Slice of Childhood

We all know the feeling–sometimes you just need a sandwich. Sandwiches are not to be underestimated. They’re full of fresh veggies, meats, and finished off with two slices of bread. That’s nutritional value from protein, carbohydrates, and earth-grown plants right there! Take a break from a stressful finals week and get creative with your sandwich. Here are some fun ideas for you to try for yourself or for a friend who needs an extra smile after finals!

tow mater sandwich

            

      shawn the sheep

bear sandwich                       bugs bunny sandwich

gator sandwich                               spongebob sandwich

shoe sandwich                        pooh sandwich

nemo sandwich                        sandwich fun 3

sandwich fun 2

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http://www.recipebyphoto.com/peanut-butter-jelly-sushi/

http://funnycracks.com/

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Smart Water

As you do your final prepping for finals week, remember the importance of staying hydrated! Keeping water circulating through your body will help you to maintain focus, prevent headaches, and feel better overall throughout the studying process. It’s easy to forget to hydrate throughout the day, but water bottles can be purchased in many locations across campus. It’s also a great way to spend those remnants of campus cash. Happy studying, and good luck with finals this week!

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Built for Brainpower

On this second study day we’re going to highlight some of the greatest natural foods recommended by SUNWARRIOR as the top picks for boosting brain power and memory function. Exactly what you need to ace that final exam, right? Better yet, these foods are all conveniently located at the BLUU!

Boost your memory with food - Foods that fight memory loss

Beans

Blueberries

Broccoli

Chia seeds

Quinoa

Spinach

Tomatoes

Whole Grains

Go ahead, make the healthy choice! Studies show that students tend to make less healthy eating decisions as the semester progresses, and we all know that finals are the essential time to eat right! Make a change one bite at a time!

For more details: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/brain-foods/

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/foods-that-fight-memory-loss#QwRaT8rd84JxQS9I.97

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Study Snack Round Two

Hey frogs! So as the first study day comes to a close, we wanted to offer up another study snack idea for you to try over the next couple of days. When you’re studying and not in the mood to find an entire meal to eat, try eating a whole avocado. Although these aren’t offered at the BLUU, taking a quick trip to Kroger or Central Market may be a good study break alternative. Packed with heart-healthy fats and omega-3s, this super-food will be filling and delicious all in one. Sprinkle a favorite seasoning, salt and pepper, or eat plain for hefty snack. Study hard, and stay healthy!

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Study Snack

As finals quickly approach, it will be important to eat well and in a reasonable time frame. This week, we will be posting various study snacks that are easy to make AND with ingredients that the BLUU has readily available to you! Our first one is frozen yogurt-covered blueberries. Yogurt is always available, and lately there have been a lot of different fruit varieties, including blueberries. Freeze these overnight and enjoy as an easy study snack the next day. Enjoy!

frozen blueberries

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Energy Bites

These powerful treats will give you the energy you need to get through your day! Plus, they’re full of flavor and protein!

No Bake Energy Bites

Chia and flax seed are often available at the smoothie bar. Try adding some peanut butter to these seeds and rolling the contents together to form a snappy snack! The results are gluten free and vegan.

Pumpkin Energy Bites

Try enhancing your snack with granola or cereal bits to add more of a crunch. (Note: this addition may remove the gluten free and vegan qualifications depending on the granola or cereal used)

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Honey, Oatmeal, or small bits of fruit (like bananas) can be used to add new flavors to your treat. (Note: this addition may remove the gluten free and vegan qualifications previously mentioned) Play with the ingredients a bit to get the best consistency and taste. Have fun being creative with your snack!

http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/energy-bites-recipes/

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2014/03/25/no-bake-energy-bites/

Breakfast Sushi

Here’s a clever twist on the most important meal of the day! Treat yourself, and start your day with the sweet side of sushi!

The basics are simple:

1. Grab a banana

2. Peel it and coat it with peanut butter

3. Cover the whole thing with your favorite cereal

4. Slice lick a roll of sushi and enjoy!

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Try using a waffle, pancake, crepe, slice of toast, tortilla, or granola instead of cereal for different exterior textures of your sushi roll. Dip your sushi in syrup or honey if you so desire.

Breakfast Sushi

Try using honey, fruit (can be frozen), or cream cheese instead of peanut butter to change the interior of your sushi roll. Have fun creating your own unique breakfast sushi roll!

http://milklife.com/articles/recipe/breakfast-sushi

http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/waffle-breakfast-sushi-rolls/d3d829f2-8d12-4366-9860-ec9adb05d02b

http://www.savvymom.ca/index.php/guides/back-to-school_breakfast_guide/2/