Put an end
to afternoon slumps and guilty binging on office biscuits and chocolates with
these 10 healthy snack ideas for work.
ahead with your work snacks can help you achieve a nutrient-rich
and well-rounded diet. Keeping to a diet of five small meals/snacks every two-to-three
hours can help you stay satisfied all day, ensure your blood sugar stays
balanced, and increase your metabolism. They can also be conveniently tied into
CELERY AND PEANUT BUTTER
Celery can be
a juicy substitute for crackers and is also super antioxidant rich. While
peanut butter may be fairly high in calories, when eaten in moderation it has
been shown to increase HDL (good cholesterol) and reduce LDL (bad cholesterol).
- 1 large celery stick cut into 3-4 smaller sticks
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (32g)
calories, 8g protein, 8g carbohydrates, 16g fat.
COTTAGE CHEESE AND FRUIT
cheese is a protein-rich snack that’s low in calories and is heavily packed
with nutrients. Pair it with fruit for a light, healthy and filling snack. Add
a bit of cinnamon for a sweet kick!
- ½ cup low fat cottage cheese (113g)
- ½ cup packed blueberries and raspberries
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
calories, 14g protein, 3g carbohydrates, 3g fat.
protein-packed, filled with vitamin C and delicious, this snack is perfect for
grazing at your desk while typing away.
- 30g packed raw and unsalted nuts (almonds, cashews,
walnuts) and dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, mango, apricot)
calories, 5.1g protein, 8.9g carbohydrates, 10.7g fat.
ultra-high in protein, a hard-boiled egg is a quick snack that can have long-lasting effects on
your productivity and concentration.
- 1 large hardboiled egg (50g)
calories, 6g protein, .06g carbohydrates, 5g fat.
CARROTS AND HUMMUS
Hummus is an
excellent protein source packed with healthy fats and fibres. Carrots are also potassium
and vitamin rich, making the pair a balanced and filling snack.
- ½ cup of hummus
- 8 baby carrots (150g)
calories, 7.1g protein, 22.4g carbohydrates, 7.5g fat.
GREEK YOGURT WITH BLUEBERRIES, WALNUTS AND HONEY
Did you know
that a one cup serving of Greek yogurt has the same amount of protein as a
7-ounce portion of skinless chicken breast? This snack may be a bit heavier on
the calorie side, but it makes for the perfect afternoon snack!
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp Honey
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup blueberries
calories, 18g protein, 18g carbohydrates, 31g fat.
popcorn (i.e. without butter) can provide up to 10-15% of your daily fibre,
which can help keep you going all day! Spice it up with a sprinkle of paprika
for a smoky-infused snack.
- 3 cups of air-popped popcorn without added butter,
salt or oil
calories, 3g protein, 18.6g carbohydrates, 1.1g fat.
EDAMAME WITH SEA SALT
and even more fun to eat, these Japanese delights provide a healthy boost of
fibre, protein and vitamins.
- 1 cup edamame pods
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
calories, 11g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 2.5g fat.
RICE CAKES WITH AVOCADO AND VEGEMITE
A light and
easy snack with an Aussie twist, it brings a fibre-packed punch to your daily
- 2 rice cakes
- 1-3 slices of avocado
- With or without 1 smear of Vegemite (4g)
calories, 6g protein, 41g carbohydrates, 3g fat.
DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED ALMONDS
Who says chocolate
can’t be part of a balanced diet! This snack is antioxidant-rich with plenty of
added protein and healthy fats. Make sure yours have at least 50% total cacao
content to activate that antioxidant goodness.
- ¼ cup dark chocolate covered almonds
calories, 3g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 11g fat.
healthy snacks right for your diet
Everybody needs and craves different nutrients to
complete their balanced diet. Unsure what nutrients suit your lifestyle best? Come talk to our
personal trainers about your body and wellness goals. They’ll be able to
walk you through personalised diet ideas to fit your fitness and wellness