Study Fuel: Quick and Easy Recipes for Students

Student preparing for quick and easy meal

Nutrition plays a pivotal role in maintaining and boosting your overall wellbeing. As students pursue their post-graduate studies at Niagara College – Toronto (NCT), it is important that they prioritize healthy food and recipes amidst their busy schedule of attending courses, completing assignments, writing exams, attending extracurricular activities and more. This blog will explore four quick and easy recipes for students to fuel their studies and promote their health throughout the busy semester. Elevate your nutrition and promote healthy eating without compromising precious time!

Greek Yogurt Parfait

A Greek yogurt parfait offers a delightful infusion of protein, natural sugars, fibre and an array of other nutritional benefits. Unlock the secret to this delicious and wholesome snack with this easy food recipe.

Food ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries
  • ½ tablespoon honey


In a bowl, scoop in and layer Greek yogurt, granola and mixed berries. Elevate this delightful snack with a generous drizzle of honey. Enjoy!

No-Bake Energy Bites

Packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats, no-bake energy bites are the perfect snack for you! Ideal for on-the-go snacking, these bites are not only delicious but also serve as a nourishing solution to fuel your day.

Food ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then roll into bite-sized balls. Set energy bites on a tray or in a container and refrigerate for 30 minutes before enjoying!

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

As a source of healthy fats, protein, vitamins and more, peanut butter banana toast is a popular snack option that offers a range of nutritional benefits, making it a wholesome and satisfying choice!

Food ingredients:

  • Any bread of your choosing
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 banana


Begin by slicing a piece of bread and toasting it to your liking. Generously spread peanut butter across the toasted surface. Next, slice a ripe banana and arrange the slices atop the toast.

Hummus and Veggie Wrap

Hummus and veggie wraps are a great snack for students because it offers a delicious balance of protein, healthy fats, fibre and vitamins. It's a smart choice for those looking to enjoy a nutritious and flavorful snack!

Food ingredients:

  • White or whole-grain tortilla
  • 1 tablespoon of hummus
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of spinach


Chop small cucumber, cherry tomatoes and spinach. Spread hummus on a whole-grain or white tortilla and add sliced vegetables. Wrap it up for a nutritious snack and grill for a crispy crust.

Indulge in a sweet Greek yogurt parfait, savory hummus and veggie wrap and more – these easy recipes are designed to keep you nourished throughout your bustling semester. Nutrition and healthy eating are key factors to success during your studies. Stay tuned to our NCT event calendar for upcoming events and workshops, offering complimentary snacks and drinks!


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