Snack Food for the College Student

When I was at home, I was telling you guys all about my snacking habits. I haven’t stopped snacking now that I’m at school, but I’ve yet to tell you anything about it, and I’m very sorry. That’s neglectful of me. So here we go.

First of all, I divide my snacking space into four parts (literally, I physically separate my snacks in my room).

The first of these, logically, is my fridge. Inside I keep such things as cheese, apples I’m saving up for apple pie baking, my pitcher of water, and any bottled or canned drinks I might add to my life. Currently it holds apples, pitcher, and a few pre-sliced slices of Swiss cheese in a package.

Secondly, I have the ‘Not Basket Food and Drink’, which consists of the dried fruit, Wal-Mart Brand tea, and hot cocoa sitting on my dresser that’s not in the basket.

I then have ‘Basket Food and Drink’, which consists of individual bags of tea picked up at dining halls, such as Earl Gray of varying brands, or English Breakfast. I also have honey-and-oat granola bars, and sometimes Pocky if I’ve ‘earned’ it. I don’t know yet what that means, but I try to treat myself as though I’m in food purgatory quite a lot.

Of course, the ultimate in treating myself is ‘Drawer Snacks’, which includes any chips, kettle corn, and chocolate that I pick up in my life. Currently it holds only some Lindor Truffles, what’s left of my Valentine’s Day gift from my parents. It’s good stuff, but I really do try to be sparing about it. I eat way too much food at college, and I’m sure I’m either starting to gain weight, or my clothing is shrinking from my terrible job at doing laundry.

As an addendum, as I only get 2 lunches a week (I eat breakfast and dinner every day), I have a mass pack of beef Ramen Noodles, and a large box of microwave popcorn for when my friends and I do movie nights. I don’t count these as snacks, and they’re on the floor next to my fridge. 😀




About Charlotte Blackwood

Charlotte Blackwood is a self-employed aspiring author working on perfecting her first novella/ first novel. She is a current student at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. If you're looking for a reading list (someday she'll add her own works to the list), she's currently supporting Anna Karenina, anything by Dickens, anything by Tolkien, anything by JK Rowling, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Hunger Games.

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