Studying from home can make us feel hungry more often due to boredom. As we aren’t leaving the house as we get frustrated and can feel low. When we are feeling this way it’s easier to go for the comfort snacks, however the sugar rush can sometimes make us feel worse. Choosing the right snacks will help you to stay focused when studying. Snacks that are high in fibre, protein, and healthy fats will help to fuel your body and stay focused when studying from home. Check out out list of healthy snacks that are easy to make and will help you to stay alert for longer!
1. Air-Popped Popcorn
Popcorn isn’t just for the cinemas! Popcorn contain fibres and vitamins that improve blood flow throughout the brain and help memory function. Making popcorn on the stove is a lot healthier than using microwave popcorn and it’s tastier too. You can add some cinnamon for something sweet or a dash of salt if you prefer savoury snacks. Check out this video on how you can make popcorn at home.
2. Ricecakes and Peanutbutter
Ricecakes are a great low calorie and gluten-free snack, however they can taste a bit bland! You can naturally sweeten them by adding some peanut butter and fruit of your choice.
3. Nuts & Raisins
Nuts are packed with nutrients, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. This means that they can give you an energy boost.
If you feel like you might need a fix of sugar in the middle of the study session, you can prepare some dried fruit snacks for yourself. Since fruit is a natural source of sugars, such an option will definitely satisfy your cravings while remaining on the healthier side.
4. Veg & Hummus
Not everyone craves sweet treats, so why not try your favourite veggies with some hummus! Hummus is high in protein, calcium and brain-boosting Omega 3 fatty acids.
5. Fruit Dipped In Dark Chocolate
If you’re craving that sugar fix why not treat yourself to your favourite fruit dipped in dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is full antioxidants and helps to improve blood flow to your brain, helping you focus better.
6. Frozen Grapes
Frozen Grapes are a tasty snack and are a great alternative to ice-cream and other frozen treats. The night before your study session place a portion of grapes into a sandwich bag overnight and enjoy!
Flapjacks are a great snack to have with a cup of tea. You can add in seeds and dried fruits or some dark chocolate chips if you prefer something sweeter. You can also make your Flapjacks gluten-free by adding in some pure oats. Check out this recipe for healthy flapjacks.
8. Fruit & Greek Yoghurt
Greek yoghurt is a protein filled snack that will help to ease your hunger. You can add some of your favourite fruits or seeds and even sprinkle some honey on top for extra flavour. There are also a range of oat and coconut based yoghurt alternatives that you can snack on if you are dairy-free.
9. Cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower Tots
Broccoli is great source of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower. Joe Wicks created tasty broccoli and cauliflower cheese tots which are a tasty snack! You can even add some greek yoghurt on the side for a tasty dip. Check out the recipe here!
10. Avocado Toast
Avocados are a nutrient-rich, cholesterol-free fruit with naturally good fats, that can help boost cognitive function. Avocado toast is a tasty snack that you can enjoy by itself or with some tomatoes on top.
11. Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are high in protein and are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Roasted chickpeas are great for an afternoon snack and they help to curb the hunger. Before baking them in the oven you an add some of your favourite flavours, including garlic, chilli, BBQ or cinnamon for sweetness.
Smoothies are a great way of enjoying all of your favourite foods and are very filling! Regardless of which ingredients you like to see in your smoothies, you can always add a scoop of protein powder to get that extra boost you might need while studying.
13. Egg muffins
Egg muffins are filling snacks that you can eat at any time of the day! Eggs are high in protein and are a good source of several nutrients tied to brain health and regulate good memory. You can fill your muffins with your favourite veg and seasoning. Check out our favourite egg muffin recipe!