Hey again, it's Emily!
As (some/most/all?) of you know, I’m a graduate student. Due to my schedule, I actually have to eat lunch during my class on Mondays and Wednesdays, and I'm generally just busy. My homework load varies wildly, and there are days where I can’t plan how late I’ll be staying up finishing work or how much time I'll have to prepare food. I have outside extracurricular responsibilities that I’m passionate about, but take my time away from other work I need to do. So what's a girl to do?
Not only is it necessary that I maintain my food budget (it's no good for my wallet to hit vending machines for the mid-afternoon munchies!), but it’s also necessary that I have food on hand that I can cook easily, snacks that are healthy that I can eat at home and grab on the go.
Here are some of my favorite healthy snacks:
Grab and Go:
- Carrot sticks
- Sweet pepper strips
- Raw almonds
- Granola bars (although these can contain a ton of calories and sugar, so I try not to eat these all the time!)
Eat at Home:
- Plain yogurt with honey
- Smoothies (made with various ingredients, but usually milk, frozen strawberries, and plain yogurt, sometimes with the addition of fresh spinach or honey)
What are some other healthy and budget-friendly snacks that you enjoy?