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The Healthy Snacks To Stock Your Dorm Room With This Year

Ibrahim Rashid

Aug. 13, 2019

Brain food for studying. Drunk munchies for late nights. Easy breakfasts for 8 a.m. lectures. In college, you need a food for every occasion, and sometimes the dining hall just won't cut it. If you're getting ready to go back to college, consider saving some room in the car for healthy snacks.
We get it, remembering to be healthy in college is a challenge. Between managing your stress and anxiety, trying not to get blackout drunk every weekend, remembering to get your medications refilled, and striving to be somewhat active, there's a lot on your plate. Eating foods that keep you energized for all your activities, plus make you feel good and satisfied, is one way you can stay on top of your health.
Not sure what the best snack choices are for you and your lifestyle? Here, we've found some nutrient-rich, convenient, packaged snacks. Whether your suite has a kitchen or your dorm room barely fits your desk, these picks will come in handy big time this semester.
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Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP Sea Salt Popcorn
Microwavable popcorn will make your whole floor smell like a movie theater. These bags are ready to eat, and provide whole grains and fiber.
Blue Diamond Almonds, Oven Roasted Cocoa Dusted Almonds
With fiber and protein in each serving, these sweet chocolate almonds are ideal to have in your bag for in between classes.
Annie's White Cheddar Microwavable Macaroni & Cheese
All you need is a microwave to prep these mac 'n cheese cups. They only take two minutes to prep, and have seven grams of protein to keep you full. In other words, they'd make a great post-drinking snack.
Eat Your Coffee Energy Bar
Not into drinking coffee? These granola bars contain 80 mg of coffee, which is about the same as a cup of coffee — and they're packed with fiber and protein.
Kalahari Biltong
This is high-brow beef jerky, not like the stuff you find at a gas station. The snacks are made from beef that's been hang-dried for several hours. When you're in a pinch between classes, or are waiting for friends to go to dinner, beef jerky like this is the perfect thing to tide you over.
KIND Bar Caramel Almond & Sea Salt
You barely have time to bike to class, let alone hit the dining hall for a full breakfast. These KIND nut bars will give you protein and a boost of energy from the sugar. Just enough to keep you satisfied until you can sit down for an actual meal.
Siggi's Strawberry Tubes
Few things compare to a cafeteria soft serve machine. But freeze these Greek yogurt pops and they'll come close.
Wickedly Prime Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks
Seaweed is about to be your go-to study snack. These thin, dried pieces of seaweed are packs with tons of spicy flavor, and vitamins (because you need those, too).
Tio Gazpacho All-Natural Chilled Soup
When you crave a vegetable, reach for one of these bottled gazpacho drinks. You're supposed to drink them cold, and they have more vitamins nutrients than your average green juice.
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