Low Calorie Snacks for College Students

Weight. It’s crazy that one little word could spark one million different conversations, opinions, and stories. There are people who are comfortable with their weight, people who struggle with their weight, and people who think of “weight” as just another word. Quite honestly, I have been through hell in the weight department, and I sometimes dread coming back to school, because I fear putting on a little bit of extra weight. This year is different, however, and I am about to tell you why.

When I started My Loquacity, I was in a really good place health-wise. I was eating foods that were great for my body, challenging myself with workouts that I enjoyed doing, and was even losing a few pounds along the way. This seems to happen every summer. I have access to healthy fruits and veggies, lots of water, and deliciously prepared sources of protein, whereas at  school, it’s a little bit trickier for me to eat healthily because i don’t have access to fruits and veggies unless I go to get something on campus.

The key to eating healthy at school for me is always having healthy, low calorie snacks on hand. By doing this, instead of having to eat an entire meal when it isn’t necessary, or be tempted by less healthy foods, I have a handful of healthy snack options that won’t go bad too quickly, like fruits or veggies would, that I can choose from. In this post, I am sharing with you some of my favorite low- calorie snack options that I like to keep on hand in college. Enjoy!

Lately, these mini pretzel crisps and this Jif All- Natural Peanut Butter have been my jam. At just 100 calories for 42 pretzels, the calories on these babies are basically nonexistent, and they are insanely tasty. The Jif Natural, Low Sodium Peanut Butter is the normal 190 calories for 2 table spoons, but there aren’t any crazy ingredients on the back, and you don’t need much with each mini pretzel crisps

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This next snack is the perfect treat to eat while doing homework or studying. At just 100 calories per bag, Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter is the way to go if you’re craving something salty. I love eating this when I’m not starving, but am in the mood to snack.(This is often)

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Lara Bars certainly have the best ingredients of all the snacks that are featured on this post, but they are a little bit higher in calories. (Around 220) These are the perfect food to grab before an early class, or if you are looking for a snack before a late lunch. They satisfy my hunger, and are delicious. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavor is super yummy, but my personal favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie DoughIMG_2475.jpg

If anyone knows me, they know that I can eat rice cakes like it’s my job. When I’m dieting, I live by these things, and genuinely enjoy the taste. Pictured below, I have the Quaker Carmel Corn Rice Cakes,  but the Chocolate Crunch Rice Cakes are also super delicious. These are also at the lower end of the calorie scale, at just 50 calories per “cake”.

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Overall, my biggest advice to college students is to not be so hard on yourself when it comes to food. Enjoy your time in school, and take advantage of late night snacking and fast food runs with your friends while you can.  If you want ice cream, eat some ice cream, just don’t do it all the time. Have fun, and live your life! As always, thank you for supporting my blog, My Loquacity, it truly means the world to me. In today’s comments, please leave your favorite low calorie snacks that you’d recommend to college students!

 

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