1. Banana Dog Bites
Here’s a reason to get excited about a classic-old combo: bananas — a darling energy-boosting carbohydrate — wrapped in wheat tortillas and peanut butter. Recipe here.
2. Mason Jar Hummus and Veggies
Mason jar fanatic or not, you can’t deny that this method syncs with gravity: It’s a mess-free way to transport your high-protein hummus and veggies in one container. Hummus recipe here.
3. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola
You’re already carrying a backpack full of heavy books — the last thing you need is a load of bulky snacks. These sandwiches, already compact and ready to go, solve the problem. Recipe here.
4. Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries
Like bite-size frozen Go-Gurt with real fruit! Just coat fresh blueberries with yogurt and freeze. Full directions here.
5. Roasted Chickpeas
Roast them in the oven for 45–60 minutes — just enough time to get through a chapter of notes — then select your seasoning, eat, and charge up for the next chapter. Recipes here.
6. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Good chocolate? Boosts energy levels. Tricking yourself into eating healthy chocolate pudding? Boosts endorphins levels. Recipe here.
7. Multigrain Flatbread Cracker Snacks
Lightly spread goat cheese on a flatbread cracker and top with almonds, dates, and a drizzle of honey. Or sprinkle feta cheese over tomato slices. Or…you have seven more options. Recipes here.
8. Blueberry Yogurt Parfait with Granola
The timeless healthy snack. Let frozen blueberries thaw in yogurt. Then top with crunchy granola. Recipe here.
9. Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip with Apples
Apples and Greek yogurt fortified with peanut butter is a power couple snack. AND you should use the apple slicer you bought but are always too lazy to pull out — because right now you need a reason to procrastinate. Recipe here.
10. Avocado Toast
One of those simple recipes with an output greater than the input. Smash some avocados on whole grain bread, drizzle with olive oil, and season. Recipe here.
11. Steamed Broccoli with Miso Peanut Butter Sauce
A NEW SIMPLE WAY TO EAT BROCCOLI? Yes. Steam and eat with a five-ingredient dip: miso, peanut butter, rice vinegar, mirin, and sesame oil. Make the sauce in bulk ahead of time and keep in the fridge. That way you get several snack/study seshes out of it and you don’t have to eat boring broccoli just because you’re under pressure. Recipe here.
12. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc and boost memory. Might give you a slight advantage if you’re cramming for a test, but no promises. Recipe here.
13. Spicy Sriracha Popcorn
WARINING: This is addictive. Just melt butter and stir in sriracha. Then drizzle over popcorn and toss. You’ll be set for every munchies moment coming your way till school’s out. Recipe here.
14. Chia Yogurt Power Bowl
If you haven’t met chia seeds yet, meet the superfood extraordinaire. In good company with bananas, berries, and nuts, this yogurt instantly powers you up. Recipe here.
15. Cheese Cucumber Sandwiches
Curb your carb intake by eating cheese with crunchy cucumbers instead of crackers. This way you also don’t have to worry about (clumsy you) dusting off crumbs from your lap, desk, books — you get the picture. Full details here.
16. Healthy Five-Ingredient Granola Bar
Oats + almonds + dates + peanut butter + honey = a compact healthy way to get your nuts, fiber, and sugar boost. Recipe here.
17. Nutella Energy Bites
Gain energy via oats, shredded coconut, honey-roasted hazelnuts, ground flaxseeds, and chia seeds. Gain happiness via Nutella. Recipe here.