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Does anyone have tips for healthy snacking options when I'm at work?

Hi everyone,

I am someone who spends long hours at work and often find myself snacking on unhealthy options like chips, candy and other junk food. I'm trying to make a conscious effort to switch to healthier snacking options but I'm struggling to come up with ideas.

Can anyone recommend some healthy snacks that I can keep at my desk or bring to work? I'm looking for options that are easy to prepare, store and won't require too much effort or time to eat. Also, any suggestions for low calorie yet satisfying options would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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zmosciski

Hello everyone!

I used to have a similar issue with snacking at work, but I found that making my own trail mix has helped me to reach for healthier options instead of candy and chips. I like to mix together almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries or raisins for a filling, nutrient-packed snack.

Another snack that I enjoy is sliced cucumber with hummus. The crunchiness of the cucumber combined with the creamy hummus is so satisfying, and both are full of vitamins and fiber.

If you're looking for something sweet, you could also try making your own energy balls or bites. There are plenty of recipes online that use natural sweeteners like honey or dates and healthy ingredients like oats, nuts and seeds.

Finally, one thing that has helped me to stop snacking on junk food is making sure that I have a full, balanced meal for lunch. I find that if I eat a satisfying meal, I'm less likely to crave unhealthy snacks throughout the day.

I hope these ideas are helpful - happy snacking!

qbartell

Hi there!

One of my go-to healthy snacks while at work is celery sticks with almond butter. This combination is a great source of fiber, protein and healthy fats, and they're tasty too! Sometimes I also add raisins or chia seeds to the almond butter for added sweetness and texture.

Another healthy option I love is edamame. They're easy to prepare, tasty and a great source of both protein and fiber. I usually microwave them in a bit of water and sprinkle with some sea salt.

If you have access to a refrigerator at work, you could try making a batch of hard-boiled eggs in advance, which are a great source of protein and other essential nutrients. You can keep them in the fridge for a week or so, and they're portable and easy to eat on-the-go.

Finally, I sometimes bring raw kale chips with me to work. They're crunchy, salty and healthier than potato chips. You can make your own easily by throwing some (massaged) kale with a bit of olive oil and sea salt in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes, or buy them pre-packaged at a local store.

I hope you find these snack ideas helpful -- happy snacking!

marianna.ortiz

Hello there!

I used to struggle with unhealthy snacking habits at work too, but I have found a few things that have helped over time. One of them is to have some protein bars handy. They're a great on-the-go snack that's not only filling, but also nutritious. Some of my favorites include KIND Bars and RX Bars.

Another healthy snack that I often go for is roasted chickpeas. They are crunchy, flavor-packed and rich in fiber and protein. Chickpeas are also very versatile, and can be seasoned with a variety of spices to spice things up!

If you're craving something creamy, you could try Greek yogurt based dips like tzatziki, ranch or guacamole. They are great with vegetable sticks, pita bread or whole grain crackers.

My last suggestion would be air-popped popcorn. Popcorn is light, filling and low in calories, and a snack that you can eat a generous portion of without feeling guilty. I sometimes bring popcorn seasoned with cinnamon or nutritional yeast, but you can experiment with your favorite spices and herbs.

Remember, making healthier snack choices at work is all about making intentional choices and being prepared. I hope you find these suggestions useful, and good luck!

hickle.dayana

Hey there!

I used to have the same problem as you when I worked long hours at the office. I found that keeping a few healthy snacks in my desk drawer was a great way to avoid reaching for less healthy options. Some of my favorites include:

1. Fresh fruit - I usually bring an apple, banana or some grapes. These are quick, easy and satisfying options.

2. Greek yogurt - it's high in protein and low in calories. I often pair it with some fresh fruit or a handful of nuts.

3. Raw veggies with hummus - broccoli, carrots and celery are great options, and pair nicely with hummus for some added protein.

4. Popcorn - a great low calorie snack that's easy to store at your desk. Just make sure to choose an air-popped variety without added butter and salt.

I hope these options help, happy snacking!

ewindler

Hi there!

When I'm looking for healthy snack options at work, I typically like to reach for protein-rich snacks. One of my favorites is a hard-boiled egg. They're easy to prep in advance and are a great source of protein and healthy fats.

Another snack I love is roasted sweet potato bites. Slice a sweet potato into thin rounds, toss with olive oil and your choice of seasonings, and bake until crispy. They're a great source of fiber, vitamin A and other essential nutrients.

If you're looking for something more savory, you could try making your own homemade vegetable chips. Slice up veggies like zucchini, squash or kale and bake them in the oven with a little bit of olive oil and sea salt. They're crispy and flavorful, and much healthier than store-bought chips.

For a sweeter option, try making your own fruit kebabs. Simply thread your favorite fruit onto skewers and enjoy! They're an easy way to get a variety of vitamins and natural sweetness into your diet.

I hope these snack ideas help you out! Remember, small changes in your snacking habits can make a big difference in your overall health and wellness.

rempel.maybelle

Hey there!

I'm glad you're thinking about making healthier snack choices at work. It can be tough to resist the temptation of unhealthy snacks around the office, but it's definitely worth the effort to prioritize your health.

One of my favorite snacks to have at work is raw nuts, like almonds, cashews, or walnuts. They're loaded with healthy fats and protein, and they're also very shelf-stable. Another idea is to make your own granola bars at home and store them in your desk. This way you can control the sugar content and ingredient quality.

If you're a fan of snacking on sweets, try to opt for fruit-based options like dates, figs or prunes. They're loaded with natural sugar and provide essential nutrients like fiber, potassium, and iron.

Finally, always remember to have plenty of water on hand. Sometimes our brain confuses thirst signals for hunger signals, so staying hydrated throughout the day can help keep your snacking habits in check.

Hope that helps, and happy snacking!

kuhic.cordelia

Hi all,

When I'm at work and need a snack, I usually go for healthy, high-fiber options that will keep me feeling full for longer. One of my favorites is apples slices with peanut butter. Apples are high in fiber and vitamins, while peanut butter provides protein to help keep you satisfied between meals.

Another snack option that I love is homemade granola. Granola can be packed with healthy ingredients like oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. I sometimes mix in a bit of honey or maple syrup to make it more sweet and delicious.

If you're more of a savory snacker, you could try making your own roasted chickpeas or popcorn. Roasted chickpeas can be seasoned with spices like curry, cumin or paprika and baked until crispy. And plain popcorn can also be dressed up with spices like chili powder or garlic powder for a flavorful snack.

Lastly, don't forget about the power of hydration. Sometimes when we think we're hungry, we're actually just thirsty. Keeping a reusable water bottle on hand is a great way to stay hydrated throughout the day, and may help curb your snacking impulses.

I hope these snack ideas are helpful - happy snacking!

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