Contrary to popular belief, pizza, chips, and candy are not the best study snacks. While they’re quick and easy, they aren’t healthy. More still, they aren’t brain food. So whether you’re studying for midterms, finals, or are just up late writing your next paper, stick with high protein, all natural, and whole grain. Here are our 10 favorite study snacks:
1. Apple sandwiches
Never eaten an apple sandwich before? You’re missing out. Slice your favorite brand of apples horizontally, then cover one slice with almond butter and granola. Top it off with another slice of apple and you’ve got yourself a snack! Read the full recipe here.
No recipe and or real preparation required. Just slice your favorite vegetables—carrots, peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, celery, etc.—and lay them out on a plate. Score some tasty hummus (or make your own) and dig in!
Got a little time on your hands? Or want to prep the perfect snack in advance? These easy, energy-filled bites will appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth. All you need is oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, coconut flakes, flaxseed, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract. Recipe here.
Another easy, healthy way to cure your hunger! Take your favorite berries (or sliced banana), cover each one in Greek yoghurt using a toothpick, and pop them in the freezer. One hour later your snack will be ready! See the recipe here.
While this may sound complicated, it’s actually very easy, tasty, and filling. Just combine plain Greek yoghurt with peanut butter and honey. Then stir. Enjoy it with your favorite sliced apples! Recipe here.
No need to spend a lot of time preparing your snack. Just grab some of your favorite nuts and enjoy! Any nut will do, but a special shootout goes to roasted almonds. The good fats and protein will satiate your hunger and will help keep your brain and heart healthy.
Craving a more culinary snack? Try some easy, delicious avocado toast. Slice and toast your favorite bread, smash some avocado with a fork, and spread to your heart’s content. You can top with salt, a drizzle of olive oil, or some black pepper. Recipe here.
Not only is oatmeal jam-packed with fiber and protein—which keeps you energized, full, and ready to work—it’s easy to make. More still, oatmeal is low in sugar, calories, and fat. Spice it up with fruit, seeds, honey, and nuts!
Guaranteed to be your new favorite snack. First make your favorite buttered popcorn. Then stir in Sriracha to taste. Finally, sprinkle grated lime zest or lime juice on top. Full recipe here.
They’re cheap to buy, easy to cook, and protein-packed. You can hard boil, scramble, poach, or prepare however you like. Add vegetables and a little cheese to quickly turn this snack into a meal!