Snacking is kind of an American pastime. We love our snacks, especially between lunch and dinner. However, one of the hardest things to figure out is what kind of healthy snacks to bring to work. It’s pretty common now to work in an office where there are snacks galore available — but the only problem is, almost all of those snacks are packed with refined sugar, excess sodium, and saturated fats.
We’ve got you covered, though. Below is a great list of healthy snacks for work, and they’ll be a fantastic replacement for things like potato chips and sugar cookies. A lot of these can be made from home and the rest can simply be purchased online or at a health food shop. The best part is, all of these snacks will keep you fuller for longer, which will hold you over between lunch and dinner. Take notes because these TK healthy snacks are going to be a game changer.
Plant-Based Protein Bar
Protein is the perfect thing to reach for when you’re feeling peckish. It will help you stay fuller for longer and prevent you from eating the bad snacks that will only make you feel bad in the long run. That’s why a plant-based protein bar is the way to go. Healthy Truth has the solution: Hi-Protein Chocolate Bar, Hi-Protein Vanilla Bar, or Energy Recovery Bar. They all have 14 grams of protein and clock in at 270 or 290 calories. You’ll be thrilled with your choice when you sink your teeth into the soft, tasty texture of this yummy bar.
You might have always thought that raw nuts were the way to go, but the truth is, sprouted nuts are the way to go. Studies have shown that the sprouting process significantly reduces the number of antinutrients like phytic acid found in raw nuts. The sprouting process begins when we soak the raw nuts in triple-filtered water and then dehydrate them at a low temperature to give them a slight crunch. Our favorite is the Pizza Nut Clusters. These are the best alternative to something like pizza-flavored Goldfish, and it’s the perfect thing to bring into the office.
Apple and Nut Butter
You can’t go wrong with fresh fruit and delicious nut butter. Bring an organic apple with you and a single serving of peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter. If you want to slice up your apple and put it in tupperware before you leave, it’s best to sprinkle some lemon juice on the apple in order to prevent it from browning and maintain its flavor. If you’re a nut butter fanatic, make sure you’re not purchasing something with added sugar or hydrogenated oils. Keep it clean and natural. And eye your portions correctly because it’s all too easy to overeat nut butter. Don’t scoop out anymore than one or two tablespoons.
It’s very common to have a sweet craving in the afternoon because our blood sugar drops around 3 p.m. and we get a little cranky. This is usually the time when we stuff a brownie into our mouth. Resist the urge to eat refined sugar and instead grab a small handful of dried fruit. Make sure you don’t buy anything that has a sneaky amount of refined sugar that was added to make it taste better. Healthy Truth has a wide variety of reliable, delicious organic dried fruit. Our favorite is the mango!
Celery and Tahini
If you’re not a huge fan of apple and peanut butter, celery and tahini might be a great option for you. People who aren’t able to eat nuts find tahini a wonderful substitute as well. Chop up some fresh celery and drizzle sugar-free tahini on it. Crunchy and smooth and subtly sweet.
The most common trail mix you see at the grocery store is usually packed with refined sugar and chocolate. Instead of wasting money on that kind of unhealthy snack, make your own trail mix at home. Throw in some sprouted nuts, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. You’re all set for a healthy snack at work.