If you’re in college, you’re more than likely not eating three full meals a day. If you are, its highly likely that they aren’t the healthiest and chances are, you’re on the go all day between classes, work, or hanging out with friends. This is where snacks come into play. You can help meet your basic nutrient and caloric needs, while still getting a yummy treat.
Apples and Peanut Butter. It’s such a simple, inexpensive snack that is still healthy and provides energy to get you through a mid-day slump. Dress it up and add chocolate chips or nuts to the mix to add extra texture and flavor.
Peanut Butter Toast. Again, with the peanut butter, I know. But it’s so versatile! This would be a great breakfast component but also works well on it’s own as a snack. You can also dress this up. Add bananas, or honey, or both!
Quesadillas. These can be as simple or as complicated as you want. A basic cheese quesadilla dipped in sour cream, guacamole, or salsa can be the best thing to fight of hunger until dinner. Pro tip: use shredded cheese instead of sliced cheese for a more even melt.
Cheese and Crackers. Nothing beats a buttery Ritz cracker. Add a slice of sharp cheddar cheese and you have the perfect snack. It involves little to no prep and is so tasty and filling. Add a slice of salami, turkey, or other lunch meat and you just upped your protein, and flavor, intake.
Pizza Toast. This is another one that can be as simple or complex as you’d like, but has SO many options from the bread to the cheese and toppings. Just pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, then build your pizza. You just need bread, a jar of marinara sauce, shredded cheese plus whatever toppings you prefer. Heat in the oven until the cheese is melted and you have a tasty pizza snack that doesn’t take a ton of time or money.
What are your favorite simple snacks? Visit the Golden Eagle Pantry today and gather the ingredients to try these out, or come up with your own tasty treats.