Fun food ideas on the go

Healthy food may be hard to come by in college, especially if you tend to wake up late. Instead of reaching for that Pop-Tart while rushing to class, here are some easy to make snacks that will help sustain you throughout the day.

Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

Banana and cinnamon pancakes are super simple, and they only consist of three ingredients: a banana, an egg and cinnamon. 

  1. Peel your banana, crack your egg and sprinkle your cinnamon. 
  2. Combine your ingredients in a blender, and mix together until homogenous. 
  3. Place a few spoonfuls of this pancake mix into a pan. 
  4. Then, let it sit until they are nice and fluffy.

This is a delicious, easy breakfast option that is much healthier than normal pancakes.


Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Peanut butter banana toast is another nutritional breakfast option. 

  1. Simply toast a slice of whole-grain bread.
  2. Spread peanut butter on it.
  3. Then, cut up a banana. 
  4. Arrange your slices on the toast. 

If you have a sweet tooth, you could even drizzle some honey on it!


Almond Butter Rice Cakes

Rice cakes with almond butter are a great way to get full with something light. They can be prepared for breakfast or for even an afternoon snack. These are also by far the easiest to make! 

  1. Simply spread almond butter on a whole grain rice cake, and if you’re feeling frisky, sprinkle some cinnamon on top as well. 


Trail Mix

Trail mix is another snack that is easy to make and allows individuals to explore a variety of foods. 

  1. Combine almonds, peanuts, cashews, and macadamia nuts as well as raisins, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips in a ziplock bag or container. 

Since sweet and savory foods are often complementary, they are fun flavors to use creatively.

Written: Alexandra Eckert

Photo: R. Gorjest

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