Health Tip: Choose Healthy Snacks

(HealthDay News) -- Eating well when you're a busy student on a budget doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these quick, easy and cost-efficient healthy snack ideas for students:

  • Have a ready supply of snacks that combine both protein and carbohydrates.

  • Eat apples with peanut butter or carrots with hummus.

  • Snack on fresh fruit and a hard-boiled egg.

  • Pack a yogurt and banana.

  • Eat almonds with some low-fat cheese, or some whole grain cereal.

  • Go for the salad bar, just take it easy on toppings such as bacon, cheese and creamy dressings.