Healthy snacks to keep your body motivated


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Make sure to remember to get in a nutritious meal. With these quick and easy recipes, you can get in a healthy bite in between Zoom meetings.

Time is something that many people do not have enough of these days, and because of this, many important things get pushed aside. One of the most common things that often gets forgotten about is nutrition. 


Most people get so caught up in their schoolwork and jobs that they do not have time to prepare a proper meal. Here are two quick and easy recipes you can make on the go or in between classes. 



Smoothies are very versatile and you can add whatever you want to them. For this particular smoothie recipe you need: a banana, about two tablespoons of peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choosing), half a cup of oat milk (or another plant-based or dairy milk) and an apple.


The measurements vary, it’s mostly up to your taste buds. Add more or less of each ingredient if you want. 


Cut the apple and banana into chunks and add them to a blender. Then add in the milk and the peanut butter. Blend until it becomes a liquid, and you’re done!



Apple Crisps

For this particular recipe, you will need: two large apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. 


First, preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, take the core and the seeds out of the apple. Cut the apples into thin slices. Place the slices onto the baking sheet about an inch apart. Sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture all over the apples. 


Bake in the oven for about 70-90 minutes. The longer they stay in the oven, the crispier they will be. However, keep an eye on them as you don’t want them to burn. 


Once you take the tray out of the oven, leave it to cool for about 20 minutes. If you take them out of the oven on the earlier side, they may look a bit softer. They may crisp up as they sit to cool.   


This snack ultimately does take a while to bake but the initial prep time is quick so you can do it when you have a spare moment. Also, it doesn’t take that many ingredients. 


These apple crisps make a healthy snack to crunch on while you study. 


Regardless of what you choose to make, keep in mind that a good way to ensure success is to take care of your body too. 

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