Whether you work from home, in an office, or somewhere where you’re running around all day, it’s a great idea to keep a handful of healthy snacks at your desk or in your bag to grab whenever you’re feeling a little peckish.
I always bring my own lunch and snacks to work because it’s less expensive and I’m more likely to make healthier choices that way (although sometimes I cave and get the pumpkin bread from the cafe near work – it’s ahmazing). Here are some ideas to make your desk the healthiest, most delicious place in the office:
Nuts & Seeds
These are some of the best snacks to keep at your desk because they don’t go bad easily and they’ll keep you full between meals. Almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, and pumpkin seeds are some of my favorites. Stick to unsalted varieties, although dark chocolate-covered almonds are fine in my books ;)
The types of dried fruit you can find are endless which means you’ll never get bored. Stock up on one or more packets of dried pineapple, mango, apricots, raisins, cranberries, apple, goji berries, figs, dates, berries, coconut, etc. Stick to unsulphured and no added sugar varieties.
Instead of having a candy bowl at your desk, why not have a fruit bowl? Apples, bananas, pears, avocado, cherries, and peaches are great options that don’t really need refrigerating.
Rice Crackers / Ezekiel Bread
I like to spread avocado on rice crackers or Ezekiel bread with some lime juice and Himalayan sea salt on top. Another option is to top either with some almond butter, banana, honey, and cinnamon.
I loooove the zesty nacho kale chips from Trader Joe’s because they’re delicious and they come in a handy snack-sized bag. Most grocery stores sell kale chips these days. You could also make your own and bring them to work, like these chocolatey ones.
Chocolate Chips or Dark Chocolate
We all have those days when we need a chocolatey pick-me-up, and it’s better to have some relatively healthy options at your desk rather than having to buy whatever’s at the cafe. Theo’s Chocolate is my go-to because it’s delish and local to me!
Not a snack per se, but I always have tea at my desk to sip throughout the day. My favorites are Blueberry Green Tea, peppermint, English breakfast, and chamomile.
Lemon, lime, cinnamon, honey, and chia seeds are all great for adding some variety and flavor to your snacks. If you have a fridge at work, you could also keep things like almond milk, nut butters, and coconut water in there.
Here are a few ideas for combining those snacks you’ve got stashed at your desk!
- Dates + Almond Butter + Cinnamon
- Rice Crackers + Avocado + Lime Juice
- Ezekiel Bread + Almond Butter + Banana + Honey + Cinnamon
- Coconut Water + Chia Seeds = Chia Fresca
- Pumpkin Seeds + Goji Berries + Chocolate Chips
- Apple + Almond Butter + Cinnamon + Honey
- Almonds + Sunflower Seeds + Dried Strawberries + Banana Chips
- Almonds + Chocolate Chips
- Green Tea + Chia Drink
What snacks do you like to keep at your desk?
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