Snacking through the day is just about as important as meals. It keeps your metabolism going at a steady rate, and prevents “crashing.” The choices you make are especially important, as it’s so easy to go for the vending machine or drive through for what you crave. Here are 5 of our favorite healthy snacks that are both tasty and satisfying.
Edamame is incredibly delicious, whether hot or cold. As a bonus, you can buy them in steamable bags in the frozen section of your grocery store if you’re not up for much prep work. Either steam the bag in the office microwave, or cook them at home and bring to work cold. One serving boasts 8 g. of fiber, 17 g. of protein, and only 189 calories.
Of course we had to put almonds in here, they’re so delicious! Have them however you prefer, whether raw or roasted, salted or plain. They’re great for your heart and are a great mood booster. 1 cup has a WHOPPING 30 g. of protein, 18 g. of fiber, and 132 calories.
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3. Celery and Peanut Butter
Celery consists of 75% water. The energy your body requires to process them actually burns more calories than they have. Peanut Butter lowers your risk of diabetes and heart disease, and is a great energy booster. 1 stalk of celery with 2 tbsp. of peanut butter has 8 g. protein, 3 g. of fiber, and has 195 calories.
4. Fiber One Bars
This is perhaps the easiest one, as it’s pre-made and packaged for you! Any of the flavors are excellent, however our favorite is the Chocolate Caramel and Pretzel bars. They don’t provide enough protein worth mentioning, however they do have 5 g. of fiber and are only 90 calories each.
5. Hummus and Carrots
Do you love hummus like we do? Of course you do! It’s delicious, and a far better alternative to most dip choices (looking at you, ranch!) 1/4 cup of hummus and 4 celery sticks will give you 5 g. of fiber, 4 g. of protein, and is only 100 calories.
Do you have a favorite office snack? Let us know!