When it comes to working in an office environment, I know only too well that there is a lot of temptation when it comes to snacking. Someone always brings in cakes and sweets for Birthday’s, Easter, Christmas and many more other occasions. In fact, I remember when I turned 18, the tradition was to buy everyone on your team a cream cake. Now it’s about Krispy Kreme doughnuts. How times have changed but we need to break that circle.
Here are some healthy snacks that you can prepare and take with you so that you don’t overindulge this time of year:
Roasted chickpeas (Chilli, Paprika, Black Pepper, Herbs)
Medjool dates and almonds
Carrots, peppers, grapes, celery and hummus
Piece of fruit with a handful of nuts
Natural yoghurt homemade granola and berries
Homemade Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Porridge and blueberry pancakes
Rice Cakes / Nut butter
Apple and Nut butter
Green Shake (Spinach, Kiwi, Kale, Pear, Almond Milk or water, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds etc)
Homemade granola bars (No sugar, loaded with seeds and nuts)
Wholegrain pitta, peanut butter and banana or strawberries
Egg, Ham, Pepper and Cheese Muffin
Dried fruit such as apricot, mango, banana and walnuts or brazil nuts
Pistachio’s and almonds
Sliced peach and cottage cheese
Slice of wholegrain bread with half avocado
Oat Cake and black olives
NOTE: Where it states dried fruit or nuts, make sure it’s a small handful of nuts. Likewise, peanut butter and nut butters can add calories, so small amounts work best.
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