Have you ever caught yourself yawning at 3pm in your office and grabbing candy or coffee to give you that extra boost of energy? We called upon Rachel Lerner, owner of the website Personal Web Nutrition , to guide us in finding healthier snacks to eat at the office.
Healthy Snacks for the Office by Rachel Lerner
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 at Office
Fruit (apple, grapes, orange, banana)
Trail Mix (nuts, seeds, raisins or goji berries)
Nuts (almonds or cashews)
Roasted Edamame (soybeans)
Whole Grain Crackers
Single Serving of Baked or Reduced-Fat Chips
Mini-Fridge at Office
Nut Butter (peanut or almond)
Mini Light Cheeses
Cut-up vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, celery, peppers)
Having these snacks readily available at your office will prevent you from seeking “unhealthy alternatives” to satisfy your hunger. Here’s to healthy snacking!
Thanks Rachel for this great post! Read more great nutrition tips and advice from Rachel on her blog: http://personalwebnutrition.com/blog/. You can also find Rachel on twitter @ANutritionista.