Having nutritious snacks to eat during the workday can help you stay energized and productive.
Coming up with ideas for easy to prep, healthy, and portable snacks can be challenging.
Let’s explore eight easy and healthy snacks for work to keep you satisfied and feeling good all day long!
Homemade granola with Greek yogurt.
Granola keeps well in your desk drawer for a quick snack. Unfortunately, most store-bought varieties are high in added sugars and contain unhealthy oils. So, to stay on track, it’s best to make your own.
This recipe from Cookie and Kate, includes rolled oats, raw nuts, dried cranberries, and more. This combination is wholesome, balanced, and rich in complex carbs, fiber, and healthy fats. Sprinkle it over some Greek yogurt for a protein-packed and filling mid-day snack.
Homemade protein energy balls.
Energy balls are typically made from oats, nut butter, sweetener, and other add-ins like dried fruit and coconut. Depending on the ingredients, they’re high in fiber, healthy fats, protein, and several vitamins and minerals, not to mention delicious!
Check out this easy and healthy recipe from Gimmie Some Oven.
Carrots and hummus.
Hummus is a delicious dip made from chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice that goes great with carrots.
Hummus contains fiber, protein, and healthy fats, while carrots are loaded with beta carotene, a precursor for vitamin A. Eating foods with beta carotene can help boost immunity and promote optimal vision and eye health.
String cheese is a convenient snack full of beneficial nutrients. One string cheese has 80 calories, six grams of protein, and lots of calcium. Eating low-calorie foods high in protein can help fill you up, decrease overall calorie intake, and contribute to weight loss.
Turkey and cheese roll-ups.
Turkey and cheese roll-ups are convenient, high-protein snacks.
Not only is turkey a rich source of many vitamins and minerals, but cheese is loaded with essential nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D.
Avocado on toast.
Avocado on toast is a healthy snack that you can make at work. Adding avocado to a healthy toasted bread contributes additional fiber and healthy fats to create a more filling snack.
Hardboiled eggs are one of the most convenient and nutritious snacks.
In fact, eggs contain a small amount of almost every nutrient that you need. One large egg packs over six grams of protein. Eggs also contain iron, calcium, choline, and vitamins A, B6, B12, and D, among other nutrients.
Homemade protein bars.
Store-bought protein bars are often loaded with added sugars, though wholesome varieties with limited ingredients are also available.
If you want complete control over what’s in your protein treat, make your own with healthy ingredients like seeds, nuts, nut butters, coconut, and dried fruit. Add some natural sweetness with maple syrup or honey.
Having healthy snacks on hand at work is a great way to stay energized and productive. The wholesome snacks in this list are easy to make, portable, nutritious, and can be stored at your desk or in a work kitchen. With such tasty options, you can easily stick to a healthy diet at home, at work, and on the go.
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