16 Healthy Snacks to Power You Through Isolation
I’ve spent a LOT of time staring at my pantry lately. Mostly looking for healthy snacks (all right, actually chocolate), but also taking a mental tally of the food that’s left and thinking about what I can make with those items.
We’re all at home, bored, stressed, and eating like crazy. It’s all about the snacks right now, amiright?
To make a healthy snack to help you study, you need 3 things – healthy fat, fiber, and protein. Those three items will fuel your brain and body to keep you studying (or watching Netflix) that much longer.
But I know that some items are hard to come by right now. If you can find eggs, more power to you. If not, there are plenty of other ideas. Some of these snacks come together quickly, but some require actual cooking. Learning to cook is a major life skill, so you’ll kill 2 birds with 1 stone!
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Healthy Snacks to Power You Through Isolation
Basic Grocery List
I know that going to the grocery store can be a bit anxiety-ridden these days. I tried to focus on snack ingredients that you are likely to find. But if you can get fresh fruit and vegetables, BUY THEM! Other items to add to your list:
- Nut Butter – peanut, almond, sunflower, etc
- Nuts – almonds, peanuts, cashews, etc
- Cheese sticks
- Greek Yogurt
- Chickpeas – dry or canned
Super Easy To Make
These snacks require little to no prep. All you need is a plate or bowl to eat from.
- Cheese and fruit – pair cheese of your choice with fresh fruit and/ or nuts
- Veggies and Hummus – if you can’t get fresh veggies, sub with crackers
- Popcorn – pop it and enjoy
- Yogurt Parfait – you’ll look fancy with this layered dish of yogurt, fruit, and granola
You Need a Mixing Bowl
These snacks require some mixing on your part. Grab a bowl and spoon to whip these up!
Energy Bites – these are small snacks that usually contain nut butter, oats, and other mix-ins.
Trail mix – a mix of dried fruit, nuts, and other yummy flavors. You can buy it premade or make it yourself. Just watch the calorie count because this can get high real fast! Here are 20+ recipes to check out!
Granola Bars – Usually a combination of oats, nuts, and some sort of binder. Just like trail mix, this can get calorie-laden very quickly. Look for healthier recipes. Here are 7 different granola bars to make!
Frozen Banana Bites – I don’t like bananas, but even I got excited about this one!
Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip – Pair high protein Greek yogurt and your fresh fruit of choice
You Need a Mixing Bowl and Heat
All of these recipes require a heat course, either a microwave or stove. And usually a bowl. But that prep leads to some amazing snacks!
Hard-boiled eggs – These are one of the best study snacks because they are so full of protein and they are very easy to make! Check out this tutorial if you’ve never hardboiled eggs before.
Oatmeal – Paired with the right spices (yum, cinnamon) and mix-ins, oatmeal can be satisfying and healthy. Consider adding nut butter, fruit, and/ or nuts. I make my morning oatmeal in my microwave. This post has 50 different oatmeal recipes!
Roasted chickpeas – so many different recipes for these! They are so easy to make – just mix with oil and seasonings and bake!
Muffins – These can get out of hand fast, so focus on healthier recipes. Ones where you can get in protein or vegetables. Try this one for zucchini muffins
Egg Muffins – these are little omelets made in a muffin tin. These are so easy to personalize to the food you have on hand and your preferences.
Microwave Baked Apples – use your microwave and classic fruit to make a delicious snack
Sweet Potato Chips – Use your microwave to make these!
Hopefully, you fund some healthy snacks to make your isolation a little easier to handle and will supercharge your studying!