University Snacks You Should Try
Over the last few years, I have realised that I work best outside of my house/flat. I like to keep my bedroom a place of comfort. This, for me, means that I do the majority of my work elsewhere (where there are less distractions!).
As a ‘grazer’ (aka. Somebody that wants eat the time), working on campus requires pack lunches and snacks. So I thought I would share with you the sort of food I bring to University. Whether it inspires you to take more food onto campus yourself, or you want to practise this before University.
- Dried fruit and nuts (this is a lie. I wish I ate these for snacks, instead of the rest of this list!)
- Avocados: I discovered avocado at University, and it’s not only really good for you- it’s super filling. Believe me, there is nothing worse than having a non-stop rumbling stomach during a seminar! Avocado on toast is my all time favourite breakfast… and sometimes I add an egg.
- Rice cakes: super, super cheap- but also go with so many toppings. To name a few, such as banana and peanut butter or cream cheese (with anything from marmite to sweet chilli source!)
- Crackers: similar to rice cakes, in the sense that they are quick easy. You just need to buy/ make the fillings. From tuna and sweet corn to (if you’re feeling fancy) salmon and cream cheese! I should probably highlight- Tupperware is your new best friend: it is the transporter of all snacks.
- Frozen muffins… sounds odd, but really easy. Making meals for one is hard enough as it is (I’m still figuring out portion sizes!), so it’s often easy to be put off of baking because you won’t be able to eat them all in time. Which I totally get, stale cakes are naaasty. But if you make a batch of muffins, put them into individual bags, and freeze them- all you have to do is get them out the night before or warm them up! This is one of my favourite snacks, or even breakfasts, on the go. You can even use up your slowly browning bananas and make banana muffins.
- Banana and peanut butter: tastes amazing together and fits well with a student budget. Another one to try is apple and peanut butter too, which is equally yummy!
- Carrot/ Cucumber/ Celery sticks: if it can be chopped into a stick, give it a go! Then make/buy some humus and you’re set. Did you know you burn off more calories eating celery than in the celery itself. Fun fact for the day.
- Popcorn: healthy, cheap and easy to chuck in your bag in the last minute dash to leave the flat.
- Boiled eggs: not sure how ‘normal’ this is considered, but I LOVE eggs. Eggs are so cheap and form the basis of the majority of my meals. So I always have plenty. They are honestly so filling. Hard boil them, stick them in Tupperware, and have them as a snack. Yes they smell, but they are a great snack!
- Dark chocolate: if you’re having one of those days, it’s always nice to have the option of a sweet treat. Dark chocolate is my favourite.
- Fruit: it is slightly more expensive to by fresh fruit, but you can buy pretty hefty bags of things like raspberries and strawberries- frozen. Which is awesome, you can just get them out the day before you need them.
Super Stressed Bronwyn: an unhealthy amount of skittles.
I hope you enjoyed reading this! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!