Healthy Snacks at the Office

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Healthy Snacks at the Office

The key to healthy eating is to make sure we eat several meals and snacks throughout the day.  This ensures our metabolism is going strong and our blood sugar and energy levels remain stable, preventing us from overeating.

We usually eat lunch around noon, which means by about 3 or 4pm we are ready for a SNACK.  If you are home, it is fairly easy to grab a healthy snack, but what about at the office? This is actually easier to do than you think. The most important things to keep in mind when selecting a snack is to make sure it contains protein, fiber, healthy fats and whole grains.  

Below are some healthy ideas for office snacks, which can be stored in your desk drawer or mini-fridge. 

Desk Drawer Snacks

Fresh fruit (apples, grapes, oranges, and bananas are good choices)
Trail Mix (nuts, seeds, raisins or goji berries)
Nuts (almonds or cashews)

"The most important things to keep in mind when selecting a snack is to make sure it contains protein, fiber, healthy fats and whole grains. "
Roasted Edamame (soybeans)-Whole grain crackers
Instant oatmeal
Granola bars
Air-popped popcorn (100 calorie bags are easy to find in supermarkets)
Single serving of Baked or Reduced-Fat Chips

Mini-Fridge Snacks

Plain Yogurt
Cottage Cheese
Nut butter (peanut or almond)
Hard-boiled eggs
Mini light cheeses
Cut-up vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, celery, peppers)

Having these snacks readily available at your office will really help you from seeking “unhealthy alternatives” to satisfy your hunger--you know, the ones that might come from a vending machine or fast-food chain

Here’s to healthy snacking!

What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?

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  • jamiesevor By jamiesevor

    Fruit is always a good choice.

  • rileypark By rileypark

    This list is a great reminder of healthy snacks that also get you through the day. The protein of the cheeses, hummus, eggs and nuts are so much better that chips or even a diet soda!

  • LAB811 By LAB811

    We keep hundred calorie snacks, yogurt and pretzels at work. Everyone knows the calorie count for how many of each. it helps with portion control.

  • bbgirlygirl22 By bbgirlygirl22

    I sell candy at school so I always have snacks when I get hungry! :) i have a couple of healthy ones :D

  • jul516 By jul516

    Peanut butter cheese crackers and a fresh bottled water are always on the list. These are easy to transport and great for any occasion.

  • lovelifelisa By lovelifelisa

    whole grain flat bread with hummus,oatmeal with blueberries,fresh fruit of all kinds,dannon lite yogurt,and fiber bars.Ever since my husband has been diagnosed with type2 diabetes,the whole family has been making healthier choices and exercising alot more.

  • bwhite12603 By bwhite12603

    You guys are all so healthy. I wish I could say that I do what all of you do, but I work from home and snack on lots of things that I shouldn't. I hope this list will help me.

  • knmoore By knmoore

    I love Luna Bars! Another favorite of mine is apple slices, peanut butter, and sprinkled with a little bit of cinnamon. If y'all haven't read the books Eat This, Not That I highly recommend them.

  • jessy0528 By jessy0528

    i love cherrios with almonds! they taste great together!

  • MadHatter By MadHatter

    i just recently found a love for Cottage Cheese with Pineapples, introduced to me by my co worker. I LOVE IT!

  • pickles1974 By pickles1974

    I LOVE cottage cheese with mandarine oranges or pineapple! Also if I eat a whole wheat pasta for a meal, I stay full forever! Not sure that is such a great thing though. The less I eat, the more stagnant my weight is.

  • msfriendly By msfriendly

    Carrots, and apple, granola bars, dry cereal (like Cheerios) and crackers....always have to have them on hand for when the munchies hit.

  • dolly282 By dolly282

    homemade trail mix,is a must at office or home,,whenever hungry pain decides to hit

  • DJChlela0718 By DJChlela0718

    Cold cereal is a must in my work drawer. It is the perfect munchy snack.

  • KarmiRose By KarmiRose

    I love fruit! That has to be my favorite snack, plus I will bring granola or almonds with me.

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