Ella’s food solutions for… Revision munchies
Snacking can be a great way of helping us stay motivated, even through those long slogs in the library. The right snack can be hugely beneficial, enhancing focus and productivity, while preventing dips in blood sugar levels. I have chosen to share these 4 snacks in particular with the incentive of saving money, time and effort, while most importantly, enhancing brainpower.
Roasted chickpeas: drain and rinse a tin of chickpeas (which you can pick up for next to nothing) before putting them on a baking tray along with a small amount of olive oil and salt, then add whichever spices you choose. I included a red chilli and paprika. Put in the oven for half an hour. Done.
Fuller-for-longer falafel dip: again I have incorporated chickpeas in order to make shopping as easy as possible. Simply blend 1 tin of chickpeas, 1 garlic clove, 2 spring onions, the juice of 1 lemon and 4tbsp of extra virgin olive oil with a splash of water. I topped with a sprinkling of coriander and dill. Serve with seasonal crudités such as asparagus, as I have done here, or any of the good old classics: carrot, celery, cucumber.
Peanut butter banana: this delicious snack will provide you with a revitalising hit of sugar and fibre. Bananas are one of the very cheapest fruits and their high levels of potassium will keep you alert and on track.
Blueberries: although berries are often expensive, they are also often on offer. I wait until they are reduced then reap the benefits from this powerful superfood. Blueberries are known to enhance mood which is definitely something to consider when going through stressful times such as exams or deadlines.