Finals snacking – fuel to power through!

By Ruth Vodonos, Healthy Aggies Intern

Make sure to eat carbohydrates, it’s what your brain uses for energy!  Find carbs in grains, fruits and starchy veggies.  Whole food is best – e.g. whole grain toast with peanut butter and strawberries is better than a strawberry poptart.

Combine a fruit with a source of protein so you don’t have to deal with a sugar crash (finals are bad enough as is).

Combo examples:peanut butter apple

  • Bananas & Peanut Butter 

(add whole-wheat bread and make it a sandwich!)

  • Apples & Almond Butter

(for those with peanut allergies, any sort of nut butter would work!)

  • Berries & Cottage Cheese

Cottage-Cheese-Berries-720(a good way to get berries when they aren’t in season is to buy them frozen)

  • Any fruit & Greek Yogurt

 

 

More ideas:

  • Hummus & Veggies (esp. cucumbers, low in calories and fun to munch on)
    SweetPotatoHummus_PDS
  • Roasted Chickpeas, seeds or nuts to chew on (just stay aware of the fat content and portion size)

 

 

 

 

When spending long amounts of time in the library studying for exams, make sure to keep yourself from going hungry by packing these snacks for yourself beforehand. Good luck on those finals Aggies! 🙂

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