Healthy office snacks to keep you energised
Strolling through my #Instagram stories the other day, I saw my friend munching on few sweets during her office hours - speaking to her I realised , how difficult it is for people to think and maintain a healthy snacking routine at work.
It definitely requires planning but having healthy snacks for work on-hand at the office is key for staying fuelled and focused when you need it most. Say "NO" to croissant & donuts at work. A solid #snack should have some protein and fibre to keep you satisfied until your next meal.
Here are few #healthy snacks options you can keep right at your desk that will keep energise you:
A low-sugar granola is a great dry snack to keep at your desk, because you can eat it plain or add it to different meals you eat during the day.
For example, add little milk from the office fridge and pour over your bowl or a portion of greek yogurt for extra protein. Or try adding a bit to your salad for some crunch, it is delicious!
2. Apple + Nut butter
Instead of reaching for a candy bar or cookie, consider incorporating apples with peanut butter or almond butter into your regimen. You'll get protein, fibre, minerals and vitamins in a small package.
**Try to pick a nut butter without any added sugar. trust me you wont need it :-)
3. Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are easy to carry around and they have a good shelf life to store it at work. A handful of roasted #chickpeas are power-packed with fibre, carbohydrates and proteins.A good portion size of them will keep you full for a long and wont pinch your pockets at all!!
4. Seeds and Nuts
Seeds & Nuts are a source of protein & good fat, and they’re easy to store, quick, and not messy. They're great by themselves, and even better when you put them on top of things like salad, yogurt, or oatmeal. My favourites are pumpkin seeds, sunflower , almonds & walnuts but all from pistachio to #chia seeds or hemp and pecans are great for snacking.
5. Hummus and Carrots
Hummus is a delicious dip made from chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice that goes great with carrots or zucchini. #Hummus contains fibre, protein, and healthy fats, while carrots are loaded with beta carotene, a precursor for vitamin A in your body.
6. Home-made Energy balls
Energy balls are typically made from oats, nut butter, a sweetener, and other add-ins like dried fruits.
Depending on the ingredients, they’re high in fibre, healthy fats, protein, and several vitamins and minerals
Recipe: To make your own, combine 1 cup (80 grams) of rolled oats with 1/2 cup (128 grams) of peanut/almond butter, 2 tablespoons (14 grams) of ground flax seeds, 2-3 no dates.
Roll spoonfuls of the mix into bite-sized balls and enjoy as a treat throughout your workday.
7. Rice cakes
#Ricecakes are new sensation. They may be famously flavourless on their own, but they're the perfect vessel to top with almost any kind of spread. Want something sweet? Smear a bit of nut butter onto one of them. Or, try them topped with guacamole or hummus for a quick, savoury treat.
Bottom line is:
Having healthy snacks on hand at work is a great way to stay energised, focused and productive. The wholesome snacks in this list are easy to make, nutritious, and can be stored at your desk..
With such tasty options, you can easily stick to a healthy diet at home, at work, and on the go.