Always hungry, never full.
We’ve all been there—it’s the middle of class, and you’re suddenly starving. But you also don’t want to be that person with the insanely loud chips or extra crinkly wrapper. That’s a quick way for your professor to stare daggers at you for the rest of the semester.
But a student’s gotta eat, right? That’s why we’ve made a list of stealthy and sneaky snacks you can eat in class. You won’t cause a disturbance and you get to eat: win-win.
1. PB & J
Just because it’s a classic doesn’t mean you should disregard it. Peanut butter (or whatever nut butter you choose) is a solid option when you need a quick snack in class. It’s one of the quietest things you could eat—and one of the most delicious.
For a healthy option, you can’t go wrong with fresh fruit. Just be sure to pick something with no mess or a huge amount of crunch for optimum stealthiness. Our favorites are grapes, blueberries, and strawberries.
Sometimes you’re just craving something extra salty, which is why you can’t go wrong with pretzels. Choosing a shape with less crunchability (yes, we just invented that word) like sticks can make them a great option when you’re snacking in class.
When you need a brain food boost, nuts should be your go-to snack. While you can pick any of them for your snack, we’re partial to almonds for the perfect amount of crunch and flavor without making too much noise.
5. Trail Mix
Need something more than just nuts? Then it’s time to get on the trail mix grind. It’s easy (and affordable) to make your own, but stores like Trader Joe’s have really unique blends that are super unique and delicious.
6. Meal Bars
If you’re really in a bind and don’t have time to sit down for a full meal, a meal replacement bar can give you the calories you need to get through the day. Just be sure to find one with a mix of carbs, protein, and fat to keep you fuller for longer. We love PROBAR’s oatmeal chocolate chip flavor.
7. Protein Shakes
Beverages are the quietest thing you could have in class, so why not opt for a protein shake? It’s simple enough to make your own (especially if you know what protein powder to get), but it’s never been easier to buy a premade option, either!
8. Snacking Cheese
Yes, that’s the official term for things like string cheese or Babybel cheese wheels. Perfectly savory and salty, pair them with some fresh fruit or crackers for a balanced and filling snack you can eat on the down low.
9. Pita & Hummus
A well-balanced snack that will keep you full, grab some little pita slices and a cup of hummus for something savory during class. The types of breads you can use (naan, lavash) and flavors of hummus are endless, so you definitely won’t get bored if you repeat this snack.
10. Overnight Oats
Another super affordable thing to make ahead of time, overnight oats are the perfect snack for that 8 a.m. class you thought would be a good idea, for some reason. If you don’t have time to make your own, MUSH has pre-made overnight oat cups that are wonderful.
Need to stock up on groceries? Check out this massive box of mac & cheese you can get from Kraft for just $30!