By Elizabeth Dubos
School snacks can be tough when you’ve got a busy schedule. Then you grab the nearest snack possible to you and it can unhealthy. When you’re in school, you need to stay sharp in order to succeed. Choosing the right snack can help you stay awake to study longer, improve your memory, and give you energy to keep studying. It’s back-to-school season, so whether you’re a parent of a student or a student yourself, here are some snack recipes for school success.
1. Apples – Apples don’t need to be stored in the refrigerator, so you can easily grab them when you’re in a hurry. If you have a bit of spare time, pair it with some peanut butter for additional protein to improve brain power.
2. Strawberries – They help boost your immune system, so you don’t have to worry about missing school. If you don’t like the taste of just a strawberry, add a bit of sugar to make it a sweet treat. This sweet treat is a great alternative to candy.
3. Carrots – They’re crunchy, sweet, and comes in different shapes and sizes. One of my favorites are the ones shaped like French fries. Carrots will help improve your heart and eye health. If you have to read for a long time, try eating some carrots, so your eyes don’t get sore and start to hurt.
4. Dark Chocolate – This snack is meant to be eaten in small amounts. It contains small traces of caffeine that will help you finish your study session, but won’t keep awake at night. If you’ve got a big test in the morning but are not a morning person, then dark chocolate would come in handy to help wake you up. Dark chocolate can help lift your mood, too. Be sure to make that your dark chocolate is 70% or higher.
5. Hard Boiled Eggs – They are incredibly nutritious as they contain trace amount of nutrients vital for your health. Plus, they are high in protein and will help make you feel fuller. This is beneficial for long study sessions when you cannot take the time to eat a full meal.
6. String Cheese – Nutritionist Abby Langer states, “People think string cheese is ultra-processed, but guess what, it’s real cheese! Also, it’s a great source of protein and calcium, it's portable, and it tastes good. Along with a piece of fruit, it's a great snack. I give it an A+
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7. Granola Bar – Annie’s Granola Bars are one of my favorites because they easy to take to school and eat. They come in a variety of flavors, such as chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. They are low in calories and high in fiber and protein. Granola bars are excellent energy boosters when you’re working hard in school.
Edited by Emily Chance