Healthy Snacks to Keep at Your Desk
Keeping healthy snacks close by at the office is important to keep your energy and blood sugar stable through long afternoons. Plus, they will help you avoid unhealthy choices in the breakroom when hunger hits. Aim for snacks that are under 200 calories and contain plenty of protein and fiber to keep you fueled until your next meal. We’ve put together healthy snacks that you can keep within arm’s reach- no refrigeration required!
1. Dark Chocolate
Aim for chocolate that is at least 72% dark. Dark chocolate has a variety of health benefits, including boosting your mood and lowering blood pressure. To avoid having too much, limit yourself to just a square when a craving hits.
2. Almond/Nut Butter
Almond butter is packed with protein and can even be found in individual packets, such as Justin’s nut butter. Combine with an apple or mini rice cake for a great and filling snack!
3. Turkey Jerky
Turkey jerky is loaded with protein and is very filling. Our favorite is Krave Basil Citrus. It’s all natural, and gluten-free!
Almonds make for a great snack to keep at your desk. They are high in fiber, crunch, and protein to leave you feeling satisfied. Pistachios also make for a great snack and can result in a lower portion size because of the energy it takes to eat them!
5. Dried Fruit
Look for products where the only ingredient is fruit to avoid extra sugar. Dried fruit makes for an excellent snack, especially when you’re on the move. Dried apricots, raisins, and cherries are some of our favorites!
6. Instant Oatmeal
A plain packet of oats makes for a filling snack, coming in at only 100 calories! Add in some fruit or nuts for a flavor-filled treat!
You can get healthy bagged popcorn at the grocery store; avoid super sweet caramel and kettle corns. Popcorn makes a good snack because it’s a whole grain and also provides your body with fiber.
8. Trail Mix
Keep this in single serve packets to avoid over-indulging. For the healthiest option, try a homemade trail mix!
9. Fresh Fruit
Apples, oranges, kiwis, bananas, or pears all make for a great option that can be kept out on your desk.
10. Tuna Pouches
Tuna is filled with protein and healthy omega 3’s. Try to find water-packed tuna with 300 mg of sodium or less. Spread on some whole wheat crackers for a healthy and tasty snack!
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