Snacks to eat at work should be convenient, nutritious and fill you up without making you overweight. Avoid that afternoon slump with the following five healthy snacks.
Almonds are your best bet because they are low in calories and contain more calcium than other nuts. It’s better to eat raw or dry roasted nuts and avoid ones that are roasted in oil or contain salt. Nuts fill you up because they contain fiber and healthy fat. They also contain protein, minerals such as zinc and selenium, and vitamin E.
Having some dark chocolate on hand at the office will help you to avoid other temptations such as baked goods and cakes. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, and if you eat a small amount (you should not eat too much of it!) a day, it can help build your immune system, lower your blood pressure, improve your mood and lower your risk of stroke and heart disease.
Plain Greek Yoghurt
Snacking on Greek yogurt is a good choice due to its high nutritional content and lack of saturated fat. It’s high in protein and calcium. It also combines well with healthy toppings such as berries or honey.
The best trail mix will contain just the right amount of protein, fat, and carbs. You can make sure of this if you mix it yourself. Prepare it on a Sunday night and package it in resealable plastic bags for the week. You can include pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, and almonds.