3 Healthy Office Snacks to Eat at Your Desk
Do you ever find yourself making an extra trip to the vending machine at around 3pm on Friday? Here are 3 great ideas for healthy office snacks that will stop you feeling peckish, and help keep you focused and energetic throughout the day!
1. Plain Old Popcorn
Maybe you didn’t know it, but popcorn on its own is actually very good for you! It’s only once you start adding things like salt and sugar that it becomes a burden on your health – but the average portion of plain old popcorn (without all the added bits) only weighs in at around 100 calories, and it counts as one of your three daily servings of wholegrain.
If you really can’t stand the thought of plain popcorn, try sprinkling a little parmesan cheese over the top – the strong flavour of parmesan means you only need a little to add a lot of extra punch.
Simple but effective, popping a small pouch of nuts into your bag for when the afternoon hunger hits is a great idea. Packed with protein and fibre, nuts are not only good for you, but they can really help you to feel full. Of course, nuts do contain fat… so watch how many you pack. Luckily though, it is the type of fat that is good for your heart (in moderation) – the perfect substitution for other crunchy snacks like crisps, that are dripping with the wrong kind of fatty content.
As a guideline for those of you trying to watch your weight, an ounce of nuts contains approximately 170 calories (which is less than most regular bags of crisps).
3. Boiled Egg
If you have a fridge in the office, then why not boil an egg before you leave your house in the morning, and take it with you? Eating a hard-boiled egg is much better for your body than eating a chocolate bar, and it could help to improve your concentration during the day.
Plus, a hard-boiled egg only contains roughly 150 calories, so if you don’t like the plain taste, you could even sneak in a little sauce to spice things up.
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