Here’s a fun fact for the day; live strong.com reports potato chips were invented in 1895 which ultimately began the snack craze. Fast forward to 2012 where snacks are a big part of our life.. I mean, how could we get through the day without having at least 2 snacks?
It is important to watch which snacks we eat, despite what we may crave. Our bodies may be telling us they want some Doritos or gummy bears, but in the long run, vegetables are a better alternative. I know I know, they aren’t too exciting to eat, but there are ways to spice it up.
It is a long day already what with classes, and homework, but if you pack something light to eat, you will feel much more energized.
Kidshealth.org states that fatty snacks will keep you going for a little while, but you will find yourself crashing before you can power through the rest of class. A great alternative is cereal, whole grain breads, fruits and vegetables.
I’ve noticed students enjoy the pretzels and hummus, and I too find they are a great snack. Hummus is such a versatile dip, if you aren’t in the mood for pretzels, chips, or any vegetables are a great supplement.
Another route you could take, is have one healthy snack in between breakfast in lunch, around that time period, and chips or a cookie or two in between lunch and dinner.