Here we have an easily digestible BLOG post for you with some top healthy snacks for the office. Instead of snacking on sugar loaded chocolate bars, here are some healthier options or ‘better options’ to consider.
1. Nuts and Berries
A handful of nuts and berries can serve as a great treat/snack during the day.
The healthy fats and protein from the nuts will provide a slow burning energy source (as well as the benefits from the vitamins and minerals) and the berries will provide fibre to satisfy your hunger and taste great!
A top combo of two great snacks with complimentary tastes and textures.
- Recommended nuts: Almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts
- Recommended berries: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
2. Protein Bars
Wanting a high protein snack to keep you going? Protein bars are a great option, nowadays we have a wide range to go for…all of which have a decent hit of protein and taste great too.
Check out 3 of my favourites:
3. Protein Porridge
Love porridge? Why not have it at work when you’d like a taste-tactic treat!
Here is one that you should definitely check out!
4. Peanut Butter on Wholegrain Toast
Wholegrain toast with peanut butter, a decent calorie snack that will easily keep you going. For those who are trying to add weight, this could be a good addition between meals if you’re struggling to get enough calories in.
If you feel like treating yourself, maybe cashew butter on toast will float your boat?
5. Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
What healthy snack list would be complete without fresh and vegetables thrown in there? When it comes to fruit, you could have your staples or try out different fruit each week.
Vegetables to consider are celery sticks and hummus, raw carrot, sweet potato fries sprinkled with paprika. Simply pop them in a Tupperware container each day and snack on at work…easy!
There we have it, if you’re snacking on rubbish during the day try switching out whatever it is with something more beneficial. Snacking can often be the cause of weight gain as we usually tend to go for the higher calorie food that has little or no fibre and so we are hungry again very quickly (and then eat again). At least these will help keep you fuller and provide more vitamins and minerals to keep your body in tip top working order.
Happy snacking! :-)