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How to Stack Your Dorm Fridge: The healthiest and tastiest snacks

October 25, 2010

It is three in the morning, and you are slaving over a rhetorical analysis while simultaneously trying to memorize calculus proofs when all of a sudden it hits: that intense hunger pang that strikes out of no where. It seems that late at night all your body craves is grease and sugar, so fill your cabinet with these healthy snacks that you can indulge without feeling guilty.

 

Pop Chips

“Love, without the handles” is a trademark motto of these chips, and they live up to this standard. Popped, not baked or fried, these chips are crunchy and come in a wide variety of flavors. Check them out here.

 

Green Bean Chips

Unbelievable crunchy, salty and sweet, these things are addicting. Available at health food stores  and also the recipe for making them yourself here.


Sweet Potato Fries

You can buy these at most supermarkets and just pop them in the oven. Or you can make your own by cutting a sweet potato into wedges, tossing in olive oil and sea salt, and cook in the oven for about 25-30 minutes at 450 degrees, flipping them halfway through.


Dark Chocolate Covered Powerberries

If you are looking for a pick-me-up, these indulgent treats will give you the kick you need due to the natural caffeine in dark chocolate. The juices in the berries are acai, pomegranate, cranberry and blueberry, and they are the perfect mixture of sweet and tangy. Pick them up at Trader Joes (Trader Joe’sbrand) or Costco (Brookside farms brand).


Pirates Booty

This puffy snack is all-natural, baked, trans fat and gluten-free, with only 130 calories per serving.Available in yummy flavors such as aged white cheddar, new york pizza and “Burrrrrbeque”, there is something for everyone. Look out for Pirate Brand’s other snacks, Potato Flyers, with ½ the fat of normal potato chips.

Lettuce Wrap

Roll avocado, turkey, cheese and a bit of balsamic vinegar into a piece of lettuce (from a head) to create a healthy and satisfying snack wrap.

 

 

Yummy Earth Organic Vitamin C Lollipops

Available in a variety pack of many flavors, these lollipops are gluten, nut, soy, wheat, dairy, casein and GMO free. They is also no corn syrup and have added vitamin C. Did we mention they are tasty as well?

 

 

Ciao Bella Sorbet

Unbelievably decadent in a multitude of flavors, this sorbet is sweet and tangy and almost all of them are fat-free and relatively low in calories. Some schools sell it in their convenience stores as well for those who are vegan.

 

Kind Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Bars

Just the name makes it sound like an indulgence, but this is one indulgence you will not feel guilty about. Because it includes 50% of the daily value of antioxidants, four grams of protein and three grams of fiber it is a tasty treat that is doing your body good. It is an excellent mix of flavors and is perfect for the health conscious chocolate lover.


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