Picture this: You wake up late for your 8 A.M. class and quickly run out of your dorm without time for breakfast. You have classes back-to-back until 3 P.M. and don’t have enough time to stop for lunch on campus (plus, let’s face it, most campus dining options are pretty pricey). You go all day on an empty stomach and just wish you had some energy boosting snacks in your backpack to tide you over.
Take it from us, this is actually a VERY common scenario in the life of a college student. We started Eat Your Coffee in our dorm rooms as a way to get energized and stay full during the school day. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite tasty, packable, affordable, and healthy snacks for college students that will fit perfectly in your backpack for days like these! Here are the 5 best snacks to keep in your backpack.
Yep, cheese. Cheese is a great source of many vitamins like calcium, vitamin A, and zinc which keep your bones, muscles, skin, and vision healthy. And let's be honest, string cheese and mini Babybel cheese are super fun to peel and eat!
4. Nut Butters
Everyone knows that peanut butter provides your body with protein, fiber, and fats. We suggest branching out into other nut butters as they offer slightly different nutritional advantages over each other (and they’re super tasty). Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, for example, provides 2g of fiber and 5g of protein.
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3. Fresh Veggies
Fresh veggies are the perfect addition to your snack list as they are great to combine with nut butter and cheese for a healthy trio. Some of our favorites include celery or cucumbers dipped in almond butter.
2. Nuts or Trail Mix
Trail mix has long been the go-to snack for people on the move. You can purchase it for cheap when you buy in bulk and then divide it up into small bags or bowls to take with you each day! Pro tip: get a mix that has some chocolate in it to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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1. Eat Your Coffee Caffeinated Snack Bars
Eat Your Coffee Caffeinated Snack Bars are the first recommendation when someone asks us how to stay awake in class. Our bars contain the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee and are made from real ingredients which make them the top energy boosting snack on our list! They are also non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and made with organic ingredients which make them an extremely health-conscious choice that will keep you energized for that 8 A.M. class all the way through the 10 P.M. study group.
We offer a variety of packs as well as Caffeinated Snack Bites that contain as much caffeine as a shot of espresso! Our tasty, energizing products start at as low as $17.99 and you can also sign up to be our Friend to receive Benefits like 15% off and free shipping on every order!
Mix and match or take all of these energy boosting snacks with you to class to avoid an empty stomach and sleepy mind. These snacks will surely allow you to make that 8 A.M. class and stay alert and healthy until the end of your day.