Healthy Snacks to Keep You Fuelled At Work  

Back at work and ready for the new year?! The best thing you can do for your body is to fuel it with the right food to keep your energy levels and concentration high during your workday.  

Here is a list of healthy snacks and meal ideas to take to work!  

  • Nuts and dried fruit: They are healthy, non-perishable, and easy to store. Nuts assist with heart health, and it contains unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients. It’s easy to pack when you’re on the go. Something to remember is that they’re high in calories, so it’s important to limit portions. But if you are in ‘bulking season’ and wanting to ensure that you’re in a calorie surplus, nuts are the perfect snack.  
  • Rice cakes. Another shelf-snack for the office. You can spruce up your rice cake with some avocado, cream cheese or lean biltong. Get creative with your rice cake and make snack-time fulfilling.  
  • Apples and peanut butter. If you’re looking for a snack that can boost your energy levels while working, an apple slice with added peanut butter is a delicious option. Peanut butter contains protein and healthy fats, while an apple is high in fiber. This snack is fulfilling, healthy, and packed with sources to give you energy. Combat the 15:00 slump with apples and peanut butter.  
  • Tasty homemade granola. Granola is wholesome, balanced and rich in complex carbs, fiber, and healthy fats. Plus, the soluble fiber in oats may help lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health. Want to make your own granola? This recipe from Healthline.com is quick and easy to make! “Simply combine rolled oats, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and cashews in a mixture of melted coconut oil and honey, spread the mix out on a lined baking sheet, and bake for about 40 minutes at low heat.” 
  • Dark chocolate. Sweet tooth?! Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, especially those with at least 50% of cocoa. Eating healthy doesn’t need to be restrictive. You can still satisfy your sweet tooth.  
  • Popcorn. Reminisce about movie time while you’re at work and snack on popcorn.  Air-popped popcorn without butter and very little salt is a great snack option.  
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables. Add berries, strawberries, kiwi, banana, sweet corn, cocktail tomatoes, and carrots to your lunch box. Fresh produce makes the best snacks!  
  • Smoothie. It can be difficult to get your daily amount of fruit and vegetables into your diet, but one smoothie can have all the ingredients your body needs. Smoothies are a time-saving way to get all the nutrients in. Prep your smoothie the night before, or plan them ahead when meal planning on a Sunday afternoon. You can store the smoothie ingredients in different containers in the freezer and then just take it out the evening before. This will save you time (and money) 😉 
  • Greek yoghurt. This is a good source of calcium, which can help improve bone health. It also contains probiotics, which support a healthy bacterial balance in the gut. Gut health =better overall health. Make sure you always have Greek yoghurt in your fridge.  
  • Protein bar. Get 21g of high-quality protein with NPLs Protein Bars. It includes prebiotic fiber, collagen, and protein. It’s a health on-the-go snack.  

If you plan on living a healthier lifestyle this year, you don’t only need to work out and plan your meals, but it’s also important to focus on healthy snacking that will contribute to your fitness goals.  

Here are 10 snack options to make sure you stay on track with your goals inside and outside of the gym. Follow us on social media for the latest health and fitness tips and trends, and if you want to shop our products, click here.  

 

Resources:  

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthy-snacks-for-work  

https://www.blessthismessplease.com/10-healthy-snacks-prep-advance/  

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/nuts/art-20046635  

 

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