With finals around the corner, it's time to start thinking about your study timetable, but also how you're going to stock your cupboards.
My ultimate study snack list:
I definitely have a sweet tooth, but it's important to remember that your brain needs real food to function. These are some of the healthier things that I like to stock up on before exams...
popcorn (I like popcorn because it's dry & easy to eat while working)
Pretzels (not so healthy, but super tasty)
Chicken Noodle Cup-A-Soup (especially for studying on cold winter days)
Ham, cheese & other lunchables
Tortilla chips & guacamole or salsa
Cucumber, red pepper & carrots with cream cheese
and of course, LOTS of tea & coffee (I like to keep some caffeine free teas, like rooibos, for when I'm studying late at night)
Chewy Choc-Chip Recipe:
I drink a ton of tea & coffee when I'm studying, so it's sometimes nice to have some cookies to go with that. Here is the recipe for my favorite 'study' cookies...
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped milk chocolate (I like the Cadbury's milk chocolate for this recipe)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 190C. Add all of the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips & walnuts) to a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed. When the cookie dough is combined, mix in the chopped chocolate & nuts by hand. Drop rounded teaspoons of the mixture 5cm apart on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until just golden & then cool on a wire rack.