What Are The Best Go-to Snacks For The Office?
Are you struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working? Do you find yourself binging on unhealthy snacks while in the office? Well, I have news for you – it’s not as hard as it seems.
There is an abundance of affordable and healthy snacks that can easily be stored in your desk drawer or your staff kitchen.
First of all, I’ll suggest some simple options for busy people out there. Then, I’ll list a few other options that require more ingredients and more preparation.
Snack 1: Trail Mix
I know how hard it is to work a 9 to 5 job without snacking on a chocolate bar or on a bag of chips from the vending machine. However, there is a simple solution to this – trail mix! Not only can you make this at home, which is very cost effective, but is also rich in fibre, healthy fats, and is a great source of protein, which will make you feel fuller for longer. Finally, if you’re wanting a little extra flavour – toast your nuts in coconut oil and sprinkle them in sea salt.
Snack 2: Fresh Fruit
Another snacking option is fruit or dried fruit. The good thing about fruits such as apples, pears and bananas is that they don’t go bad too easily, which makes them easy to store in your desk and are at your disposal whenever you need. However, normally bananas go old after a week, so make sure you eat it up before then. Fruit provides a balanced amount of healthy carbs and fibre, so if you want to mix it up a little, consider dried fruit for something a little different.
Snack 3: Dark chocolate
Dark chocolate is a sweet tooth's dream when it comes to healthy snacks. This great snack is rich in cocoa solids and flavonoids. At high dosages, cocoa flavanols have been shown to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, improve cognition, and possibly lower the risk of diabetes. However, don’t overindulge too much as it is recommended to only consume around one ounce a day so why not make that one-ounce mid-afternoon.
Snack 4: Peanut butter
Whether you like it on its own or paired with a slice of apple, this versatile snack is as tasty as it gets. Nut butters like peanut butter and almond butter make the perfect healthy snacks for someone who is seeking something delicious. Although, don’t consume too much as peanut butter contains added sugar, which has been linked to various health problems, such as heart disease. However, peanut butter is comprised of about 25% protein which makes it an excellent plant-based protein source.
Snack 5: Greek yogurt
Greek yoghurt can also be considered a heatedly healthy snack when paired with granola or berries. It’s rich in protein, calcium, fibre and antioxidants, and tastes great too! Fibre is also great for balancing blood sugar levels, which is an added bonus. This great snack is packed with calcium, protein and probiotics which will definitely help you stay full and concentrated for the rest of the workday.