1. GoGo Squeez
GoGo Squeez is literally the perfect college snack. They come in super fun pouches that allow you to take this snack anywhere without making a big mess, so they’re great for snacking on the walk in between your classes. They also come in tons of flavors, so if you’re not a huge fan of applesauce, don’t knock it ’til you try it! No matter the flavor though, Gogo Squeez pouches are made with 100% fruit and there’s no extra sugar added. Added bonus: they don’t cost a fortune so you won’t have to sell your kidney to eat healthy on a Freshman’s college budget!
2. Boom Chicka Pop
Since movie night is basically every Sunday night in college, popcorn is a must-have for any dorm room. However, that movie theatre butter popcorn you usually eat is probably not the healthiest option for a snack. Plus, all that oil is not great for your skin either. Next time you’re in the market for a movie night snack, try Boom Chicka Pop. They have all the classic popcorn flavors (white cheddar, sea salt, kettle corn) and the popcorn is made with whole grains. All the Boom Chicka Pop products are non-GMO (so basically none of their ingredients have been messed with or modified) and the popcorn comes in ready-to-eat and microwave options!
3. Frozen Fruit Bars
Frozen treats are a great option to keep handy in your dorm room just in case you get a late-night craving for ice cream but can’t afford those extra calories. Simply Balanced fruit bars are delicious and super refreshing. We know they’re not Rocky Road and there are times when fruit bars are just not gonna cut it (ex: your bf decides he “needs some space”) and you’re gonna want to reach for the Ben and Jerry’s. But for your normal run of the mill “I’m really craving something sweet” occasion, these fruit bars will certainly do the trick. The natural fruit flavors are sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without overloading on candy and chocolate, and they’re non-GMO! They’re so good you won’t be able to stop eating them. Just be careful of brain freeze!
4. Rice Snacks
While rice snacks don’t sound immediately appealing and they probably wouldn’t be your go-to when you’re feeling snacky, Quaker Oats have TONS of great flavored rice snacks that don’t have that cardboard taste you probably imagined when you heard “rice snack”. Quaker rice snacks come in flavors like ranch, caramel corn, and chocolate and they’re available at just about every food store. The rice snacks are made with whole grain rice, they’re low fat and low cholesterol, and they’re popped, not fried. They’re seriously addicting, so just make sure you’re prepared to be hooked for life after you try one!
5. Protein Packs
With your busy class schedule and plenty of extracurricular activities to keep you busy, it can be hard to make sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet-especially considering you’ve probably eaten pizza at the dining hall every night this week. These Oscar Mayer P3 packs contain about 14 grams of protein per serving (about 25% of what you should be consuming daily), so they’re a great choice for when you need a little pick me up in between your night classes. P3 contains no artificial preservatives either, which makes them one of the best healthy dorm room snacks!
6. Dried Fruit
For those of us with an enormous sweet tooth, dried fruits are a super healthy alternative to candy. Dried fruit is a really good source of fiber and antioxidants, but they’re also relatively high in sugar and calories because the fruit has essentially been dehydrated, meaning the sugars in the fruit are basically the only thing left after the water’s been removed which makes the fruit taste extremely sweet. However, compared to candy bars, dried fruit is obviously a much healthier option when you’re craving something sweet. One serving of dried pineapple contains about 16 grams of sugar, which is about half of the amount of sugar in a chocolate bar.