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10 snacks you can store at your office
Because I work in a corporate office full-time, I try and keep tons of snacks handy incase I get hungry between my meals (which is often).
There is a kitchen available for us all to store our lunches daily. But I am pretty sure if I kept all my snacks inside people would give me dirty looks. So instead of claiming the entire refrigerator, I have embraced the storage unit in my office & have transformed part of it into a secret stash of healthy snacks.
Here is my list of 10 snacks I always have on hand at the office:
P R O T E I N B A R S
Protein bars are an excellent way to get more protein in during the day & are both filling and satisfying. My go-to’s are Vega (chocolate peanut butter), Quest (double chocolate chunk), and Simply bars (apple cinnamon). They have a long shelf life because they are individual packaged!
T R A I L M I X
I make my own trail mix and keep it in a Ziploc bag. Trail mix is a great snack because it is quick and you can eat it by the handful. The nuts & seeds give me an extra boost of energy during the day and keep me feeling alert.
R I C E C A K E S
I love their satisfying crunch. I buy the organic whole grain rice cakes from my local supermarket. They aren’t high in nutrients or calories but they do make an easy snack.
O A T M E A L P A C K S
I try and keep natural oatmeal / or quick oats at my office in case I am running late in the morning and don’t have time to eat an adequate breakfast. High in fiber, oats are super satisfying and keep you full for a long period of time. They don’t require anything (technically) other than hot water. I usually keep cinnamon at the office because I put it on a ton of my foods.
R O A S T E D C H I C K P E A S
I purchase mine from a local health food store called Fiddleheads. They have a few different flavours so I always keep a couple packs at work.
W H O L E G R A I N C R A C K E R S
I love the Mary’s Gone Crackers that are available in almost every health food section at any grocery store. They are delicious, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan & whole grain.
N U T B U T T E R
You can either keep a small jar or individual packets of all-natural nut butter at work. You can eat it with a spoon or smear it on crackers or a rice cake.
G R A N O L A
I eat granola all the time; whether its an addition to my yogurt or smoothie bowls, or just something to snack on. I usually make my own granola so I know exactly what is going into it, but I have found a few store bought brands that I have fallen in love with. Post to come!
D R I E D E D A M A M E
Low in fat & sugar, edamame contains protein, fiber, amino acids and healthy carbohydrates. They are also high in nutrients and minerals so they make a very healthy snack or addition to salads.
K A L E C H I P S
One of my absolute favourites! Baking Kale retains its nutritional content and using olive oil provides your body with healthy fats. Kale chips are a low-cal snack that are high in vitamin C, K and other nutrients.
Enjoy & remember don’t let yourself ever get hangry!