Eating healthy snacks can help us improve our memory, energy levels, concentration and mental health. Here are some easy snack ideas that will help keep you fueled, full and focused all week long.

Reminder: If you don’t have the exact ingredients listed, don’t stress! These snacks can be easily modified to use items you already have. 

Fruit parfait

  • Low-sugar or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. high fiber cereal or granola
  • ½ cup berries of choice

Snack sticks

  • Carrot or celery sticks
  • ¼ cup hummus or salsa
  • String cheese

Turkey sandwich

  • 2 slices of bread
  • Turkey meat
  • Veggies (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.)
  • Cheese of choice

Protein box

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • Mayo or mustard
  • 1 slice whole grain bread or crackers

Open face sandwich

  • 2 rice cakes
  • ½ smashed avocado
  • ½ can tuna fish
  • Salt, pepper or seasoning of choice

Fruit smoothie

  • Milk of choice
  • Low-sugar or Greek yogurt
  • Fruit of choice (berries, banana, etc.)

Popcorn mix

  • 3 cups microwave popcorn
  • Nuts of choice
  • String cheese

Trail mix

  • Unsalted nuts of choice
  • Raisins, dried cranberries or fruit of choice
  • Seeds of choice

Caprese skewers

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
  • Toothpicks

Finals resources

For a full list of support resources, events, study spaces and tips for finals week, visit colorado.edu/finals.

Additional resources

Late Night Breakfast

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is hosting Late Night Breakfast during finals week to provide free cereals and treats to students while they study for finals.

Nutrition Services

Meet with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for a variety of services, including nutrition assessments, food allergies or intolerances, sports nutrition, body composition analysis and more.

Finals Week at The Rec

Join the Rec Center for free finals week activities, including fitness classes, ice skating and bouldering! Meeting rooms will also be available as study spaces from Dec. 10 through Dec. 15.

Peer Wellness Coaching

Meet one-on-one with a trained Peer Wellness Coach to set wellness goals and connect with campus resources. Coaches are available to help you create a plan to manage stress, time management, academics, sleep, relationships and more.

Let’s Talk

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides free drop-in services through Let’s Talk. Counselors are available in person and online to help provide insight, solutions and information about additional resources related to academics, stress, anxiety, substance use, relationships and more.

Disability Services

Disability Services is dedicated to providing students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in university programs, courses and activities through reasonable accommodations and services. They also provide free workshops that are open to all students.