Updated: Aug 13
Many of us are having online exams, classes or assignment submissions during this time. The amount of screen time can get overwhelming sometimes. Tasty and healthy snacks can keep us munching and engaged as we are studying/working. Here is a ton of options that you can choose from:
Fruits and vegetables
We all know that fruits and vegetables are not a student’s favourite but there are so many innovative ways you can consume fruits such as:
1. A salad with apple slices, bananas and papaya
2. Watermelon slices just like that (because it’s a heavenly fruit)
3. Cucumber slices with some black salt
4. The wide range of berries- strawberries, blueberries and blackberries with kiwi slices
5. Fruit smoothie
6. Baby carrots
1. Granola bars (famous as the Yoga bar): It is a convenient and healthy snack to help curb your mid-meal cravings.
2. Mixed nuts (or dry fruits): This is a fairly expensive choice for a regular snack but they have proven to be healthy and weight loss friendly.
3. Dark chocolate: It is loaded with nutrients and is one of the best sources of antioxidants.
4. Greek/Low-fat yoghurt: It serves as a sweet and healthy snack. It has a good amount of B-vitamins, calcium, proteins and other nutrients.
5. Popcorn: It is air-popped and lightly seasoned healthy snacks. It contains high-fibre whole grain and helps in lowering heart disease risk, cancer, etc.
6. Chickpeas: Dry roasted chickpeas serve as a good source of protein and fibre.
7. Oatmeal: It serves as a filling, low-calorie and healthy snack. It helps improve heart health and cholesterol.
8. Pumpkin seeds: It is easy to carry and has a variety of nutrients such as magnesium, B-Vitamins, copper, iron and proteins.
9. Apricots: They improve digestion, aid healthy weight loss and are great sources of vitamins and iron.
10. Vegetable sandwich: This will have all the nutrients of all the veggies, proteins and carbohydrates. It is a go-to option for students because it is very easy to make.
11. Sweet corn or cornflakes: This is one of the most popular breakfast meals or a quick evening snack.
12. Whole wheat biscuits: They may not be the tastiest choice of biscuits, but they are sweet and low-calorie snacks with a good amount of protein and dietary fibre.
13. Boiled eggs: This requires water, salt and eggs. Eggs fill your stomach and give you the energy to work or study.
The Exclusively Indian Section:
All these items have a wide variety of recipes but they are weight-loss friendly and help fill our tummies in the traditional Indian style!
1. Baked Idli
2. Baked Samosa
4. Boiled chana/sprouts
5. Corn chaat/chana chaat
6. Masala Papad
I hope you found an item on this list to suit your study-time necessities.
Stay healthy and Best of luck for your academic life!