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 a vending machine or a food delivery app wondering what to and what not to eat. One of the reasons people don’t eat healthy at work or stick to their healthy eating resolutions of bringing their own homemade 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 snacks.
How to Eat Healthy At Work
Replace fast food or junk food with these healthier alternatives when you’re at work.
1. Fat-Free Yogurt
Greek yogurt is fulfilling and super yummy. An ideal office snack, you should go for low-fat or skimmed milk versions of yogurt. 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.
2. Wholewheat Crackers & 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.
3. Nuts and Seeds
Why binge or eat something unhealthy and fattening when you can go for nuts and seeds. Nuts are packed with protein, while other snacks are packed with carbs and empty calories. Nuts and seeds are one of the few snack items that have protein and can fill you up for a long time.
Fruits provide us with the best form of natural sugars. They are really good for a snack if you are feeling low on energy in the office. Strawberries, gooseberries, oranges, apples, bananas and melons are all packed with antioxidants and vitamins which your body needs!
5. Instant Oatmeal
A plain instant oatmeal packet is a great way to indulge in something comforting, yet healthy. You can add your own flavoring and keep a tab on the calorie and sugar content. Top it with raisins or add cinnamon and nutmeg to it – your powerful healthy office snack is ready! You can also try these Overnight Oats with super seeds and cranberries. Oatmeal is known to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
6. Stir Fry 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 fiber to your diet.
7. Boiled Egg With Chaat Masala
This is an excellent source of protein, which will satisfy hunger and stabilize blood sugar. Eat your hard-boiled egg in the office kitchen, slice the egg in half, spread the chaat masala and enjoy!
8. Low-Fat Popcorn
Movies aren’t the only thing popcorn is great for! This low-calorie snack will satisfy your craving for something salty and crunchy, and it’s also a good source of fiber!
9. Protein Bars
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. You can even make these at home or try these protein bars from the GOQii Health Store.
It’s time to ditch vending machines, delivery apps and begin eating healthy at work! For more tips on eating healthy, check out Healthy Reads or ask a GOQii Coach by subscribing for Personalised Health Coaching here: https://goqiiapp.page.link/bsr
This was an interesting list! I love greek yogurt. Using it as a dipping sauce for fruits and sorts is one of my all-time favourite snacks. I tend to stay away from protein or oatmeal bars because I’m not sure about the ingredients so I usually go with overnight oats, which is relatively easy to make as well! But I loved this list. Stir fried vegetables sounds like a great idea and could work for a packed lunch too!
Thanks a lot Alisa for your warm words.
As you eat night time oats you can add some nuts+ fruits+ flax seeds this will make you meal plate more nutritious.
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Supriya Kutty says
Amazing post and very useful as well. I usually take protein bars to my office for snacks but I would like to try fat-free yogurt with the combination of ingredients you suggested. I would love to share these ideas with my friends as well. Keep sharing such yummy recipe ideas.