What healthy snacks do you keep at work?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

LibrarianBride:  I have pumpkin seeds, apples, packets of oatmeal, KIND bars (but many of those have nuts/almonds so you might be out of luck there), and hard-boiled eggs (I keep those in the fridge obviously) on hand as snacks. I also buy those boxes of chicken broth from TJs and drink them around lunch with my salad to feel even more full… not sure if that would work for you – you just pop it in a cup and microwave for a couple minutes. Oh, and on some days, I have watermelon bits in a take-out container – it’s water-heavy (forget the technical name for it) so it keeps you feeling full for a fruit.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

If you don’t like granola bars, try loose granola. Make sure you read the labels to avoid brands with excess sugar.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  missoptimism.
Post # 4
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Helper bee

LibrarianBride:  darn nut allergies! I love almonds, best work snack ever! 

 

Bananas are awesome, you could also try carrot / celery / capsicum sticks with some hummus. A small tub of Greek yoghurt perhaps wouldn’t go astray from a protein perspective. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I keep almonds or pistachios and protein shakes at work.

Post # 6
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296 posts
Helper bee

I bring a little bag of dried edamame with me most days. High in protein and very tasty! I’m not sure if you have access to a fridge or not but I also like to bring carrots and hummus to dip them in. You could even bring a lunch box with an ice pack and that could keep it cool. I also bring organic oatmeal (no sugar added) that I make with almond milk, but that only works if you have access to a microwave!

Post # 8
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224 posts
Helper bee

cottage cheese (I like mine with chopped strawberries, peaches or blueberries.. I doy own chopping but I’ve seen premixed individual servings), Greek yogurt, cheese sticks, carrots/celery/brocolli and hummus. Almond butter, raw foods meal replacer, fruits.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Oops, no fridge does complicates things. Lara bars are a less processed, but so contain high amounts of fruit sugars and well nuts. Dang I would have a hard time in your situation!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not a super health nut, but the snacks I do keep at work are healthier than my normal diet, my office actually purchases the snacks for us [money wise], but we get to pick them out. This is what we keep stocked [I know the nuts you won’t be able to use] :

– honey wheat pretzels

– granola bars

– cottage cheese singles w/ fruit

– individual packages of grapes, celery, apples & carrots

– trail mix [we prefer the tropical kind]

– unsalted cashews

– a big container of mixed nuts

– soft pretzel bites

 

Post # 11
milkcowBee
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

I normally keep fruits (apple with PB, banana, grapes), hard boiled eggs, frozen veggies, raw veggies with ranch/sour cream dip, and cheese sticks around but I don’t think any of those would work for you. Lately I’ve been eating rice cakes (the lightly salted kind that has three ingredients) – they are 35 calories and keep me full for a while, but they aren’t the most delicious snack. I also make kale chips and bring them in. 

Post # 12
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

I normally soend sundays meal preping for the week. Here’s what i have for snacks today

Carrots and Hummus

Mixed Nuts

Sliced cucumbers with lite dressing

Greek yogurt.

I put 5 days worth of breakfat, lunch, and snacks in a drawer in my fridge, every morning, i just grab a bundle and go. 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Apples, string cheese, veggies, hummus, sunflower seeds, frozen steamed broccoli (in the freezer – I add it into whatever leftovers I brought for lunch)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Oh just saw no fridge! I generally don’t keep snacks because I have zero self control when it comes to that. I have literally eaten an entire box of Cheez Its at my desk in less than 2 days!

 

I occasionally keep peanut butter on hand and just eat a spoonful if I feel hungry. Also, I drink a lot of green tea now when I think I want food. Most of the time I find I am just bored, not necessarily hungry, and that helps me have something other than water

Post # 15
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Helper bee

LibrarianBride:  It is definitely a lot harder without access to those things! I used to be a teacher as well and like I said, I would bring a lunch box with an ice pack or two in it and it would keep my carrots and hummus cool. I’m vegan so I don’t eat any yogurt or cheese or anything like that but the lunch box would keep those things cool too if you were interested 🙂

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