It’s getting to that point in the semester where the work keeps coming and there are many online lectures and things to study. Ideally, I would like to make some of these study snacks myself but online school is tough and so I just get them from the stores because I don’t have time to make them – but if you’re good enough or have time then making them could be quite fun. Some of these are healthy and some aren’t as much and I thought I’d get a realistic balance of what I eat as I study at home.
I think this has become one of my staples this past year and I have it most days and when I don’t I swap it out for oatmeal or porridge as my healthy breakfast choice. I like to make a large smoothie and keep it for when I study in the morning. I prefer berries to green smoothies at the moment.
2. Frozen grapes or mango
Now these are surprisingly good and as the weather heats up I will definitely have more of these. I would buy pre-frozen mango but the grapes need putting in the freezer overnight. If you haven’t had these before then I think you should give it a go. I like them because they are like dried fruits but feel more fresh and the cold texture of the fruits are great to snack on.
3. Hot Cross Buns
I really like these as they are simple, and really nice when fresh. They are quite nice with tea or coffee and you won’t get a sugar rush or crash when studying. If you want to mix it up or try something new then give these Easter favourites a go. The image is from the Marks and Spencer website and I think these are some of the best around.
4. Cadbury Mini Eggs
These are special. Not incredibly good for you but I think treating yourself is not a bad thing. They have a nice pastel colour and in my opinion are not too sweet or too full of chocolate which many other eggs can be. And because they are mini, they are a nice study snack and a feel good one too. A little too good as they are pretty much sold out everywhere.
I have to say that I got introduced to them really in Canada. I don’t think I would have picked them up in a store a couple of years ago – I just didn’t see anything special in them. Now, I think my favourite is a white chocolate and raspberry cookie. And the balance between softness and indulgence is right there.
Sometimes I run out of ideas for what to eat or I just want to mix it up and try something I haven’t had in a long time. It’s okay if you find eating at home difficult or repetitive, just acknowledge it and expand your space for things to try.