Healthy snacks to eat at your work desk

Healthy Snack

Most of us love the occasional snack while sitting at our desks at work. But for those of you whose jobs involve little movement, sugary and salty food always are the quick way out and easiest to snack on.

Most of us will automatically reach for a chocolate, doughnuts, or a bag of chips. In the interest of your health, rather reach for sweet potato stuffed with tuna which has a great balance of protein, nutrients and fat.

Whatever you decide to snack on, try make sure that it is a good healthy meal filled with adequate proteins, fats and fiber. The ideal snack should not exceed 200 calories. Remember that not all snack will contain a combinations of all, but try choose a snack that fits in with the rest of your daily diet.

Most of all, stay clear of those snack that will give you a sugar rush like chocolate, doughnuts, or cookies. All that these types of food do is increase your insulin output and instruct your kidneys to hold onto sodium. These type of food will give a short-term boost but after a few hours you will come crashing down. You are far better off with a well-balanced mini snack and keep your blood sugar level steady and improve your overall health and nutrition.

Here are some good, well-balanced nutritious snacks to eat when that hunger craving hits you:

  • Almonds
  • Baked sweet potato with tuna
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe and pineapple chunks
  • Celery and carrot with hummus
  • Clementines
  • Cucumber with low fat cheese
  • Dried apples
  • Dried mango
  • Edamame bean
  • Granola Bar
  • Greek yogurt
  • Half an avocado
  • Hard-Boiled Egg
  • Hot tea
  • Olives
  • Organic Pretzels
  • Organic string cheese
  • Peanut butter and apple
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Popcorn
  • Raisins
  • Raw broccoli with hummus
  • Raw sliced peppers with hummus
  • Rice Cake with almond butter
  • Roasted Unsalted Pistachios
  • Tomato slices with buffalo cheese and olive oil
  • Trail mix
  • Wasabi Peas
  • Whole Wheat Dry Cereal

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