It's easy to fall into the rut of cheap and convenient packaged snacks while you're running on empty, especially after long hours of studying. But as we always like to say: THERE ARE OPTIONS! Simple, inexpensive, make-ahead options! The key to snacking while studying or working in general is to keep it ~nutrient dense~. This means that you are feeding your body and brain as much vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and fat, that you can for optimal functionality. We rounded up five of our favorite study - or work! - snacks that you can make tonight and enjoy tomorrow. What's your go-to?
1. Kale Chips
This is probably one of our biggest go-to's when it comes to snacking. Kale chips are extremely nutrient-dense and much tastier than you might think. Add a little nutritional yeast and you're set! Click here for the video recipe.
2. Coconut Cinnamon Popcorn
Non-GMO popcorn kernels and a little bit of flavoring can go a LONG way. This low-caloric snack is great to have while you're in the mindset of long-term studying. It satisfies your craving to mindlessly snack without resulting in a full, tired, mess. Click here for the video recipe.
3. Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these easy-to-make "cookie bites" disguised as energy bites. Seriously, they're super tasty and full of healthy fats for brain function! Get the recipe here.
4. Rosemary & Honey Pita Chips
Homemade, full of flavor and the ideal candidate to pair with your hummus of choice. This makes snacking on chips so much healthier - just by opting to completely DIY it all, and you'll never believe how simple it is. Watch the recipe here.
5. Apple & Nut Butter Sandwiches
This is the "messiest" recipe out of the bunch but arguably the most delicious, too. Fun to eat, i.e. perfect to enjoy on your study break. You can use peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, get creative! Watch how to make the recipe here.
Share your favorite study snacks in the comments below!