One of the most dreaded parts of the semester is here once again: midterms. This
eight-letter word brings along cramming sessions in the library, late night study
sessions and the feeling of worry. However, the other sections of your life don’t
need to suffer as a result. In fact, paying close attention to what you’re eating (even
during a late night craving) can help prepare your mind and body, helping you show
midterm season who’s the boss!
If you’re looking for a snack that will hold you over for multiple study sessions while
satisfying your sweet tooth, why not make your own fruit salad? It’s a great choice
because not only does it please your craving for sweets, but it also fills you up and
keeps you energized because of the natural sugars. Simply cut up your favorite
fruits, toss them together in a bowl and enjoy.
Is fruit salad not enough of a sweet treat for you? Then try dark chocolate chips
with any flavor of Greek yogurt. Dark chocolate is better for you than other types
of chocolate because it increases blood flow to your brain and your mood — two
things you’d like to keep up while studying for a midterm.
The next brain-healthy snack is for those days when you’ve replaced your normal
eating schedule with some extra last minute cramming: an egg and avocado
sandwich. Although it may seem like an odd combination at first, the surprisingly
delicious taste isn’t the only thing this sandwich has going for it — it can also help
you retain pertinent information. Avocados increase blood flow and eggs increase
memory, two necessary components when striving for that A!
The next time you find yourself paying more attention to your rumbling stomach
then your notes, remember these delicious, healthy and simple recipes for midterm
snacking — and beyond. If you’re craving even more ideas, check out CL’s guide to
conquering midterm snacks the healthy way.