Finals Prep 101: Study Snacks

Study Snacks

Well folks, we have reached the end of my Finals Prep 101 Series. Never fear, this one post is probably the most important –  it’s about food. All jokes aside, when you’re studying it is absolutely imperative that you help your brain recharge with study snacks in addition to water. I’m a firm believer of letting yourself (properly) indulge while studying (I’ll go into that towards the end of this post). Enough chit chat, here are my favorite study snacks.


  • Celery and peanut butter
  • Apples
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Carrots and humus



  • Pretzels
  • Regular potato chips
  • Pringles (have y’all had the pizza flavored ones? They’re magnificent)
  • Chocolate chips and potato chips



  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Nuts (I love walnuts!)
  • Individual servings of Peanut Butter (Example: Jiffy To-Go)
  • Bean salsa and chips



  • Berries
  • Sour Patch Kids (Yes, I have a 1.9 lb bag and no, I don’t feel bad about it)
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Gum

While it’s important to incorporate healthy, protein rich snacks into your study regime, I don’t think that you have to heavily restrain yourself from eating some chips or a candy bar. In my social psychology class, I learned about this topic called ‘ego depletion’ which basically means that our self-control is a limited resource that gets depleted when we practice self-control. This resource can be replenished over time. So while studying, I think it is most important to center your self-control on studying for your exams rather than on restraining yourself from eating something sweet.

More Finals Prep 101 posts:

How to Actually Study

How to Stay Focused

The Essential Supplies

What are your favorite study snacks?

11 thoughts on “Finals Prep 101: Study Snacks

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