For the bakers out there, homemade granola bars are far better than any you can buy. One recipe we found whittled them down to four ingredients: oats, almonds, honey, and peanut or almond butter. Mix and leave to set in the fridge or freezer, ready to be cut into squares. These bars are full of energy for long slogs in the JB Morrell.
High in protein and with a long shelf life, biltong is an increasingly popular smoked meat snack from South Africa. Don’t be put off by its manly packaging: biltong is not just for the muscle heads. Just perhaps pack some gum for afterwards, as it’s got a pretty strong aftertaste.
Apples and Peanut Butter
A delicious dip to spice up the monotonous ‘apple a day.’ Apple and peanut butter is a delicious combo, but celery or banana also work as great complements. Invest in some handy Tupperware to transport your preferred peanut butter, whether you like it crunchy or smooth.
Far better for you than a packet of crisps, trail mix is a versatile and easy snack to throw in your backpack. Don’t be put off by the high fat contents of nuts, as they’re heart-healthy unsaturated fats and full of vitamin E and fibre. Do one better and make your own mix at home with your favourite nuts, dried fruit and, if you fancy some sweetness, add a few chocolate chips.
Cheese and Grapes
You don’t need to be at a fancy dinner party to enjoy this delicate flavour combination. Babybel and Dairylea bites are a perfect size to accompany a small cluster of grapes in a container to the library with you. The red wine can wait until after exams.