How to Snack Healthily This Finals Week
With finals in full swing, and energy and motivation rapidly depleting, it’s essential to stay driven and power through this last stretch. Healthy snacks are a great way to enjoy yourself and maintain your energy in order to end the quarter strong. Check out our top three recommendations below for some tasty and affordable ideas.
Avocado with olive oil and salt
Everyone’s had guacamole and avocado toast, but this minimalist creation is equally as delicious and actually healthier, all while maintaining the purity of this majestic seeded fruit. Just cut the avocado in half and sprinkle lightly with salt, and enjoy with a drizzle of olive oil! Add lemon, balsamic, chia seeds or other seasonings of choice to spice things up a bit. If you’re craving avocado toast, try substituting an organic rice cake in place of toast.
Nuts are the perfect snack for any occasion, but particularly for periods that require high energy, as they are loaded with nutrients to help power through your day. Some are slightly more nutritious than others, but as a general rule of thumb, all nuts are good nuts! They’re also quite versatile, as you can combine them with peanut butter, chuck them in salads, or just eat them as is. For a extra filling breakfast, toss in some almonds or cashews into your oatmeal for breakfast.
Whoa… cheese?? Yes, cheese!! Cheese is often thought of as unhealthy because of its pairings and various iterations. True, it’s not really a nutritious snack when poured on top nachos or in the middle of a double-stacked cheeseburger, but cheese can be a nutritious snack if consumed in a more simple manner. It’s high in protein, and some cheese, such as mozzarella and goat cheese, are much lower in calories and fat. If you’re feeling fancy, throw in some multigrain crackers or fresh fruit and you’re well on your way to a healthy charcuterie board.
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