Snacking in college is unavoidable. It often takes the place of meals and plays a large role in our study and free time. The least we can do is choose wisely when it comes to this. My roommate and I have cut back a lot on processed snacks, unlike last year, when every Pop-Tart flavor was on display on our bookshelf.
A new favorite of ours is hummus…
A main ingredient to this delicious spread is chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. These beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber, all while keeping our cholesterol levels low (see all of the health benefits here). Another bonus to this snack is that it is served on our very own campus! They have it in the caf for lunch and dinner everyday, along with pita bread, carrots, celery sticks, and grape tomatoes, all great options to eat with the hummus. It was recently put in the pub as part of our meal exchanges as well, served with pita bread, carrots, and celery sticks.
This is just one tasty alternative to snacking as a college student- it can be as easy as apple slices and peanut butter. See some more favorites here.
Currently craving: a chocolate frosty from Wendy’s (there are two locations right down the road- help me).