It's one in the morning, you’re still studying, you haven’t eaten anything since dinner, and to make matters worse, everything is closed. Yet, these are the times when you thank yourself for going to school in a city: a city of convenience stores that stay open later than you stay awake. So, after a quick fist pump of victory, you head outside; on the way to the nearest convenience store.
Now I don’t want to say I’m a snack snob, because, a Diet Coke and a pack of Twizzlers can honestly get me through anything; however, some snacks just taste so much better than others. Thus, I have compiled a list of 5 convenience store snacks that won’t leave you with that regret of wasted calories upon finally waking up from your late night struggles.
You have bought something online at least once. Admit it. The wave of guilt that washes over you after you click the purchase button is nothing compared to the joy of receiving a package on your doorstep. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes, an I-phone or even a textbook for class, your day automatically brightens at the sight of that cardboard box with your name on it. As an avid shopper in the online community, I have noticed that there seems to be a trend within online shopping: Curated subscription boxes of goodies. Basically for a monthly fee (sometimes it is just a one-time purchase), you receive a box of items curated by a specialist in an online store. There is Birch Box, which sends its subscribers a box of curated, high-quality cosmetics. Coffee Crate is another one. The box consists of an assortment of gourmet, ground coffee beans for coffee lovers. There is also GemLove, which sends out unique, fair trade jewelry to their customers. Enter Nature Box. Finally, there is a curated box for food lovers alike! For just $19.95 a month, Nature Box delivers healthy and delicious snacks to last you for a month. Although lets be honest here, for most of us it won’t last more than a week or two. Nature Box is helping people eat healthier without having to drastically change their eating habits. They focus on snacking because they believe it is the easiest habit to change. Every box contains five full-sixed packages of snacks along with recipe ideas. Everything is nutritionist approved and tastes great.
Fruits and vegetables come and go with the seasons; they each have their own prime times to consume when they are at their freshest. I have compiled the following list based on the fruits and vegetables in season during the month of November.
Being hungry is not fun. The grumbling noises that only happen during class when the room is silent, the pain that has you almost doubled over and ready to eat your own hand, the fatigue that accompanies a lack of blood sugar... We’ve all been there. Maybe when you left your apartment or dorm room this morning, you didn’t realize you would not be back until dinner. That is a long time to go without food. Even when you’re home, eating three meals a day does not cut it for most people. Speaking from experience, my stomach can start to grumble again less than two hours after eating.