Finding good tasting, healthy snacks on the go has been a struggle for me since I began college. I always find myself on the go, needing something quick and easy to take with me during long hours in class or while at work. If you find yourself in a similar pickle, read some of these suggestions. I know you’ll find a few ideas that will help you conquer your busy schedule.

1) Choose nature’s portable produce. The most portable fruits include: oranges, apples, avocados and bananas. Portable veggies include petite cucumbers, baby carrots, snap peas and celery. Any cut up fruit or veggie will need to be refrigerated, so invest in an ice pack (they’re about $1 at target) and you’re set! If not, stick to produce that doesn’t require cutting up or cooking.

2) Bag your own trail mix. This one seems like a no-brainer, but many students grab vending machine trail mix for convenience when they can make their own for pennies on the dollar! Here’s a quick idea for trail mix: 1 cup of your favorite cereal (I use Chocolate Cheerios or Trader Joe’s O’s), 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup dried apricots chopped, and 1/2 cup almonds. Divvy up into 4 portions and you have a great snack for between classes!

3) Make your own protein and/or fruit & nut bars. I have another blog post with my current favorite recipe for DIY protein bars. Also, I find a lot of my ideas on Pinterest. Not a protein bar fan? Make fruit filled muffins or veggie-packed zucchini bread. Just look for recipes with a lower sugar content and whole wheat flour.

4) UHT Milk. UHT (Ultra-High Temperature) Milk are those little cartons or bottles of milk that you see in the store that do not require refrigeration until opened. This is a great way to get in protein on the go when no refrigerator is nearby. Warning: these can be on the pricey side… so get a package from Walmart/Costco/etc. and save them for days when you know you’ll need them the most!

Advice: Plan ahead. One of my best pieces of advice has nothing to do with what foods to have, but rather with planning. Having a snack with you at all times will help you from becoming ravenously hungry by the 3pm mark, when most people feel a drop in blood sugar and is referred to as “hangry”. Being prepared will help you eat mindfully. In other words, you’ll be choosier about what you snack on versus grabbing the first thing in sight.

Have a happy summer! Apply these tips during summer and this fall semester to keep you fueled for your day.

-Katie

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This week has been so much fun! Last week we were in universal studios, and this week we went to St. George island and rented a house. Everyday I went surfing. I also celebrated my 21st birthday. My dad got me a bunch of vodka in different flavors. We also went to a restaurant called the Blue Parrot and I got a drink called Orange Dreamsicle. It was spiked with rum. My mom and I did some shopping, and I bought some turtle shells. We also went kayaking in our back yard and went crabbing!

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Patricia

Super Power

by Patricia on August 3, 2015

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If I had to choose what super power I would have, it would be to fly. It would be so much fun to go in the sky really high and speed through the trees. I wouldn’t need a car and wouldn’t have to sit in traffic. In fact, I wouldn’t need to go in an airplane either. I could travel anywhere I wanted at no cost. I could go to different countries and even see the ocean. Although one setback might be that I would get a lot of attention. People would stare at me and take pictures; they would never leave me alone. The news would talk about it for weeks (repeating the same thing continuously, as usual). Also, it would be fun to buy my own customized car once I get a job. If I could fly, this would be a difficult conflict because I would be wasting money on something I don’t need. As much as I would love to fly, I’m glad that I don’t have to make this decision!

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If I lived in the south by the ocean, I would definitely be a surfer. Every time we go to Florida, I spend most of the time surfing. I really like the waves, and I could do it all day long. If I lived in the south I would also go scuba diving and I would love to ride with the dolphins. I would also collect seashells and sand dollars and make the same souvenirs you see in gift shops!

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The Countdown Begins!

by Katie July 27, 2015

Only one month left until school starts back up again. For me, fortunately it will be my last semester For dietetics students, our education does not end with a 4-year degree. After graduation the goal is often to land an internship or graduate school (or both) and then become a registered dietitian working in either […]

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Trip to Chicago

by Patricia July 27, 2015

Last Wednesday my brothers and I took the train by ourselves to Chicago to visit my aunt and cousin. The train was fun because I got to watch movies on my computer. Once we got there, we got to walk around the city. We went to a french market, and I got to try Belgian […]

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North Carolina Trip

by Katie July 27, 2015

On Tuesday I caught an early flight from Raleigh back to Saint Louis. I was in Raleigh, NC for a week visiting my boyfriend’s family and spent some time exploring the area. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved Raleigh! The city had a small-town vibe with the excitement and entertainment of a […]

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I’ve been MIA!

by EJ July 16, 2015

Hey! It’s been a while since my last post so here’s a little update to get back in the swing of things! In late June, I attended the University of Missouri basketball camp as a coach.. Formerly, I was a participant in the camp, staying over night, playing games and learning from older coaches.. Being […]

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You’re Invited…

by Taylor July 16, 2015

You are cordially invited to attend Fontbonne University’s High School Senior Preview Day on July 24th! This preview day is geared toward high school seniors so if you’re reading this right now and interested in seeing what Fontbonne has to offer, sign up now to attend Preview Day. At preview day you’ll meet some Fontbonne […]

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5 Dorm Must Haves

by Taylor July 16, 2015

I will be a resident for the third year in a row at Fontbonne beginning in the fall. I absolutely love living on campus! Its extremely convenient and I definitely recommend living on campus at least your first year at Fontbonne! However, living on campus your first year is not a requirement. With my experience […]

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