Hello everyone ! Welcome back ! For today’s Back-to-School’s post, I would like to talk about snacks. We all know that snacks are among students’ essentials, so if the type of snacks eaten is slightly not healthy, it can very quickly results into health issues and so on. As much as having a snack is necessary for a student, keeping a healthy diet and lifestyle is a must. Student time shoudn’t be a period in your life when you destroy your health. Destroying your health is like destroying your future. And as far as I know, we do study for our future, don’t we ?
That’s why today, I would like to share with you different type of healthy snacks, perfect for students, but for anyone actually. Because, it’s possible to keep on a healthy diet and still have some snacks (as long as it doesn’t become main meals, of course). Let’s have a look !
#1 Fresh Fruits
These are for sure the best option. Preferably, you would choose your fruits depending on the season and what’s available. The most common are the banana and the apple, but others are fine too. You can have some red fruits (straweberry, rapsberry, cherry, gooseberry and so on) stored into a small jar, best way to take them with you and keep them safe (we don’t want any crushed fruits in our bags !). Plums, peaches, oranges and pears are great too.
Usually, if you don’t have much time and just want to eat a little something when working, apple or banana are better, but if you have enough time to just relax a bit and enjoy freely a snack, then, I would suggest you to have in a box a mix of different fruits, cut. Like having a fruit salad, kinda.
#2 Dried Fruits and Nuts
The pros of these are that you can keep them much longer than fresh fruits. However, be careful as dried fruits are very sugary, do not overeat them and you’re good to go ! Nuts are another great option, easy to eat and to store and take with you (in a jar). The only “problem” is that you have to have (long) nuts cracking sessions over the weekend or any of your free time to be able to enjoy in 3 minutes a jar full of hazelnuts. 😅
For those who prefer drinking something than eating, smoothies are a great option for you. You can find all my smoothie recipes out there.
#4 A little bit more of prep
Red Fruits Crumble Bars: Probably the less healthy of the gang, but from time to time, one can afford this kind of snack, a little bit sweet but not too much. You’ll need some crushed and cooked red berries. I personally used the ones I had from my previous syrup making. Here is the recipe, in case you don’t already have any and need to make some. Here. The other ingredients are some oatmeal and crushed biscuits. In a large bowl, mix the fruits with some oatmeal and crushed biscuits, the quantities depending on what you prefer, more fruity or more crakery. There’s no real rules here. Except one. Make sure you get an homegenous mix, so that you can form some bars that won’t fall apart and hold themselves. Place your bars on some baking paper and bake them for about 20/25 minutes at 180°C in the oven.
Banana Bites: This one is very simple and among the healthiest sweets you can find. Simply slice a banana, melt down some dark chocolate and dip your banana slices into it. Let it rest for a bit (if the weather is too hot, put them in the fridge, otherwise, a drawer will do the job). I would suggest this snack only at home (between 2 pieces of homework), not to take with you, as it could get a bit messy when melting down.
Chocolate Bars: I already made these a while ago for Easter. It’s a very easy recipe and quite healthy. You can find the recipe here.
That’s all for today’s post, I hope you like it. Thank you once again for passing by and reading my blog. If you have any questions, suggestions or whatsoever, please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me message in the contact page. I would be very happy to read you and answer to you.
I’ll talk to you soon in a next post.
Until then, take care of yourself ❤