Think about it: proper nutrition can enhance brain power and keep your body strong. You’ve got breakfast, lunch and dinner covered. Add one more course to your eating schedule. Eat sensible, brain-empowering and body-boosting healthy snacks.
While fish and eggs are on a list of healthy foods that can satiate and boost brain and body performance, it’s unlikely you’ll carry either of those in your backpack as a handy, quick snack. Don’t worry! There are several other options that are easily portable and won’t earn you a stinky reputation.
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Dried blueberries, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and seaweed squares are easily stowed and won’t crumble if they end up under a pile of books in your bag. If you’re home, though, you can take a little time to create healthy snacks to bridge the gap between meals.
4 Quick and Easy Healthy Snacks to Keep you Well-Fed and Strong – Morning, Noon and Night
Berries, Walnuts, and Yogurt
Choose berries, any berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries – they are all nutritious. Pair it with yogurt for a snack that will fill you up, but won’t leave you sluggish. Add sliced bananas if you want more sweetness.
Frozen Dark Chocolate Banana Chunks
You do have to think ahead to have these on hand. But, thinking is your strong suit – right? Cut bananas into 1-inch chunks. Melt an unsweetened dark chocolate bar in the microwave for a few seconds. Dip the chunks in the chocolate. Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Put them in the freezer to solidify.
Easy Guacamole with Veggie Strips
The “good fats” in avocados make them a winning choice. Place two ripe avocado in a bowl with two cloves of crushed garlic, a bit of salt and the juice of one lemon. Mash it. That’s it!
Dip any raw vegetable of your choice and enjoy! Try carrots to keep your peepers happy and prepped for all the reading you do. Or opt for red bell pepper, cucumber or any other veggie you like. You can’t go wrong with raw vegetables when it comes to getting your body the nutrients it needs.
Hummus with Broccoli
Eating hummus as a snack is a no-brainer. The protein in the little orbs will keep your muscles strong and give you energy. Pair it with brain-boosting raw broccoli and you’ll have a powerful combination that will keep your muscles and brain humming along when you need them most. Like guacamole, preparing hummus can be super simple.
Place one can of chickpeas in a blender. Reserve the liquid from the chickpeas. Add two cloves of crushed garlic, ¼ cup tahini (or more to taste) and a tablespoon of olive oil. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the blender. Add about ¼ of the reserved liquid from the chickpeas. Start blending. If it needs more liquid, add it a little at a time. Add salt to taste.