Dorm rooms are tiny, and the fridges are even tinier. However, college students have perfected the art of storing snacks in whatever little space they can find in their room. Here are some ideas of healthy and deliciously satisfying snacks that you should have on hand in case you need a little pick-me-up.
1. Carrots and Hummus
This snack is one of my go-tos. It’s satisfying and nutritious, and will hold you over until your next meal. If you’re not a hummus fan, try dipping carrots into guac (trust me, it totally works).
2. Fresh or Frozen Fruit
3. Dried Fruit
Dried figs and dates from Costco are the way to go. Apricots are yummy too.
4. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is the Holy Grail of snackers. Put it on toast, smear it on fruit, stuff it in dates, spoon it into your mouth. The possibilities are endless.
5. Granola Bars
Beware, granola bars can be highly processed and saturated with sugar. Opt for minimally processed, all-natural bars such as Larabar or Bobo’s Oat Bars. They’ll fill you up without all of the junk.
This is also a tricky one. Not all bread is created equal. Choose a bread that’s high in whole grains and fiber such as Ezekiel, Dave’s Killer Bread, or Silver Hills. Avoid bread with too many ingredients and things like unbleached or enriched flour and corn syrup.
In my opinion, Greek yogurt is the most satisfying. Look for one that is unsweetened or minimally sweetened and add your own sweetener. Mix in some fruits and nuts (or peanut butter!) for a well-rounded snack.
8. Chips and Guac/Salsa
This combination is hands down amazing. Need I say more?
9. Dark Chocolate
Okay, so this one is not really a snack. It’s the Tamer of the Raging Sweet Tooth. A couple of squares of dark chocolate will satisfy most sweet cravings, unless you’re craving a whole pint of ice cream. In that case, you’re going to have to have that whole pint of ice cream.