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With an influx of impatient clients, unnecessary meetings, and irritable bosses, it can hard getting through the workday without a pick-me-up in the afternoon. That’s why it’s important to have healthy snacks on hand so you don’t turn into a hangry employee who storms out in a huff. A healthy snack can help keep your blood sugar levels stable and give you the energy needed to make it until 5 p.m.
How to Make Snacks for Work
When it comes to making snacks for work, storage is key. While you could always turn to prepackaged snacks, making your own is healthier and more nutritious. Plus, it’s relatively easy to find healthy options that keep well in your desk. Look for dehydrated goodies, like veggie chips, banana chips, seaweed snacks, dried fruit, granola, and more. These keep well in an airtight container at room temperature.
If you have a refrigerator at your office, you have even more options for snacks. Think egg muffins, chia pudding, Greek yogurt, cheese sticks, and so much more. Just be sure to label your snacks with your name so they’re not swiped by another hungry coworker.
Top 10 Snacks for Work
If you’re in search of a few great snacks for work, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered up ten amazing snacks you can keep at your desk or in the office refrigerator for those times when hunger strikes.
This fruit salad is just what you need to elevate your work day. It’s packed with pineapple, grapes, honeydew, and strawberries for a delicious combination that’s completely satisfying. Plus, it’s made for you at your local Edible Arrangements® store, so all you need to do is stop by and pick it up.
If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat at the office, turn to this fruit box. It’s packed with strawberries and apples dipped in semisweet chocolate and bananas dipped in a combination of semisweet and white chocolate. Just head to your local Edible Arrangements® store and pick one up – or maybe a few, if you’re inclined to share.
3. Beef Jerky
This beef jerky is so easy to make ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator at your office. You can make it using a dehydrator or a regular oven, and it requires just a few simple ingredients for the marinade. It stays fresh for up to a month in the refrigerator.
Roasted chickpeas are packed with protein and hearty goodness. Plus, they’re crunchy and keep well right at your desk. To make these tasty treats, toss them with a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of sea salt, bake in the oven until crispy, and top with your favorite spices. Delish!
Granola is another great snack option you can keep right at your desk. This recipe is made with oats, pecans, sunflower seeds, maple syrup, sea salt, and cranberries. Or, you can swap in your favorite ingredients to make it your own.
These crunchy chips are completely delicious — and completely healthy. Made from sliced beets, zucchini, carrots, sweet potato, and more, they offer a complete serving of veggies. Plus, with just a spritz of oil added before baking, they’re just the right amount of crispy and crunchy.
7. Egg Muffins
These muffins are just as great as a healthy breakfast as they are a snack. Just make them ahead of time, keep them in the office refrigerator, and heat them up in the microwave when needed. Made with eggs, bacon, spinach, and cheese, they provide the perfect mid-day pick-me-up.
Seaweed snacks are a healthy treat packed with nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iodine. Plus, they’re completely irresistible for snacking. Just top with oil and salt and bake in the oven until crispy.
Not all offices have freezers, but if yours does, you can enjoy this energy-boosting frozen yogurt bark to get you through a grueling afternoon. It’s made with Greek yogurt sweetened with a little bit of honey and topped with delectable chocolate chips, strawberries, and coconut.
This healthy, easy, and filling snack is made with just three ingredients: chia seeds, milk, and a sweetener of choice. Plus, you can keep it in the refrigerator at your office for when you’re in need of tasty snack to get you through the workday.
These delicious snacks will help you get through even the toughest workday. Plus, they’re all super nutritious so you won’t be compromising on your healthy lifestyle goals.