Easy Snacks while Gaming

Those who like to spend every moment of their free time gaming tend to get hungry, even more so than the rest of us. Of course, they also struggle to pull themselves away from their favorite games and eat a solid meal, which can be a problem. Gamers usually prefer to grab a quick snack rather than stop playing in order to eat a full meal, and so here are some snacks that are easy to eat while gaming. Even though we enjoy food, it’s not the end all be all (gaming is), it’s not like we are interested in going to culinary school or anything like that.


One way to for gamers to go with their snacks is stuff that can be eaten with one hand. Chips, pretzels, and popcorn are usually the go-to snack, although gummy bears and any kind of small candy like M&M’s or fun-size candy bars would also work well. These types of snacks require little preparation and can usually be found in the pantry or bought by the bucket load on a trip to the grocery store. For the gamers that are looking for a healthier option that can be consumed quickly and easily, either nuts or raisins are a great choice.

Frozen foods are another snack option for gamers, as they will provide a little more sustenance, almost like a full meal. Among frozen foods, pizza rolls are likely a favorite option, as they can go in the microwave and be ready in a couple of minutes. Frozen pizza could also work, as it can mimic a full meal and comes in a variety of brands and toppings, creating plenty of options. Of course, most frozen foods aren’t all that healthy, if that matters, and many of them can be quite greasy, making it hard to grip the controller. But if gamers are real hungry and have enough napkins around, frozen foods would make a great snack.

Some gamers may want to snack on carbohydrates to give them the energy to play all through the night. To do this, a bagel is a great option, as it could almost pass as a full meal depending on what time of day it is. Fixing up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a couple slices of bread would also be a quick and easy snack to make that is somewhat healthy and can fuel a few more hours of gaming fun.

Finally, if games are looking for something nutritious, fruits and vegetables always make great snacks. There’s rarely much preparation involved with fruits and vegetables other than removing a peel, making them an easy and convenient option. For the gamers that don’t find these options all that appealing, fruits and vegetables can become a more acceptable option with the addition of hummus or dip to give it a little more flavor. If this is enough to make fruits and vegetables appealing to a gamer, then this may be the best option when it comes to picking a snack.