Most days are hectic trying to meet up with work and pressing deadlines, staying fueled throughout the day is top priority. Whether you’re going into the office or working from home, you need nutritious foods and snacks that will keep you focused, energized and powered for whatever is thrown your way. Plus, options that are convenient, portable and simple to enjoy at your desk are imperative.
Here are some you can try
Fruit and Cheese
You can easily grab part-skim cheese and an apple on your way out the door, and the combo can pack up to 5 grams of filling fiber from the fruit and 5 to 8 grams of protein per piece of cheese. Fresh fruit of any kind is a great choice and this is sure to serve as a nice snacks.
Low-Sugar Granola Bars
Bars are a great fall-back, if you know what to look for! Opt for ones with real food as the first ingredient — whether it’s fruit, nuts or oats — and the smallest amount of added sugar possible. They should fall in the 150 to 250 calories range and 3 grams of fiber and protein per bar.
If fresh fruit is too much of a hassle to bring into the office, try this shelf-stable option. Fruit crisps and dehydrated fruit are convenient options that can help you meet your produce quota and are a healthy snack that does not require a fridge. Look for dehydrated or air-dried fruit crisps with no added sugar. Eat as a snack on their own or add to trail-mix for a fiber boost.
Mini Rice Cakes
Mini rice cakes are perfect for snacking and now come in a variety of flavors, from cinnamon sugar to white cheddar. Plus, they tend to be pretty low in calories, making them ideal for munching. They pair great with those nut or seed butter packs too.
Pre-Made Protein Shakes
A ready-to-drink protein shake can be great in a pinch to tide you over between meetings. But not all protein shakes are ideal; you’ll want to keep added sugar numbers in check and be sure to look at ingredient lists. Look for about 15-30 grams of protein per shake and try to get 3 grams of fiber too.
Berry Quinoa Muffins
Homemade muffins can be the perfect work time snack. These light and healthy muffins have 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per muffin to keep you fueled and satisfied. Plus, they feature fresh raspberries for tart fruitiness and flavor.
So there you have it, delicious snacks to keep you fueled during a busy day. enjoy!