Healthy snack options for the busy student

It’s easy during the school year to get too busy to make a snack and then go straight for a bag of chips. Unfortunately, that starts to catch up with you and you could still be questioning why you aren’t at the weight you want to be.

I started facing this same problem, so I figured out some healthy snack options and meal replacements that were low price, not made from too many ingredients and still satisfying to keep me energized for the day.

A new trick I’ve come across from friends on campus is getting some avocados and pouring a little salt on one and eating the avocado plain. The fat in the avocado keeps my stomach satisfied for a few hours and keeps me energized.

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Another snack option I love to make that’s very affordable is a homemade cheese quesadilla. I buy a bag of tortillas and get some shredded cheese, which you can find at any convenient store. It takes only a minute using the microwave and this tasty treat only adds up to about 250 calories. I like to add some salsa on the side to spice it up.

The Chic Daily, Fashion Journalist Club, Kathleen Etzel, Healthy Foods

Peanut butter and bananas has become the rave on college campuses for a fast snack of protein. Conley Jones an ASU Freshman student has her own trick for a meal replacement.

“My new favorite breakfast meal is bananas and peanut butter. It’s a nice change up from just a regular peanut butter sandwich; it’s really a good combination together. The best part is it gives me a lot of energy.”

The Chic Daily, Fashion Journalist Club, Kathleen Etzel, Healthy Foods

All of these options are easy to make and quite tasty. If any of you have any other healthy snack suggestions please leave a comment! A girl can’t pass up an opportunity to be healthy with spring break right around the corner.

Kathleen Etzel

Photo Credits: Everyday Fabulous by LovelyLin // The Food Network // Closet Cooking // Let Yourself Enjoy Life


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