Does it get to 3pm some days only for you to realise you’ve either skipped lunch or survived off multiple coffees to get through the busy stretch? This is a common occurrence and doesn’t do your body any favours. There are some days when a healthy nutritious lunch seems too far fetched as you’re limited for time, but you can still reenergise yourself with a quick, healthy snack.
Try these 8 simple and nutritious work snacks to keep your energised.
Nuts and trail mix
Nuts are the perfect desk companion. Filled with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fibre, a handful of nuts are quick, easy and highly filling. Try making your own trail mix to get a good mixture or choose 1-2 types of nuts as your go-to snack. Almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds are powerful brain boosters and the perfect snack before you dive into a new project.
Grab an apple, banana or handful of berries on the go for a quick pick-me-up and boost of energy. Full of fibre and antioxidants, fresh fruit is the perfect snack for busy people.
Vegetable sticks with hummus
Vegetable sticks with hummus are a simple combination that’s so delicious. Cut carrot and celery the night before and you’ll be glad you did when you dip them into hummus for a lightweight snack that is filled with protein, calcium, iron and fibre.
Greek yoghurt and strawberries
This is a tasty and healthy snack, ideal for when you have a little more time to take a break. The Greek yoghurt is filled with calcium and probiotics to fight inflammation, plus the protein makes you feel fuller for longer. The strawberries are nutrient-rich and packed with vitamin C; the perfect combination for a hungry stomach and busy mind.
Cucumber boats with ricotta and sea salt
Keep these items in your office fridge as this yummy snack takes just a minute to prep. Cut long cucumber slices and empty the seeds out, filling with ricotta cheese and a light sprinkle of sea salt and/or ground pepper.
Prepare your week ahead on a Sunday by making these delicious and healthy snacks. A protein ball is the perfect on-the-go snack, protein rich and tasty too.
Wholegrain crackers with low-fat tzatziki
Keep wholegrain crackers and low fat tzatziki at work for a simple and easy snack that gives you a carbohydrate boost of energy for a busy afternoon ahead.
Often we can confuse hunger for thirst, so an easy snack is a fresh vegetable juice. Juice shops are popping up all over the place; it’s a nutrient dense snack that will give you a hit of fresh vegetables fast plus you’ll get outside for a few minutes! Try carrot, celery, spinach and ginger for an afternoon energiser.
Boosting your energy and keeping yourself healthy during busy times doesn’t have to be hard. Start implementing these nutritious energising snacks during the workday and you’ll notice a clearer mind and stronger body in no time.