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10 Healthy Snacks to Keep at Work

Stop the Unhealthy Snack Attack! 10 Fresh Ideas For Work

Whether you're looking to lose a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight, stocking up on healthy snacks for work is essential. Fueling your body with quality nutrition will increase energy levels, helping you feel more productive, and also stave off fatty and sugary cravings.

  1. Fresh fruit: You can't go wrong with fresh fruit at the office! Put your favorite sliced fruits and berries together in a beautiful salad for the office fridge, so you can scoop out the perfect portion to enjoy all week long. If that sounds like too much effort, pack low-maintenance picks like apples, oranges, and pears, so all you need to do is wash and eat.
  2. Veggies: Bring a tub of baby carrots, celery sticks, or already steamed edamame to the office. You can easily find prepackaged options at your grocery store, but skip the ranch or blue cheese dressing, and opt for a small side of hummus instead to offer your body some protein.
  3. Healthy bars: Unfortunately, not all bars deemed "healthy" are created equal. Look for bars that are relatively low in sugar and high in fiber and protein. If you eat a bar that's all carbs and sugar, then chances are you'll experience a crash after eating it, just as if you'd chowed down on a candy bar.
  4. Single servings of trail mix: Take the issue of portion control out of the picture, and prepackage small baggies of trail mix or dried fruit and nuts at home. Not only will you save money, but you'll also be able to keep tabs on exactly how much you're eating.
  5. Preportioned cheese: Having some string cheese on hand is a good idea for the dairy-lovers out there. Cheese brings protein and calcium to your snack-time routine.
  6. Whole grain crackers: Whole grain crackers are also a much better idea than snacking on a bag of fried chips, and they offer the crunch you're looking for. For a perfect midday, post-workout snack, string cheese can be served up with some hearty crackers to deliver an ideal blend of protein and carbs.
  7. Nut butter: A single serving of nut butter truly satisfies! Buy a handful of packets at the grocery store to smear on your apple or crackers all week long.
  8. Yogurt cup: A cup of yogurt is one of the easiest healthy breakfasts out there, and it's also an ideal snack. This protein-rich food can feel like a treat when some fresh fruit or even a light drizzle of honey is thrown on top.
  9. Popcorn: Don't fall victim to the buttery, salty microwaved bags at the office. Snack freely by air-popping your own at home, and bring it in for a special snack.
  10. Cereal: Skip the sugar-laden stuff, and opt for a fiber-rich whole grain cereal. Instant oatmeal packets are another great snack to have hidden in your desk drawers when hunger strikes — or when you're running late and skipped breakfast by mistake.
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mewfitness mewfitness 5 years
This is great! We do most of our snacking at work, so if you have junk there you'll eat junk. If you have healthy stuff there, well you know the rest. It's easier when good food is at your fingertips.
Anais18 Anais18 8 years
Yum yum! :-) Thanks for the great suggestions, fit!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I wish I could bring popcorn here to work, but the fire alarm is very sensitive to it so it's been banned from the kitchen. Every other snack is doable and works in a pinch.
glitterandgold glitterandgold 8 years
omg this sucks. i love to eat/bring all these snacks but our law firm's kitchen is filled to the brim with chips, licorice, chocolate, soda, and did i mention soda? haha
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Oatmeal is great! I have that in my desk now.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
... wow i love all those!!!!!!! :D especially fruits and edamame!!!!!
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
wow i hate all those
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I love dried cranberries, almonds, yogurt and those Laughing Cow wedges. Amazing suggestions!
kclulu kclulu 8 years
Good suggestions, I like to eat every 3 hours so it is good to have a variety of options. I just had sliced raw red pepper and spicy hummus for my midday snack and it was good and satisfying. Hard boiled eggs are great too!
melizzle melizzle 8 years
Hard-boiled eggs.. keeps me going in the midday lull.
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