There’s always time for a healthy snack!
Yesterday, I began my junior year of college. Where the heck did time go? It feels like just yesterday I was a freshman! I’m excited for the start of school, but I’m going to miss summer dearly. I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way, my Dolls. All we can do now is try our best this semester and countdown the days until winter break.
The fall semester is an incredibly busy time, and I feel like I’m constantly moving. There’s always another thing to add to my “To-Do List.” Through all the chaos of a busy schedule, we must remember to make time to keep ourselves healthy. Start doing this by eating right to keep up your energy. Sometimes all you need is a little snack between class and homework to help you get through hours of studying. Here are a few simple healthy snacks you can make.
Cucumber Avocado Bowls
These things are so cute and so simple to make!
- Cut a thick cucumber into 2-inch slices. Use a teaspoon scoop the seeds out of the middle, but do not go all the way through the bottom. Leave a thin layer to act as the bottom of the cucumber “bowl.”
- Cut an avocado into cubes and mash it in a bowl along with a dash of black pepper and about 1 tsp of lemon juice.
- Fill the cucumber bowls with the mashed avocado and top with half of a cherry tomato.
- Enjoy in one bite!
Avocado Toast with kale and brie
There are a million variations of avocado toast, but this is my favorite.
To create my avocado toast, I started with multigrain bread. I layered red kale, avocado, sundried tomatoes, and brie cheese on top.
I toasted my entire sandwich in a toaster oven with the other ingredients. I like how it makes the kale crunchy and melts the cheese all over everything else. If a toaster oven is not available to you, toast the bread first and then layer the rest of the ingredients on top. It comes out just as good!
The ultimate snack pack
I got the idea for this particular snack from Starbucks Bistro Boxes. I liked that they included a variety of different foods in one snack pack. The Ultimate Snack Pack is incredibly easy to prepare when you’re in a rush and don’t have a lot of time to prepare it.
So, what I have in my Ultimate Snack Pack is kale chips, a sliced apple, a cucumber slices and a few slices of cheddar cheese. You can tailor your snack pack to your own likes. I followed a two-veggie, one fruit and one-fat method. Maybe your snack pack will have an apple, carrots, celery and peanut butter!
You can also buy your very own bento box and pack your snack pack up to nibble on in class!
These snacks include the healthy ingredients and nutrients you need to keep your energy up during a busy semester. Good luck this semester, my Dolls!
Need some back to school and early fall outfit inspiration? Check out my previous post!