Many of our lectures, practicals and tutorials run back to back with no break. Often they are scheduled over lunchtime too. The hunt is on for snacks that we can eat discretely in lectures, and food that we can shovel into our mouths with no mess or fuss as we dash through the building to the labs. This is our list of snacks we've tried and rejected so far:
- crisps - too noisy, and not healthy if you eat them all the time
- apples - too noisy, and where do you put the soggy core?
- bananas - too stinky, and where do you put the skin?
- croissant - crumbs all over your notebook and the notebook of anyone sitting within three seats of you
- cake - too sticky
Trail mix is a combination of seeds, nuts, dried fruit and chocolate that is designed to fuel you on long distance walks (or trails, hence the name). Those delicious boxes from Graze are basically trail mix. Of course the beauty of it is that you custom your mix to what you have in your kitchen and what you like to eat - I also have to leave nuts out of anything I make for Olivia's lunchbox because her school has a strict no nuts policy.
The batch I made at the weekend had in it:
- pumpkin seeds
- sunflower seeds
- dried apricots, chopped to the size of the sultanas
- mini marshmallows
Other good things I like to put in my trail mix if I have them are:
- chocolate buttons or chocolate chips
- dried banana chips
- dried figs
- dried cranberries
- salted peanuts
- cashew nuts
- bombay mix
- dried, sour cherries
- rice krispies
Let's see if this will get me through three hours of back to back biology and anatomy lectures without my stomach growling.