8 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Office
Gone are the days when snacking was considered harmful to your body and skin. Today, power eating refers to 5 mini-meals throughout the day for keeping your mind and body healthy and active. While at work, the need to snack periodically can arise. While snacking is a great idea, it is important to ensure that you eat the right kind of snacks so that you feel satiated and nourished but don’t gain calories while doing so. Here are some choices of healthy snacks to eat at office.
Apples are a power snack, easy to carry wherever you go and also full of nutrients. They are also one of the most easily accessible food options. An apple may sound simple but you can top up on taste and health when you add them to something else or dip them in a tasty and healthy dip. Peanut butter is a great example of the latter. You will have a wholesome and crunchy snack with sliced apples and peanut butter.
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2. Hard-boiled eggs
One hard-boiled egg has six grams of protein and 70 calories. Just like it is said good things come in small sizes, one small hard-boiled egg has packed within it a lot of goodness and whole lot of nutrition.
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The hard green fruit may be nothing to look at but packs in whole loads of fiber needed for the human body. Avocados can be eaten in different ways since it a very versatile fruit. Many nutritionists call it the ‘unsung hero’ of nutrition. It makes a great snack and is one of the very popular dips around the world. One avocado gives you 9 to 11 grams of fiber.
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4. Greek yogurt
Yogurt is fresh, natural and nutritive. Always prefer the plain and unsweetened varieties to the flavored ones since the latter has nothing but artificial flavors and unnecessary sugars in it. Greek yogurt is a rich source of calcium, probiotics and protein. Besides being good for your digestive system, it gives instant freshness and makes you feel active. You can throw in some berries and granola for increased nutritive properties and for satiating hunger better.
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5. Sweet potatoes
Get a batch of sweet potatoes, bake and keep them refrigerated. Do a quick boil and take them to your workplace. They are sweet and delicious and have a very soft texture. They are packed with fiber and keep you feeling satiated for a long time.
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6. Whole wheat crackers
The very crisp and thin whole wheat crackers are not just crunchy but also healthy. 10 of these multigrain wheat crackers along with a tablespoon of peanut butter are not just lip smacking good but also give you 193 calories and 2 grams of fiber. Together, the two stabilize your blood sugar levels and makes you feel full for long.
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Nuts are always great sources of omega 3 fatty acids and good cholesterol when eaten in moderation. Both almonds and walnuts are good snack options. One ounce of almonds packs 184 calories and promotes heart health besides being high on omega 3 fatty acids.
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8. Quick oatmeal
A pack of instant and plain oatmeal is just 110 calories. But these are great snack options since all it needs is a quick microwave option. They are packed with nutrients by themselves. You could add a small pack of raisins or sprinkle nutmeg or cinnamon and take the nutritive value and taste factor further higher.
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Several studies have shown that eating once in every four hours can keep you charged and your mind highly active. You only need to plan ahead and stock some low calorie, nutritious snacks in your bag.