Need ideas for office-friendly snacks that are easy to pack, don’t necessarily need refrigeration, and can be eaten without plates and utensils?? The following healthy snacks might give you ideas… they’ll help keep hunger pangs at bay and energy levels high through the afternoon slump — all for under 200 calories per serving! 👌🏼 #Yeah
✅ FRUIT: Fruit’s fiber and high water content will help keep you full and hydrated as you work. Choose handheld fruits that are easy to eat on-the-go, like blueberries, figs, and grapes — or peel nectarines, slice strawberries, or cut cubes of mango and pineapple and place them in Tupperware containers (add a couple of toothpicks if you don’t want to eat them with your hands).
✅ KALE CHIPS: Craving something crunchy and salty? Kale chips are low in calories, high in vitamin A, and totally addictive. If you choose to buy kale chips, look for varieties that are low in fat and calories and made from all-natural ingredients. It can be easy to plow through a whole package of kale chips, be mindful of how many servings are in a package, and divide them into small plastic baggies if needed. It’s easy to make your own kale chips, and you can season them with spices, sesame or chia seeds, or nutritional yeast.
✅ SHAKEOLOGY: It doesn’t get much more convenient than stashing a bag or individual to-go packets of vitamin- and mineral-packed Shakeology in your desk drawer. You’ll be prepared for healthy snacks for work whenever hunger strikes. Just add water! You get the benefits of more than 40 fruits and vegetables, herbs, prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes in one serving.
✅ DRIED WHITE MULBERRIES: Dried mulberries deliver calcium and vitamin A for healthy skin, iron to help fight fatigue, and vitamin C for a healthy immune system.
✅ PB & BANANA SANDWICH: We loved them as kids, and we still love them. With fiber, protein, and healthy fats, a simple peanut butter and banana sandwich can keep your motor running and help fend off a mid-afternoon slump. Make a handy half sandwich with a slice of whole-grain bread (like Ezekiel sprouted grain bread), two teaspoons of all-natural nut butter, and ¼ banana (or sliced strawberries or apples). Eat it open-faced, or fold it in half for a packable sandwich.
✅ PISTACHIOS: Generally speaking, a good snack provides carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and some healthy fat; pistachios contain all of these macros and more.
✅ SPICED NUTS: Deepen the flavor of nuts by roasting them with spices. This spiced nuts recipe that combines cinnamon, cayenne, and cumin with a touch of honey will keep you away from the store-bought nuts that are higher in sugar, salt, and added fat.
✅ HARD BOILED EGGS: Hard-boiled eggs are loaded with protein for a quick power-up. It’s easy to make a large batch for the whole week and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them.
✅ BABY CARROTS & OTHER RAW VEGGIES: Baby carrots are fun to eat, and they don’t make a mess! They’re sweet on their own, or you can combine them with hummus for a yummy, crunchy treat. Other crisp veggies make great snacks that travel well to work in a sealable container: snap peas, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and celery. Persian cucumbers are also a yummy single-serving snack.
✅ SEEDS: Though high in calories, seeds are high in heart-healthy magnesium and protein. Seeds in their shells can slow you down and make snack time last longer (it’s a great excuse to take a break!), but choose shelled pumpkin or sunflower seeds if your hands will be busy when you need a quick snack at work. Roasted seeds can be high in sodium or cooked in oil, so choose raw seeds whenever possible or make your own spiced seeds.
Which will of these will you try? Or what’s another healthy option you recommend??