Any revision session = enormous amounts of snacks.
Exam season is upon us (super sad face emoji!) and there’s nothing better than eating healthy to power your brain through those endless hours of revision, right?! Sometimes it can be easier said than done. When you’re stressed out junk food, crisps and chocolate are suddenly a lot more appealing than a salad, in terms of exam snacks, but all that will do is give you brain fog and sugar crashes! I’ve got a few delicious snack ideas to keep you going and to prove that healthy food doesn’t have to be bland or boring. In my experience, they work every time.
First point to remember is DON’T skip breakfast! I know it’s tempting to get those few precious extra minutes of sleep but a good start to the day is so much more important. Eggs are great because they’re full of protein and have loads of brain and energy boosters like choline, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, so they make a great snack. I’d recommend this delicious, colourful Omelette Wrap. It couldn’t be any easier – all you need is an egg, avocado and some veggies. Wrap it up and you can eat it on-the-go on the way to the library.
If you’ve got a little more time, Smoothie Bowls are super fun (and they look great on Instagram!) but they’re good for you too. Berries like raspberries, strawberries and cranberries have lots of antioxidants and can help your memory. Try this one with frozen banana, raspberries, spinach and coconut milk, then top it with whatever you want! My favourite toppings are nut butters, chia seeds and coconut flakes but feel free to experiment and make it your own.
Snack time is important when you’ve had your head down all day. Make it easy by thinking and prepping ahead. When you’ve got a spare ten minutes, cut up veggie sticks or make a trail mix with nuts and raisins as a snack. When you know there’s healthier options in the fridge waiting for you, it’s much easier to actually go for them!
As always, being healthy is all about balance – remember that you’re more likely to stick to healthy eating if you have some treats too, which is where these raw chocolate hazelnut truffles come in. Gooey, chocolatey and deliciously decadent, they’re made with hazelnut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and dark chocolate. Just a warning, though – it’s hard to stop at one! A reward for all your hard work.
If you want to know more about great ingredients and foods to eat around exam time, catch my video here. You’d be surprised at how the simplest change to your diet can give you more focus.
Alessandra is The Foodie Teen! A food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer and lover of delicious, healthy food. She’s recently developed an exciting new recipe book that focuses on a whole range of allergen-free recipes. Be sure to look her up.
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