9 Snacks for the Workday
1. Cheese and Whole-Wheat Crackers
For a convenient and portion-controlled snack, slice up a mini Babybel cheese wheel and eat it with some whole-wheat crackers. The fiber in the crackers will fill you up faster and they add a satisfying crunch to the texture of the cheese.
Sweet and good for you, berries are full of antioxidants, fiber, and natural sugars. Combine them with some nuts to add protein and healthy fats to your snack. You can also add them to some cereal, yogurt, or granola to satisfy your sweet tooth.
3. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Eggs are full of protein as well as vitamins that help the body produce energy (thiamin, B-12, B-6, and riboflavin). Hard-boiled eggs are easy to make in advance and store, providing a convenient option for when you’re feeling peckish.
These nuts are given the title of “superfood” for a reason. They are packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats to help your body replenish its energy. They are also a good source of magnesium, a mineral that aides in energy production.
5. Hummus and Raw Veggies
Raw veggies are full of fiber and vitamins, keeping you full and energized until your next meal. Hummus is a healthier alternative to Ranch dressing with it being plant-based and lacking saturated fats. Also it adds a nice zest to the sweetness of vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, and broccoli.
Bananas are known for being a powerful source of potassium, a necessary nutrient that helps the heart maintain healthy function and blood pressure in your body. They are an easy grab-and-go snack that you can take anywhere, whether you’re eating one during your morning commute or at your work desk to get through an afternoon lull.
Shown to reduce cholesterol, avocados are a tasty addition to salads, toasts, and sandwiches. They can also be eaten plain. Filled with fiber and healthy fats, they are becoming a popular staple in American diets.
8. Dark Chocolate
If you get a sweet tooth during the day, non-dairy dark chocolate will surely satisfy your cravings. It is filled with antioxidants and does not contain refined starches, like many other desserts you might be tempted to reach for (cookies or donuts, for example!). Refined starches deplete our B-vitamin levels, which makes it harder for our body to maintain its energy levels.
This citrus fruit offers a very unique flavor, being both bitter and sweet, depending on its ripeness. Grapefruit contains folate, which is known to boost energy levels, as well as pectin, which aides in regulating your blood sugar.