Healthy snacks to have in your dorm room at all times

It isn’t always easy eating healthy in college. Add these delicious snacks to your grocery list so you’ll have a healthy option to grab on your way to class or as an easy afternoon pick-me-up.

Apples

They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and that’s because apples are a great source of immune-boosting vitamin C. Plus, with 4 grams of fiber for only 95 calories, apples make a filling, sweet snack.

Bananas

Bananas contain several essential nutrients, and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss. High in potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6, bananas are a great on-the-go snack. Add a nut butter for some added protein.

Carrots

Carrots provide vitamin A and a host of other impressive health benefits including healthier skin, cancer prevention, and improved vision. Plus, they are relatively inexpensive and make great dippers for hummus and other dips.

Trail mix

High in protein and fun to make, trail mix is a great snack to have on hand. Mix nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts, etc.) with dried fruit, cereal, and/or chocolate chips.

Yogurt

Greek, plain, and flavored yogurt all make a great protein-filled snack or breakfast. Just be sure to pick yogurts with low sugar content. You can add berries, granola, or nuts to spice it up a bit, too.

Protein bars

Protein bars are pretty filling making them a great breakfast, post-workout snack, or small meal. They come in a wide variety of flavors, so there’s something for everyone!

Peanut butter

Peanut butter (or really any nut butter) is an easy source of protein, and can be eaten with practically anything. It is a great addition to fruit, crackers, or even straight out of the jar 🙂

Oatmeal

Oats are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Just add water or milk and pop it in the microwave to have an easy, filling snack. Add fruit or nuts for an extra health boost.