If you want to be productive at work, then you need to fuel your body so that you can have the energy to do finish all your tasks. Make sure that there is food available at all times. Better yet, these should be healthy snacks that are easy to prepare and quick to eat. Below are twelve snack ideas that Natasha from Snacks With Bite says you might want to consider bringing to the office:
They are all-natural and require no preparation. Just pack them neatly and enjoy when you’re hungry. Fresh fruits are packed with fiber and nutrients. They even taste great with different flavors to suit your preferences. Some of the best ones to take are bananas, apples, and oranges as these are readily available. If you plan to take fresh grapes, berries, kiwi, and the like, then place them in a plastic container to prevent them from getting crushed.
You can also bring sliced vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, asparagus, radishes, tomatoes, and whatever else you fancy. You can even make hummus, blended avocado, or Greek yogurt for dips. Don’t be surprised if your colleagues flock to your desk to sample your snacks.
You can also buy large packages of various nuts and bring a bit of each every day. Mix peanuts, cashews, pili, almonds, and whatever else you can find at the grocery store. You can also add in seeds such as sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and the like. Just put this mixed bag within easy reach for that instant munch.
Protein can fill you up for longer. A convenient way to get protein into your system is by snacking on beef jerky when you feel a deep hunger that fruits and veggies can’t quite satiate. Try different brands to see which ones taste the best for you.
Fresh fruits can spoil quickly if you fail to eat them right away. Consider stocking up on dried fruits instead to avoid waste. Just remember that these tend to be high on sugar content. Examples include raisins, glazed banana slices, dried cherries, pitted prunes, dried apricots, toasted coconut chips, pitted dates, dried berries, and many more.
You can make your own healthy granola snacks at home or buy them in readymade packs. Use steel-cut oats, brown sugar, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, raisins, cacao nibs, and whatever else you like to add. It’s all very simply and delicious. Granola bars are awesome post-exercise snacks as well.
If you need a cheap and quick meal replacement, then take an egg sandwich with you. Cook the eggs any way you like and stuff them between sliced whole wheat bread. Problem solved. If you prefer having your breakfast at the office, then this is a great option.
You can try boiling a big batch of eggs on the weekend and storing them in the fridge. Take a few of them to the office each day and eat them when you need a protein boost. Bring a packet of salt for a bit of flavor.
If your office has a microwave, then you can bring popcorn packets and heat them up when the mood strikes. Just leave a bunch of these in your desk drawer for emergency snacks. You can also buy ready to eat popcorn with delicious flavors like salted caramel, honey butter, bacon cheddar, and other gourmet creations.
If your job requires a lot of energy output, then you need to replenish with high-calorie food. Energy balls are delicious and easy to make. Use nut butter as base to combine the other dry ingredients like nuts, seeds, dried fruits, rice crispies, coconut shavings, and so on. You can also use crushed Graham crackers and cream cheese as base.
If you prefer something hot, then put a packet of instant oats in a cup and add hot water. Wait for a few minutes for the oats to absorb the moisture and soften up. Enjoy this with milk or chocolate powder. You can also get flavored packets from stores.
Cheese and Crackers
Bread has a short shelf life, but crackers can last for several months thanks to low moisture content. Get whole wheat crackers for healthy snacks. You can even add a layer of sliced cheese on top for flavor or open a small can of tuna and spread the flakes generously.