These days the average work day easily goes beyond the 9a-5p/8 hours norm. Couple that with the commute to and from the office and you’re easily looking at 10+ hour days. During that time, eating is imperative to keep your body functioning and keeping your energy levels up. It’s not always possible to eat full meals while working, so many office goers tend to grab snacks throughout the day. With so much snacking happening on a day to day basis, choosing healthy snacks is very important. Not sure where to start? Here are 3 ways to make healthy snacks available at work.
Daily schedules that include meetings and dare I say, actual work make it difficult to find time to eat while at work. Being able to grab something on the way to that next meeting or conference call is a necessity for many these days. Snacks like protein bars, nuts and yogurt cups are perfect for the grab and go life.
Eating healthier doesn’t need to be boring. That includes eating healthier snacks. In fact, variety is essential to sticking with the healthier eating lifestyle. What are creative ways to bring the snack party to the office? Try starting with a “make your own trail mix” buffet bar, hummus with cheese and pita platter or a smoothie bar.
Healthier snacking at work can be made to be cost effective. Easy access to donuts and other sugary foods make it hard to stick to healthy snacking options when they’re too expensive. Enter affordable healthy snacking options. Yogurt, oatmeal, nuts, fruit– dried fruit included, smoothies, vegetables–especially carrots and celery. Nut butters and seeds, coconut oil and honey also make great snack options. Additionally, you can get more bang for your buck with a versatile option such as chickpeas. They can be roasted and eaten or ground (hummus). Better still, many of the above options can be combined to create homemade snack bars, granola, protein bars and cookies. It’s a budget friendly win all around.
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