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Quick Healthy Study Snacks

Whether you’re attending The University of Phoenix or Harvard Business School, the inevitable is about to happen — It’s exam time! You need to keep the engine fueled up to get through studying and test-taking. Instead of grabbing a Twinkie, here are some healthy snack alternatives.

If you like salty snacks:
Pumpkin seeds in shell – buy them or make your own
Edamame – sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt
Olives, pickles, etc.

If you have a sweet tooth:
Jell-O Mousse Temptations
Pudding Cup
Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Bars
Jelly Belly 100-calorie pack
Popsicles
Frozen Fruit Bar
Frozen Yogurt
Lowfat chocolate milk
M&M’s Minis – mixed with granola
COOKIE ALTERNATIVES
Animal Cookies
Fiber One Bars
Fig Newtons (also in Raspberry)
Graham Crackers
Granola and Cereal Bars
Honey Graham Sticks
Trader Joe’s Chocolate Graham Toucan Cookies
Nature Valley Fruit Crisps
FRUIT
Apple slices – dipped in 2 tbsp caramel topping
Apricots
Banana – rolled in 1 tbsp frozen semisweet chocolate chips
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Grapefruit – sprinkle wih 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar and broiled for 5 minutes
Grapes – red, green, or purple
Honeydew Melon
Kiwis – cut in half and eat with a spoo
Mango tossed with lime juice and red pepper flakes
Medjool dates
Nectarines
Oranges or Mandarin Oranges
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries dipped in chocolate or rolled in powdered sugar
Tangerines
Watermelon
Dried Fruits – raisins, apricots, figs, and dates, pineapple, papaya
Fruit Leathers
Frozen Fruit – grapes, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, mangoes, melon
Applesauce – sprinkled with cinnamon or warm
Fruit Cups

If you crave crunchy:
CRACKERS
Rice Cakes
Flatbreads
Rye Crispbread
Triscuits
Wasa Multigrain Crispbread
RAW VEGGIES
Broccoli
Carrot sticks or Baby Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery Sticks
Cucumber slices
Peppers (green, red, or yellow)
Salad
Snap Peas or Snow Peas
Tomato slices or grape or cherry tomatoes
Zucchini slices
CHIPS
Baked Apple or Banana Chips
Baked Cheetos or Lays Potato Chips
Tortilla Chips
Vegetable Chips (140 calories)
Pretzels
CHIP DIPS
Chili con Queso
Hummus
Salad Dressing
Bean Dip
Guacamole – make your own by mashing an avocado and adding mayo
Salsa

If you like creamy snacks:
Cottage cheese
Instant Pudding
Smoothies – Blend fruit with juice, yogurt or milk, and ice. Thicken with bananas.
Decaf Cappuccino
Soy and Rice Drinks
Vanilla-almond shake: Blend 1/2 cup skim milk with 1/2 cup frozen yogurt and 1 drop almond extract

If you’re craving protein:
Sardines: Even the ones packed in olive oil only have about 110 calories
Tuna Salad in a Pouch: The StarKist Lunch To-Go, Bumble Bee Fat Free Tuna Salad Kit
Turkey Breast wrapped around 2 bread-and-butter pickles
Balance Bar
Almonds
Cashews
Peanut Butter spread on veggies, crackers or apples

If you are on the go, you can toss these in your book bag:
Breadsticks
Hard Boiled Egg sliced and sprinkled with salt and cumin, celery seed, or nutmeg
Protein bar
Pudding Cup
Yogurt
Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino bar
Trail Mix – Make your own with granola, whole grain cereals, peanuts, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, dried apricots, apples, pineapple, or cranberries.
Cheese Sticks
Dry Cereal: Fill a sandwich bag with your favorite cereal and mix in a few raisins or nuts

For something substantial:
Baked Potato (pierce and microwave for 4 minutes)
Black beans combined with 1 tbsp salsa, 1 tbsp cottage cheese and 1/2 tbsp guacamole
Hot cereal
Lean Pockets
Ore Ida Bagel Bites
Soup Cup
Veggie Pockets