Trying to stay healthy at work and avoiding the chocolate biscuits? Why not have some of these snacks in your drawer ready for the dreaded 3pm slump?
A packet of low sodium popcorn is low in calories and contains fibre. Popcorn is also a wholegrain which is good for digestion. Make sure to avoid popcorn that is high in fat and sugar as these can be higher in calories and not particularly healthy.
Yes, we have chocolate on the list! A square of dark chocolate can be a healthy snack, just remember to keep in it moderation. Try to stick to a dark chocolate with more than 70% cocoa. Why not get experimental and try your dark chocolate with your favourite fruit or nuts? You could even add it to a homemade trail mix as a treat.
It can be a pain trying to cut and peel fruit at work so why not go for the dried variety? Go for unsweetened dried fruit to avoid sugar overload! Dried apricots are a brilliant source of Vitamin A and are a good source of fibre. Why not give them a try?
Seeds are rich in vitamins and the crunch will help keep you satisfied for longer. There are so many varieties of seeds to choose from and they all have different nutritional benefits.
Why not make your own with your favourite nuts, seeds and dried fruit? Trail mixes are usually high in protein and healthy fats. The balance between the dried fruit and nuts will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you full until your next meal.
Rice crackers will keep in your drawer, they are low in calories and can be topped with anything. This makes them a great alternative to bread. You can also buy rice crackers in different flavours if you are looking to eat them plain. If you want an alternative to crisps, small flavoured rice crackers are a tasty substitute.
Medjool dates will help curb your sweet tooth whilst keeping you full until dinner time. You could try them with your favourite nut butter to give a sweet and salty taste. They are a healthy alternative to chocolate and sweets.
Wasabi Peas have a satisfying crunch and they contain protein. If you are avoiding crisps and don’t fancy popcorn, wasabi peas might be your answer. The wasabi flavour gives the peas a kick, which will wake you up out of your slump!
Nuts are packed with protein and healthy fats which will keep you satiated through the afternoon at work. There are so many different types of nuts out there, and they all come with their own nutritional benefits.
Jerky & Biltong
Last but certainly not least, jerky and biltong are a great snack to keep in your desk drawer. They keep well, are very high in protein, low and fat and they are delicious. Both jerky and biltong will keep you full throughout the work day so you won’t be tempted by the biscuit cupboard.
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