Healthy Office Drawer Snacks
Healthy Snacks - In an office setting, clerks and professionals always have something in their drawers to grab for snacks. Let’s face it most people would go for sweet, salty and high in fat foods. To name a few: chips, cookies, candies, and chocolate bars are on top of the list. Some grabs the phone and calls for a pizza or burger delivery. Eating burger, fries and soda from your favorite fast food chain gives you an estimate of 1000 kcal; this could be a wake up call for everyone. Think twice, if your snacks give you enough nourishment or they just give you high calories with less to zero nutrition. Out of the total calories per day, health professionals would only recommend below 200 kcal for a snack serving.
Here are some Healthy Office Drawer Snack Ideas:
- Dry Roasted Nuts, unsalted (e.g. almonds, cashews, walnuts and pistachios)
- Whole wheat crackers
- Brown rice cakes
- Granola or Cereal bar (choose those that has high fiber and less sugar content)
- Dried Fruits (e.g. dates, apricots, and raisins)
- Instant Oatmeal (choose those that has high fiber and less sugar content)
- Vacuum packed dried vegetable chips
Tips on Having a Healthy and Enjoyable Snack in your Office:
Give yourself a snack-break.
Pause and leave your working table for few minutes just to have your snack. Most employees have their snack while working; being not mindful to what you are eating could lead to overeating and unwanted weight gain. Enjoy every bite, everyone deserves a good break, spend a few minutes of your time to enjoy your snack.
Plan your snacks ahead.
Make a healthy snack list handy and plan for the whole week so you will have enough supply and don’t need to buy elsewhere. Most people today, would go for vendo machines, gor to a convenience store or order from fast food which are usually calorie-laden and packed with salt and/or sugar.
Share you snacks.
Share your healthy snack and encourage others to do the same. This way, you are helping them to eat and lead a healthy life!
Healthy snacking will greatly benefit your body. It will not only keep you energized as you proceed with your office work, but would also give you all the nutrients that your body needs to achieve optimum health. It’s never too late, act now!