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Healthy Study Snacks

Liz from I Spy Plum Pie gives us some great ideas for study snacks!

I’ve never been much of a snacker in the traditional sense – I rarely eat chocolate or chips or anything like that, but I do find myself needing something to help me through the day at times so I thought I would share a few of my favourite healthy (or at least healthier!) snack choices!

One of my regular go-to options is a dip with carrots, celery or rice cakes. I have been experimenting with a few different flavoured dips recently like hummuscarrot hummus and baba ghanoush, and I’m always wanting to try more!

Another great option is something small and sweet that will give you a burst of energy, without weighing you down and making you sluggish as unfortunately my work doesn’t allow for 3pm naps! The Bliss Balls I made a few weeks back were perfect for this as they felt somewhat decadent but actually weren’t bad for me – perfect! A wholemeal muffin, a piece of fruit or a nut butter spread on bread or crackers is also a great idea. I don’t eat peanut butter because for some reason I can’t stand the stuff, but almond, macadamia and cashew butter are all pretty easy to find these days and are a great alternative for people like me!

Something else I love to keep at my desk for when the mid-afternoon stomach grumbles commence (or boredom sets in, one of the two!) is some homemade trail mix. The best part about making it yourself is you can make it exactly to suit your own preferences – I like lots of different nuts, a handful of dried fruit and a sprinkling of seeds. If I’m feeling decadent I throw some cacao nibs in as well. Delicious! Below is an example of one I mixed up recently and have been slowly working my way through over the working week.

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