can come up with some of your own.
Just a timely remember from a student herself. Be moderate in your snack intake as too much of one thing is not good and remember not to practice walking and eating as most often do.
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