If you too have this uncontrollable urge to snack on something every couple of hours, then you are not alone. You’ve got a friend in me! As an employee, I understand the uncontrollable need to snack on something tasty that keeps you fresh, doesn’t make you feel drowsy, and appeals to your taste buds.
We instinctively reach for a handful of chips, a bottle of flavored coke, or (if you're feeling healthy) a fruit or two. However, if you plan ahead of time, you can make delightful and filling snacks.
Keeping in mind the time constraints, I present to you the best healthy snacks that you can munch on without feeling a tinge of guilt. These recipes contain nutritious values and keep you refreshed throughout the day. Wave goodbye to your mid-day hunger pangs!
Oats In a Jar
Oats is an innocent snack that is super healthy and (if clubbed with the right partner) can be super tasty. Oats in a jar is a convenient concept that saves time and energy. On top of it, it involves no cooking but just freezing overnight. It is easy to carry anywhere, is spill-free, and is high in nutritional value.
Soak oats overnight in your preferred choice of milk and add your favorite (and healthy) flavor to it. You can try chocolate, Nutella, whipped cream, and chocolate chip cookies in your jar of oats or if you prefer something healthy, you can choose bananas, berries, or dry fruit toppings.
Oats are tasty, satiating, and keep you fresh and energized. Oatmeal is healthy to eat every day because of its nutritional profile and health benefits, which include weight loss and heart health.
Dry Fruits & Honey
The time between lunch and evening snacks can be tricky. If you have the self-control to wait for 4 hours, then great! But if you don’t, you might not want to munch on anything unhealthy and give in to your cravings.
Dry fruits have always been the darlings of nutritionists and doctors. Time and again, dry fruits have proved their worth by adding to our health benefits. They are easily available, need zero cooking, and keep your energy levels up.
Honey, when paired with dry fruits doubles its nutritional value. Honey and dried fruits can aid to improve cardiovascular health. It also aids in the prevention of heart disease.
Any dry fruits of your choice could be used in this recipe. Walnuts, raisins, dried dates, cashew nuts, almonds, and pistachios can all be a part of this recipe. If preferred, wash the dry fruits in warm water and dry them quickly with a towel. To keep these dry fruits, use a sterile glass bottle. Chop the dry fruits into small pieces. Combine the cut pieces in the sterilized container and stir well. Pour in the honey until all of the dried fruits have sunk. It is highly good to consume 1-2 teaspoons of these dry fruits on a daily basis.
It tastes even better when the mixture is soaked in honey for 7-8 days.
Eggs are quick, easy, and hassle-free! Put an end to your cravings with boiled eggs. They need just 15 minutes of your time and you can sprinkle them with flavors like salt, pepper, seasonings, peanut butter, and more.
Boiled eggs have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Hard-boiled eggs' combination of nutritious ingredients like protein and choline helps to wake up your brain, especially just after breakfast.
Boiled eggs can give you instant energy, make you feel full, and add flavors to your taste buds. Not to mention they are great for weight loss and diet. If your job requires less physical effort and is more ‘at-the-desk’ job, you can use this dose of protein.
Yogurt is known to boost digestive functions and can do wonders as an office snack. There are times when we unknowingly munch on unhealthy snacks and give in to our cravings. Thus, yogurt balances your diet and aids your digestive system. The coolness of this supplement gives instant freshness to our minds.
This one doesn’t have to be boring! Yogurt comes in abundant flavors and you can have your pick. There are strawberry, mango, greek and other flavors you can savor when you feel a little hungry.
Tip: Be mindful of what you eat before and after yogurt.
Pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack for people who continuously like a little crunch in their munch.
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a convenient and shelf-stable snack to have on hand at work.
Pumpkin seeds have 180 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 15% of the daily value for iron, and 14 grams of satisfying fat, the majority of which is heart-healthy unsaturated fats. They're also abundant in zinc, which helps the immune system.
Nothing beats the freshness of fruits. If you are feeling a little drowsy post your heavy lunch then a bowl of fresh fruits is the right fix!
Fresh fruit boxes are quickly overtaking free cookies, cake, and pastries as the most popular office snacks, and a stacked office fruit bowl is becoming a familiar sight in corporate kitchens.
We've all been there at 3 p.m cravings. You're more tempted than ever to go for chocolate and sweets as your desires for an unhealthy sugar hit. Fresh seasonal fruit is the best approach to break those unhealthy snacking habits in the office.
Fruits high in fiber, such as apples, pears, and raspberries, make us feel content after eating them, so we're less likely to get hungry and reach for the pastries.
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Choose from a variety of healthy foods that will brighten up your office day!