Many people think snacking is unhealthy. But did you know that snacking, when done right, can help your body perform better? This National Snack Food Month, let's take a look at some awesome snacks that are meant to boost mind power, improve mood, and induce sleep for a good night's rest.
Filling up on coffee isn't the only way to stay alert during a study session. Pairing it with snacks that boost focus and concentration can help you digest and retain more information.
Fresh And Easy Blender Guacamole (Cooking LSL)
Avocados are known to enhance blood flow to organs, including the brain. If you're a salty snacker, you might want to dip those chips into this Fresh And Easy Blender Guacamole from Cooking LSL. Not only will it help you concentrate better, it's also very easy to make!
"This fresh and easy blender guacamole comes together in just 5 minutes and makes a perfect snack or party appetizer."
- juice from 2 small limes
- 1/2 small onion , roughly chopped (red or yellow)
- 1 clove garlic , quartered
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper , chopped (or more according to taste, optional)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 medium ripe avocados , peeled and cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
5 Ingredient Homemade KIND Nut Bars (Beaming Baker)
Nuts are loaded with essential oils and amino acids known to boost focus. If you want to give your usual bowl of nuts a nice and yummy twist, you might want to whip up a batch of this 5 Ingredient Homemade KIND Nut Bars from Beaming Baker. Not only is it delicious, but it's also dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly!
"5 Ingredient Homemade KIND Nut Bars (V, GF, DF): an easy, one bowl recipe for irresistibly salty and sweet homemade KIND bars. Protein-Packed, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free."
- 1 cup almonds
- ½ cup peanuts
- ½ cup vegan gluten free brown rice crisp cereal
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
Homemade Blueberry Muffin Recipe (Eating on a Dime)
Blueberries are loaded with anti-oxidants that encourage blood flow and oxygen to the brain. That means munching on these berries while studying keeps your mind sharp and fresh! Bake a batch of this Homemade Blueberry Muffin Recipe from Eating on a Dime before your study session for improved focus and concentration.
"They are so moist and delicious. You will love these easy blueberry muffins.. They are perfect to make a double batch on the weekend and have for quick breakfasts during the week. These are easy blueberry muffins that everyone will come back for more!"
- 1 1/2 cups (all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for muffin tops
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 to 8 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries (about 1 cup frozen blueberries)
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Thaw a bag of frozen blueberries by putting it in the refrigerator overnight. If you didn't have the time to do so, soak the bag in a bowl of cold water for five minutes. This method is better than thawing frozen blueberries in a microwave which could make the berries soggy.