When I was in college, I was big on grazing. Between study sessions, rushing from class to class, and not having time for a full-blown meal, snacks were my staple. And while I didn't gain the freshman 15 my first year, I did make a lot of questionable food choices. Most of the food sold on campus was pretty unhealthy, but it was the only option I had at the time. By my sophomore year, I wised up. Every day I took a few healthy snacks with me that would make it through the day in my backpack. If you're looking for some snack ideas to start your school year right, here are a few suggestions:
- Trail mix is a great way to satisfy the munchies. It satisfies both salty and sweet cravings and, if made the right way, provides healthy nutrition that your body needs. Make your own trail mix, or buy some from Trader Joe's. FitSugar reader nic22 loves the individual bags of almonds, cashews, and cranberries from TJ's.
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- Fresh fruit and veggies are an important part of any healthy diet, and an easy snack to pack on the go. And since some fruits come in their own wrappers, they're also really easy to pack! Make things easier by cutting up fruits and veggies into snack packs that you can take with you before leaving the house.
- Nuts are my go-to snack, especially because of the extra boost of energy a little handful can give. Full of protein and fiber, a little goes a long way and can hold you over until your next meal.
- Energy bars are an easy way to get carbs, protein, whole grains, and more. Before the school year, I would buy a bunch of different ones for variety. The Odwalla Chocolate Chip trail bar is especially good!
What healthy snacks travel well for you?