Snacking is an important part of our diet plan. But, when one talks about snacking in the office, we are often caught in front of the vending machine discussing what to eat and what not to eat. One of the reasons people don’t stick to their healthy eating resolutions of bringing their own homemade prepared food, rather than ordering or eating out, is because of a lack of time. In this fast-paced world, fast food comes as the optimum solution.
Luckily, there are plenty of quick, easy, and inexpensive healthy snack options.
# Fat-Free Yogurt:
Greek yoghurt is fulfilling and super yummy. An ideal office snack, you should go for low-fat or skimmed milk versions of yoghurt. If you want, you can just add a dash of honey or jaggery to it. Best is to add some fresh berries, fine slice of apples and bananas to it. For all those who live outside of India, a Greek yoghurt is also a good option.
#Whole wheat crackers and peanut butter:
Pack the nutritious snack of multigrain wheat crackers and peanut butter and your healthy office nutritious snack is ready. A super hunger-curbing option, it is a fine blend of complex carbohydrates and proteins, which helps in keeping you full for longer.
Grabbing a handful of nuts from the little bag in your handbag saves you the inevitable regret later on when you realize that you have binged on something unhealthy and fattening. Nuts are packed with proteins. While most other snacks are packed with carbs and other empty calories, nuts are one of the few snack items that have proteins and fill you up for a very long time.
# Fruits: Fruits provide us with the best form of natural sugars, so they are good for a snack if you are feeling low on energy in the office. Strawberries, gooseberries, oranges, apples, bananas, melons they’re all packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
# Instant oatmeal:
A plain instant oatmeal packet is a great way to indulge in something comforting, yet healthy. You can add your own flavourings and keep a tab on the calorie and sugar content. Top it with raisins or add cinnamon and nutmeg to it and your powerful healthy office snack is ready. Oatmeal is low in cholesterol and is known to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
#Stir fried veggies:
Pack a foil tray of healthy stir-fried fresh veggies like baby tomatoes, celery, carrots, beans and whatever veggie you like. Stir fried vegetables are a great way to add the much-needed dose of vitamins, minerals and fibre to your diet.
#Boiled Egg with chat masala:
This is an excellent source of protein, which will satisfy hunger and stabilize blood sugars. Eat your hard-boiled egg in the office kitchen, slice the egg in half and spread the chart masala and enjoy it.
#Low-fat Popcorn: This low-calorie snack will satisfy your craving for something salty and crunchy, and it’s also a good source of fibre.
Be careful with these! Some protein bars are packed with calories. Check the ingredients and make sure the one you pick has fruit, nuts, and fewer than 200 calories.
The above list of healthy snacking options will help you pack one healthy office snack daily to work to keep you full and satisfied all day.