Office Snacking 101
On an average work day, we sit at our desks for about 8 -10 hours. We have tight deadlines, a sedentary and hectic lifestyles where we have erratic travel schedules and are forced to eat what we can, where we can. Going to the gym for a solid workout seems like a distant dream and we mindlessly snack on junk while we’re working on those tight deadlines.
What we can do, however, is create a healthy meal routine. Make sure we cut out the mindless snacking, eat food that increases our metabolism and ensure that we get the right nutrition.
Here are 5 snacks that are easy to carry and store at work and are healthy options too.
Dry fruits and nuts: These are easy enough to carry to work and you can even store them in your desk. Dry fruits like figs, apricots, prunes, provide energy during a hectic day at work and a good source of micronutrients like iron. Nuts like almonds and walnuts are rich in antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which help lower cholesterol levels and improve skin health.
Fruit: If you’re in a rush to get to work, grab a fruit on your way out and get your mid-morning snack sorted. There’s a lot of variety to choose from when it comes to fruits and eating different ones ensures that you ingest a wide array of nutrients like Vitamin C, Magnesium, Iron and many more.
Granola bars: Snacking on granola bars which do not contain a lot of added sugar is a healthy option. They are rich in fibre which helps keep the digestive system healthy.
Crackers: Crackers made of wheat and rye are great snack options for the office. They contain Vitamin B which improves metabolism and also have fibre which is beneficial to the digestive system.
Yoghurt: A refreshing snack that you can enjoy at work, yoghurt has healthy doses of protein and calcium which is essential for women to maintain bones and prevent osteoporosis.