From being caught in an important assignment to working long hours, having healthy snacks by your side can go a long way in keeping your energy and spirits up throughout the day! Here are some healthy yet yummy snacks options that are ideal for your work desk:
Snacking on dry fruits is the perfect way to satisfy your post-lunch sweet craving. They are high on fibre and can fill you up when you’re feeling hungry between meals. Take your pick from dates or dried apricots to get your quota of healthy fat. It is also a smart idea to eat them along with dried nuts or seeds to create a balanced snack.
Seeds are easy to store and don’t make any mess – making them the ideal work time snack. They’re packed with nutritional benefits in the form of protein and don’t add kilos on the weighing scale. Pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds are popular choices among all; you can either eat them by themselves or pair with filling options such as oatmeal, yogurt or toast.
Nothing beats the feeling of starting your day with a hot cup of tea. Switch fried namkeen with perfectly baked rusk biscuits. The breakfast wheat rusks by Modern Foods bring with them the goodness of 100% whole wheat. They are rich in fibre and flavoured with a hint of cinnamon, sesame and saunf to create a balanced taste.
Contrary to what most people think, the benefits of oatmeal extend beyond being a great breakfast snack. Keep packets of instant oatmeal in your desk drawer – all you have to do is mix with water and heat in the microwave for a few minutes. In the cold months, you can also top your oatmeal with cinnamon to enjoy something warm, healthy and filling. Make sure to keep an eye on the flavour of the oatmeal. While unflavoured oatmeal is a healthy snack option, many flavoured options are packed with unhealthy sugars. Apart from oatmeal, you can also keep a jar of oats by your desk.
Gone are the days when you had to curb your chocolate craving and give in to the fear of gaining weight. Cacao is indeed a fantastic source of magnesium, with natural properties that are known to reduce stress. This makes it the ideal choice for a sweet treat (minus the guilt). You can also enjoy dark chocolate with homemade peanut butter, nuts, Greek yogurt or your favourite coffee! However, it is advised to stick to dark chocolate with 70% or higher cacao content.
Roasted chick peas are a great source of protein and nutrition. You can choose from a number of delicious chickpea recipes available online to match your taste and preference. Alternatively, you can also pick a delicious ready to eat option from the store.
From low sugar rusks to delicious dried fruits, there are so many guilt-free options you can choose from. Switch high calorie, fried or sugary junk at work with these delicious yet healthy snacks to stay fuelled throughout the day.