The semester is wrapping up, which means it’s once again time to juggle last-minute projects and studying for finals. Sleeping patterns are all over the place, and maintaining healthy eating habits can feel almost impossible! Let’s be real: a full meal probably won’t happen often this time of year, so quick snacks will be your saving grace while running from class to class. Whether you're headed into an exam or taking a brief second for self-care, berries are sure to become your number one finals week-approved treat.
Because berries are loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants—two important factors in maintaining overall cognitive performance and memory function—they're the perfect juicy treat to help you power through late-night study sessions and crack-of-dawn exams. The evening before a tough exam, I suggest loading up your favorite to-go container with protein-packed yogurt, crunchy granola, and sweet berries—in the morning, all you’ll have to do is grab and go!
Believe it or not, salads are another great on-the-go snack. I know, I know... A burger may sound better, but this super simple berry avocado salad might just become your new favorite “fast food!” Pro-tip: leafy greens are chock-full of memory-boosting vitamins and minerals…which may come in handy the morning after one of those dreaded all-nighters. ;)