EASY RECIPES FOR EATING ON THE GO

Check out these easy recipes for making food you can eat on the go.

Check out these easy recipes for making food you can eat on the go.

As a busy college student, it seems like there’s never any time to cook a meal. And while it’s OK to pop a frozen pizza in the oven or heat up some ramen noodles now and again, you’ll be doing a big favor for your overall health and energy levels if you treat yourself to some easy-to-make meals. Don’t let cooking intimidate you! Just because you have a hectic schedule doesn’t mean you can’t eat something tasty. Try out these quick and easy recipes for homemade snacks that you can eat on the go:

Dulce de Leche Snack Bars, from Betty Crocker
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup dried banana chips
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup roasted almonds
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups Dulce de Leche Cheerios cereal

What to do:
1. Spray a 13×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Mix cereal, almonds, pumpkin seeds, banana chips and cranberries in a large bowl. Set it aside.
3. Heat the honey, butter, brown sugar, butter and salt in a one-quart saucepan until the butter is melted and the sugar has dissolved.
4. Pour over the cereal mixture, and toss until coated.
5. Press the into the pan and allow it to cool for 30 minutes. Cut it into bars and you’ll have a tasty, portable snack!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie, from SHAPE magazine
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
1 banana
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
3 tablespoons walnuts
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 1/2 cups water
3 ice cubes

What to do:
1. Throw it all in a blender and blend until it’s smooth!
2.  If it’s thicker than you’d like, add a bit more water or ice cubes.
3. Pour it into a to-go cup and you’re ready to run to class.

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