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Staples munches on these top four snacks

Aileen Coyne

The bell may ring at 2:15 but for many Staples students but the day isn’t over. Students have to keep their energy up for a couple more hours whether they’re going to track practice, Best Buddies, or Players rehearsal. Here are some of students’ favorite ways to keep themselves fueled for the rest of the day:

1. Apples with peanut butter

Tennis player Julia Bartimer ’16 usually eats apples and peanut butter between school and practice. The apples give quick energy with their natural sugar and peanut butter is packed with protein and healthy unsaturated fats, which curb hunger.

2. SkinnyPop Popcorn

Maddy Rozynek ’14 munches on SkinnyPop, a 100-calorie bag of popcorn, between school and Players rehearsal. “I like it because it’s considered to be a healthier carb and its tastes really good,” Rozynek said. According to the SkinnyPop website, “Our popcorn has no GMO’s, gluten, or preservatives, making SkinnyPop a tasty, guilt free snack.”

3. Yogurt covered pretzels

Yogurt covered pretzels are, volleyball player, John Fincher’s ’16  favorite food to snack on before practice. They are a way to sweeten normal pretzels, which contain fiber and are high in iron, which according to Healthy Eating provides “short-term storage of oxygen in your muscles so that you have enough to meet the demands of increased activity.” Yogurt covered pretzels can be purchased from most local food stores or can be made at home.

4. Bagels

The versatility of bagel types and  toppings keep this energy filled snack interesting.  Mira Patel ’16 eats a plain bagel with cream cheese to keep her energized between school and swim practice. Whole-wheat bagels are a good source of fiber, which keeps you full, and cream cheese contains calcium and protein.

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Aileen Coyne
Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer
Loyal, honest, and light-hearted are just a few words that describe Aileen Coyne ’16. A passionate swimmer, Coyne started competing at the age of seven. She currently swims six days a week and competes in distance freestyle divisions. She is also lifeguard certified and spent some time over the summer lifeguarding at the Fairfield County Hunt Club. Coyne has been a staff writer for Inklings since the second semester of her sophomore year. She is a dedicated student who enjoys the freedom in the course load of senior year. She is currently taking three math classes—personal finance, ap multivariable calculus, and ap statistics—as math is her favorite subject. In addition to math, Coyne has always loved the writing component of English class. “I would so much rather pick up a newspaper than pick up a book,” she explained, “so joining Inklings [has always] made sense.”

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