Most offices have vending machines or snack baskets in the break room, filled with sodium-heavy, sugary junk food to tempt weary workers when the mid-morning hunger pangs hit. It’s a much better idea to opt for healthy snacks instead — they’re better for you physically, and they tend to keep you fuller for longer periods of time.
Here’s a list of some of the top-selling healthy snacks for offices so you can make the choice that’s best for you.
Fruits are not only healthy, they’re easy to transport and eat (depending on what type of fruit you choose). Apples and bananas, for instance, make the perfect snack at the office; they’re not messy, and they’re easy to eat and dispose of. Dried fruit is another great option — try dried apricot, dried apple or banana, or any other type of dried fruit you prefer.
If you’re able to avoid protein bars that are high in sugar and processed ingredients, you’re getting a great snack that’s worth the money. Protein bars of many types are extremely popular right now, and with good reason — they provide a well-balanced, nutritious snack that is packed with protein to keep you energized throughout the workday.
Yogurt might not be quite as filling as other snacks on this list, but it’s a great option for those looking for a lighter snack that is full of nutrition. Yogurt is known for providing helpful probiotics, which are necessary for good digestive health, but it also offers much more. Yogurt contains plenty of protein for energy, and it offers calcium, potassium and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Nuts are full of healthy fat, fatty acids and protein. Plus, they’re high in fiber — that helps you to feel fuller, sooner. Do your best to find nut snacks that come in smaller package sizes so you don’t go overboard when snacking. Almonds, peanuts, cashews or pistachios are good choices for the office; you can even look for flavored versions if you’re bored with the same old thing.
A healthy trail mix offers a combination of some of the above snack choices — nuts, dried fruits, seeds, etc. Make sure to avoid trail mixes that have a lot of sugary sweeteners, like candy pieces or chocolate.
Healthy, portable, quick to eat and filling — it’s no wonder these snacks are the top-selling choices for office employees!