Nothing is worse than feeling hangry at work. Sometimes vending machine junk food or that plate of stale doughnuts in the breakroom just won’t cut it, but the thought of prepping an entire week of perfectly balanced healthful meals is a daunting task (trust me I know!) Plus, by the time five o’clock roles around, the last thing you want to do is hit the gym. Having healthy snacks (and snacking right) are the first step to feeling alert, curbing cravings, and maintaining your healthy diet!
Go Nuts for Nuts!
Nuts contain natural protein and healthy fats that keeps your body and brain working properly. Plus the cravable crunch tricks your body into thinking you’ve just eaten a bag of chips! Walnuts in particular contain powerful antioxidants and even help with weight control. So, before you reach for those doritos, try a handful of walnuts and see if that satisfies your craving. I think you’ll be surprised!
Tuna and Whole Grain Crackers
If you have a super busy day and can’t leave for lunch, personal-sized tuna packets are a great stand-in meal to help cure that rumbling tummy. Tuna is packed with protein and healthy omega 3s! Whole grain crackers round out your snack, and help you feel full longer!
If you have a sweet tooth, dried fruit is a great go to snack. I personally love dried apricots and cranberries. You can even make your own trail mix with dried fruit, nuts, whole grain granola clusters and even cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips for a little sweetness.
Low Sodium Jerky
Jerky has gotten a major upgrade from gas station Slim Jims. Low-sodium jerky pack a powerful protein boost, which helps you feel full much longer than a sugary snack. Around our office, we love Krave Jerky, and Vermont Smoke & Cure meat sticks!
Apples and Peanut Butter
Nut butters are easy, delicious desk snacks. You can eat them by the spoonful, or pair them with fruit or crackers! One of my personal favorite snacks combos is apples and peanut butter with a little sea salt, or a sprinkle of cacao nibs on top. Delicious!
Now… how to store it all?
I’ve found this super cute collapsable snack box to be SO HELPFUL when it comes to eating healthy at work!