When it comes to healthy eating at the office, snacking can be one of the most effective ways to stave off hunger in between meals and keep you from overeating during meals, especially for those working long or unpredictable hours. However, mindless snacking throughout the work day can lead to fatigue, decreased focus and long term weight gain; all of which can negatively affect your productivity and overall health. Whether you’re on the go all day, working long hours or trying to lose weight we’ve compiled a list of the best healthy office snacks to keep you full, focused and on track with your health goals!
Trail mix is a great snack to bring on the go that offers a good mix of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates. To make sure you’re keeping your snack balanced, looks for mixes that contain dark chocolate to limit added
The most obvious travel friendly snack is the protein bar. Individually packaged with upwards of 20 grams of protein per serving, these are an ideal snack choice if you have a long time to wait in between meals. Try and stick to bars low in added sugars and artificial ingredients to maximize the health benefits of this convenient snack.
Fruit such as bananas, oranges and apples are both delicious and extremely nutrient dense snacks to take with you on the go. Carb rich, these options can give you the energy to power through your afternoon while giving you a ton of your daily recommended micronutrient intake (vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium just to name a few)!
Smoothies can be a fantastic snack to take with you throughout your day, and are surprisingly easy to incorporate while on the go. An easy way to pack in veggies and protein in a delicious drink, smoothies are one of the most versatile and nutrient rich snacks on our list!
Greek yogurt is on of the best snacks for those looking to lose weight as it’s low in calories, high in protein and delicious! Not only will the protein help keep hunger and cravings under control, but you can switch up your mix ins daily (we suggest cinnamon, nuts or dried fruit) to keep this snack interesting day to day.
Popcorn is a great alternative to higher calorie snacks such as chips or pretzels, with many brands offering delicious options under 100 calories per serving! As an added bonus popcorn contains fiber, which slows the quick release of energy from carbohydrates to keep you feeling energized and full for longer.
Even though beef jerky often gets a bad rap as a corner store staple, many brands now offer jerky made with lean meats which makes it a great source of protein with up to 10 grams per ounce! To maximize the weight loss benefits of this snack, make sure to look for brands with less than 10 grams of fat per serving and low sodium.
While there are many health benefits of kombucha, the most beneficial is the high concentration of probiotics found in the drink, which play an important role in digestion and overall gut health.
by Insider Envy Staff