Healthy snacks at work don’t seem to exist unless you take your own. I’ve worked with brands in the sports industry and still been offered a tempting array of sugary treats with my coffee. (Some of these brands definitely don’t practice what they preach!)
It’s hard to hold out when there’s a slice of homemade chocolate cake just an arm’s length away. If you want to stick to your healthy eating regime for weight loss, I suggest you start taking your own healthy snacks to work.
Why You Need Healthy Snacks
Hunger is the downfall of any eating plan. I’m not going to talk diets as I don’t believe they work. Instead I’m a believer in cutting out the junk and empty calories.
If you’re really hungry, it takes an enormous amount of will power to hold out against temptation. This is why you need healthy snacks at work. Something you can reach for to take the edge off a ravenous appetite.
It’s always better to reach for a handful of nuts, an apple or some carrot sticks than gulp down the office cake. Avoiding temptation at work comes down to being prepared.
Healthy Snacks Don’t Have To Be Boring
If you’re organised and willing to prepare fresh healthy snacks for work every day, there are unlimited possibilities. It’s just down to whatever you can reasonably fit into your tupperware box.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Hard boiled eggs
- Bell peppers and guacamole
- Rice Cakes with avocado
- Apples and peanut butter
- Plain yogurt and blueberries
- Cucumber and carrot sticks
- Handfuls of berries
- A few pieces of dark chocolate (if you’re a chocoholic)
- Plain oatmeal pouches
- Celery sticks and cottage cheese
- Brie and grapes
Healthy Snacks You Can Leave In The Office
The most foolproof way to stick to healthy snacks at work is to make sure you keep a supply of long lasting snacks in your office drawer.
Here are some ideas for healthy long lasting snacks you can easily eat at your desk:
- Cashew nuts
- Low sodium jerky
- Homemade granola
- Roasted chickpeas
- Baked veggie chips
- Homemade energy balls
- Seaweed snacks
- Rice cakes
It’s better to plan ahead and have healthy snacks at work to alleviate hunger than blow all you good intentions when temptation strikes. Just remember, if you do succumb to temptation with one careless piece of chocolate cake, it’s not a reason to abandon all your healthy plans. You can always make amends.