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Smart Snacking Tips For Busy Sun Devils

ASU Online students lead busy lives. Between juggling work, family, and classes, it’s important for Sun Devils to keep up their energy. Easy, healthy snacks are a must - and research shows they have a positive effect on just about everything you do on a daily basis.

The Harvard Business Review shared a study illustrating how food has an immediate impact on one’s mood and productivity. They reported, “the more fruits and vegetables people consumed, the happier, more engaged, and more creative they tended to be.” If you’re studying for a test or researching an assignment, making good decisions about what you eat can directly impact you. So why not snack smart? We have a few ideas to get you on the path to eating healthier.

Grapes + Yogurt + Almonds

23 almonds have 161 calories and are high in healthy fats. Pair with antioxidant-rich grapes and low-fat Greek yogurt, which can have as much as twice the amount of protein as regular yogurt.

Edamame + Avocado + Tuna

One cup of unshelled edamame packs a wallop with 17 grams of protein! Avocado and tuna are the perfect match - drain a can of water-packed tuna and mash it with avocado instead of mayonnaise. Avocados are high in fiber and both avocados and tuna are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce cholesterol levels.

Apple + Cheese + Chocolate

A medium apple and piece of string cheese has around 155 calories, 7 grams of protein, 26 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fat. Adding a small piece of dark chocolate provides additional health benefits, including antioxidants, minerals, and a boost in blood flow and reduced blood pressure.

We recommend mixing and matching any of our recommendations to keep your taste buds stimulated and, more importantly, help boost  your energy and output!

Are you interested in learning more about nutrition? ASU Online offers a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Management. Graduates of this online program aspire to own restaurants or nutrition-related businesses, work in supplement or pharmaceutical sales, or work in food marketing and distribution.

*Sources: Harvard Business Review,, Authority Nutrition, and San Francisco Chronicle

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