You’re sitting at work and your stomach begins to growl. Those not so healthy chips from the vending machine are calling your name, but you’re on a diet. What are you going to do?
Keeping a healthy snack in your desk is a great option to tackle late afternoon hunger. Keeping snacks in the fridge can also lead to the office bandit stealing your delicious snacks. So here is a little list of guilt free snacks you can keep in your top drawer.
High in Protein Healthy Snacks
1. Peanut Butter & Crackers
Peanut butter and crackers is a great option for when you’re really hungry. This is a healthy and filling snack that’s high in protein which will keep you going through the rest of your work day. A fun option for peanut butter and crackers can be found here.
2. Crunchy Spicy Chickpeas
Looking for a little spice and a little crunch? This easy chickpea recipe is a healthy snack you can easily store in a drawer when you need a little chip fix. It’s another snack that is high in protein and perfect to push you through the rest of your day. The recipe can be found here.
3. A Bag of Mixed Nuts
Just a little bag of your favorite nuts is an excellent option. Throw some almonds, peanuts, and cashews in a bag for a fun easy snack. Keep the nuts unsalted to get the most out of your little nut bag.
Healthy-ish Sweet Snacks
4. Chocolate Covered Pretzels
The key here is to make them at home. Heat up some chocolate, dip in your pretzel rod, and you have a healthy alternative to that snickers bar. A fun and easy guide to make this sweet snack can be found here.
5. A Baked Apple
This is a fun sweet and savory treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth. A step by step to get this fun treat can be found here.
6. Dark Chocolate
Just a simple square of dark chocolate is a sweet, easy, and healthy way to get over your sugar crash. Keep a bar in your filing cabinet and break off pieces as needed.
Low Calorie Healthy Snacks
7. Fruit Leather
It’s sort of like a healthy fruit roll up! Easy to just throw in a drawer and it as you need it. It’s also easier than keeping fruit in the fridge and a lot less messier. The best fruit leather snacks are available here.
8. Goldfish Crackers
This snack that smiles back is only 140 calories for 55 pieces! Throw some goldfish in a baggy as you head out the door for that fun low cal snack.
9. Banana Nutella Muffins
These fun and easy muffins are only 160 calories each! This quick and simple recipe can be found here.
10. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Now this easy baking is only 128 calories a slice. This is one of those snacks that feels like you’re eating cake, but you’re really fuelling your body for the rest of the day. Learn how to make this delicious treat here.
So the next time you spend $1.75 on that bag of chips that will only make you feel guilty, try one of these healthy snacks that easily fit in your desk drawer!
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.