8 Snacking Tips for Teachers – Power Snacks for 2023

A healthy snack should contain both protein and carbohydrates to maintain a good level of energy. Take a look, I have a few snacking tips for teachers who are looking to make snacking fun and healthy.

fresh fruit slices on a plate

What Happens When You Eat the Same Kinds of Snacks?

It can be less inspiring. It lacks variety. It lacks life. It is boring. Repeated exposure to the same foods also can reduce overall energy intake, especially in women. So you may be able to lose weight or maintain your diet.

There’s a big difference when you give your body what it needs, and that includes what you want. Are you craving something sweet, or savory? Look for what hits the pillars of good snacking – quality, nutrition, and satisfaction.

These ideas are simplified basics that surely will spice up your snack time.


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Snacking Tips for Teachers for a Great Day in School

1) Educate Yourself

It’s basic that the first thing to note when it comes to “what you should eat” is to mind the impact of foods and drinks on your health.

All of us know what’s healthy and what’s not. By educating yourself, you will be able to simplify good vs bad food. Fresh juice, for example, is a lot better than its powdered counterpart. Eggs on toast make an extremely better choice than French fries.

Therefore, you could begin by exchanging packaged foods for fresh ones or, for example, protein for sugar. There may be many fallacies surrounding food, such as the idea that wholesome meals are flavorless or that fruit preserves are high in sugar. Reading about the snacks that are most effective for you will make it worthwhile to learn and put into practice.


2) Plan Ahead

bread and coffee for snacks

Between classes, lesson planning, grading, and paperwork; you probably many times have skipped snacks. Correct? Not just because you did not have enough time to eat, but because you have not prepared some snacks for the day. This is where planning for snacks ahead comes into play.

Planning ahead of time not only saves you from having to find something last minute, but it increases the likelihood of getting something healthier. With a snack plan written on your weekly planner, you’ll know exactly what to buy. You don’t have to stress yourself when it’s time to prepare what to bring for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday… and so on.

Shopping according to your list saves you money compared to impulse buying or going to the supermarket without a list.

3) Go Healthy 

No matter how busy you are, decide to eat well. Keep in mind that by the time you begin to feel hungry, luncheon may have already ended. Providing nutritious food is taking care of your body. There is nothing wrong with dining at the school canteen, but occasionally you could get a fast food desire.

It’s so fortunate if the canteen sells healthier options, but what if they don’t? Filling your diet with junk food also feeds your body with higher sugar, fat, and calories. You can treat yourself to some sweet delights or your favorite ice cream once in a while. But soda, chips, and French fries every day are never healthy.

Packing a homemade snack doesn’t need to be complicated. You can throw a handful of nuts and dried fruits on a decent food container, or bring a protein shake for a quick mid-day break. What about a cup of your favorite latte? Get yourself a water bottle that can keep drinks cold or hot the whole day. If you prefer to eat something cold, then get a lunch box that works the same.

4) Mix It Up

Egg Sandwich, egg snacking, healthy snacks

Power snacks carry a combination of tastes. Let’s have a few examples you will love to try:

  1. Dried apple, dried mango, dried papaya, dried pear, and dried banana.
  2. Fresh-cut apples, pineapples, mango, kiwi, and peaches.
  3. Your favorite protein shake and a choice of fruit.
  4. Low in-carb nuts like almonds, macadamias, pecans, and hazelnuts.
  5. Nutrition bars you love. They are healthy desk snacks!
  6. Protein balls, protein cookies, and homemade granola bars.
  7. Hard-boiled eggs and sliced cucumber – sprinkled with lemon and pepper.
  8. Chickpea omelet and crispy pan-fried eggplant.
  9. Frozen two-ingredient yogurt (my favorite!).
  10. Bacon with slices of avocado.
  11. Beans and brownies.
  12. Veggies and homemade dip.
  13. Toasted bread to be dipped into your hot choco (my favorite!).
  14. Spiced latte with your favorite hot milk.
  15. Salted crackers filled with cheese whiz (my favorite!).
  16. Fried Tofu and spiced soy.

Wow, I had a lot of favorites! See, anything you can think that is worth trying is worth snacking. The trick is to begin.

5) Make It a Routine

Most teachers don’t look forward to snack breaks because they don’t make it an exciting part of their day. They’re too busy to put the time into it. So whatever they grab – it’s good to go. Are you guilty of this?

I’ll put it to you. Do you follow a particular skincare regimen? If you do, you must be taking careful measures to better take care of your skin. This just serves to demonstrate that if you hold the opinion that snacks are important, you may develop a routine that is worthwhile.

By making “snacking in school” a healthy “treats” time, you’re more inclined to be creative with your food. You’re more inspired to prepare healthier options whether that’s a homemade porridge or a favorite biscuit from a nearby bakery. Think of a slogan like “It’s high time to eat healthier,” or “Great treats for a great teacher,”  maybe?

I tell you, the moment you incorporate this routine into your daily activities, you will be better at saying “no” to buying potato chips and packaged sweets or cold soda from the vending machine.


6) Stay Hydrated

Water Bottle, Water, Drink, Bottle

See? Healthy and fun snacking isn’t that mind-numbing. The secret is to focus on healthy options and do it by heart so the transition can quickly take place. Nothing in this world becomes beautiful when the heart is not a part of it.

A good snack makes you aware of what you are eating. It allows you to have full control of what you like, and it saves you from being stressed.

Well then, did I just inspire you? You might know of any snacking tricks for teachers? Share them in the comments below.