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Five Power Snacks for Busy Students

by Editorial Team on November 16th, 2016

hummusThe life of a student is filled with studying, long hours, and multi-tasking. With that said, the long hours can start to take a toll and leave you feeling a bit drained. So what can you do? Well we’ve put together a list of power snacks meant for busy students like you that will help you stay awake and alert while you work on your online business administration degree.

Crackers and Hummus
If you don’t have a lot of time to put a snack together, then this one is for you. Hummus spread on whole grain crackers provides you with a huge boost of energy. What’s also great is that the hummus is a good source of fiber, which keeps you feeling full for long periods of time. You can either make your own hummus or pick up a container of store-bought that you can keep in the fridge. Suddenly those long hours studying for your online bachelors in business will seem much more tolerable!

Fruit and Protein
Not only does this combination provide you with a boost of energy, it’s also very quick and easy to put together. Opt for a tablespoon of peanut butter that is known for protein, and spread it on either a sliced apple or banana. This combination tastes great, is quick to eat, and the boost will hit you pretty fast. The sugar that is found in fruit takes longer for your body to actually metabolize, which means the effects will last longer than if you were to snack on processed sugars.

Hard Boiled Egg
This is a great snack that you can pre-make. Pick up a dozen eggs and boil them, then store them in your fridge. You can then grab one whenever you feel you need that boost of energy. One hard-boiled egg has six grams of protein. It also contains a great amount of B6 and B12, which provide you with energy.

Homemade Trail Mix
Here’s a snack that is great any time of day or night, and because it’s portable you can also throw a baggie of it in your backpack. In a reusable container or jar mix up a variety of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, and even a bit of dark chocolate. Opt for such items as peanuts, almonds, walnuts, raisins, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax. Make sure the ingredients are unsalted. Once you’ve got all of your ingredients together, toss them in the container and it’s ready to be enjoyed whenever you like. Making your own is usually more cost-effective, and it allows you to customize it.

Popcorn
Who doesn’t love a great bowl of popcorn? Well here’s a fun fact, not only is popcorn delicious it’s also a very healthy and energy boosting snack. Steer away from the butter soaked varieties and add your own toppings instead. Air popped kernels are also the best option.

Remember to Feed Your Brain
These snacks are obviously great for providing you with energy when you need it, but they also help to feed your brain, allowing you to absorb and learn that much easier.

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