Posted on October 02, 2018 by Kate Gordon
It can be difficult keeping up your healthy lifestyle whilst at work. This is why it is important having healthy snacks available in the workplace, as you need to stay energised and focused when you need it most.
Enjoying a light snack is the go-to action when wanting to keep your blood sugar levels up. No matter what you’re doing at work, healthy snacks will help keep you fuelled whatever the challenge.
Also, if you’re prepared with your snacks you are likely to be less drawn to any unhealthy options. And let’s be honest, offices are usually filled with sweets and biscuits – from Monday onwards!
So take a look at our five healthy snack options, all perfect for office consumption. All easy to put together, there’s now no excuses when it comes to beating that afternoon slump.
5 healthy office snacks
Hummus and carrots
Hummus is made from chickpeas and sesame oil, meaning it’s full of protein and contains healthy fats and fibre. Carrots contain high levels of vitamin A and also potassium so together this makes for a healthy and tasty option. Alternatively you can mix up this snack with other veggies such as celery to combine with hummus.
Fresh fruit and nuts
Snacks don’t always have to be complex and expensive, sometimes there’s nothing better than just a simple piece of fresh fruit and some nuts to snack on. This combination is full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and healthy fats, meaning there’s nothing too bad about this snack. It gives you the energy boost you need, too!
Rice cakes are very low in calories and very good for you, however they can sometimes be a bit bland on their own. Combining rice cakes with a selection of toppings can create a delicious and healthy snack if plain rice cakes aren’t for you. An excellent choice would be cottage cheese with the addition of some fresh veggies. This snack would certainly keep you going, and you’ll be eating healthy at the same time.
Fruit and yoghurt
Yoghurt is a great snack to have, however it isn’t always the healthiest option when it’s filled with sugary contents. Plain Greek Yoghurt would be a much healthier option consisting of high levels of calcium and protein. With the addition of fresh fruit, this would make a simple healthy work snack.
Popcorn as a healthy snack?
When you think of popcorn as a snack, the word ‘healthy’ doesn’t typically come to mind. But as long as you don’t cover your popcorn with melted butter and lots of salt and sugar, popcorn can in fact be a healthy snack with its high quantities of fibre. On its own popcorn can be a bit plain and boring, but if plain popcorn doesn’t sound like it’s for you, perhaps add some healthy flavours such as parmesan and rosemary.
By Charlie Casey