Brain food: the best study snacks!

Coursework, revision and end of year projects - we feel ya. It's a hard time and you don't want to be either starving or eating tonnes of takeaways because neither is good for you. We've got the pick of the healthy snacks for the best things to eat for study time. Check out these recipes perfect for study nutrition, let's go!

Best for: concentration

You'll be pleased to know that your routine early morning coffee on the way to your lectures is actually helping! Coffee actually improves mental abilities, so that latte is not only tasty but it's giving you the brain boost to start taking on revision. brain-food-2 Revising at home? You NEED to try this avocado chocolate pudding. Both avocados and dark chocolate are foods famed for aiding concentration and put together - they're match made in 3pm treat Heaven! Why? Avocados enhance blood flow which fires up your brain cells and the dark chocolate releases endorphins and serotonin that make you feel good! Basically if you're feeling sad and you want chocolate pudding, this one's actually good for you!

Best for: stress relief

Feeling like your chakras are totally out of whack, notes getting out of control on your desk? We feel your pain. Stress is hard to deal with at uni but you can help yourself out by eating a little bit more Omega-3 fatty acids that help to rebuild brain cells. Tuna, salmon and pretty much most other fish are great for concentration. One of our favourite recipes is for tuna burgers because they're so versatile. You can add in sweet potato and whatever herbs and spices you like! brain-food-1 PLUS check out this awesome Buzzfeed with 22 more tasty ideas for canned tuna!

Best for: snack attacks

The attack of the really good snacks. The time where you really, really just want to buy that sharing pack of M&Ms and eat them ALL. We've all been there. It's amazing from the first bite until the last but then you have the mother of all sugar crashes and end up online shopping instead of revising? That's where the problem occurs! This is the time that you need some healthy snacks on hand to keep you on the straight and narrow. Our favourite snack-fix for this has to be yoghurt-coated blueberries - perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth. brain-food-3 Blueberries are full of antioxidants, Vitamin C (to fight the dreaded uni-house lurgy) and fibre to help keep you fuller for longer. Just coat each blueberry in a load of your favourite yoghurt, place on a baking tray and freeze if there's any room in your freezer, that is! Keep them in a zip-lock bag and munch when needed. Do you need a savoury hit instead? A small handful of seasoned nuts are the way forward here!

Best for: fast food cravings

Craving bread and loads of fatty foods? This means you're deficient in Nitrogen and you need to stock up on high protein foods such as meat, fish and eggs! All the more reason for that bacon and egg sandwich - just cut off the fat and use a low-calorie cooking spray for frying and you'll slash your calorie intake and crush those cravings. Awesome, right?
Well, we could stay here and chat food all day but you guys have got some work to do. Happy studying guys, you'll do awesome. Check out our Nom Central! Pinterest board for tasty treats that aren't as good for you!

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