Once the clock strikes 4, no matter how elaborate your lunch has been, the hunger pangs start to kick in. At such times, we suggest that your bank on a healthy pantry of your own instead of being impulsive and reaching out for that bar of chocolate. Here are a few healthy snacking options you should load up your locker at work with… absolutely guilt-free!
 

Nuts

Nuts

Swap nuts for all the junk you are tempted to munch on for they are a far healthier choice. Nuts are naturally a high source of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium and are rich in protein and fiber, all of which are great for your health. The off side is that they’re also dense in calories (170 calories per ounce) so make sure you have pre-measured quantities in your office drawer and nibble on, only when hunger strikes.

 

Cereal or oatmeal

Cereal or oatmeal

When you are sunk neck deep in work, chances are you want something warm and comforting for an evening snack. This is when you resort to oatmeal or cereal. Most offices have a supply of milk, which makes this snack even quicker to make. Plus, the fact that it’s rich in fiber and low on calories is perfect if you’ve got a manic week comin up at work.

 

Fruit-feta Bites

Fruit-feta Bites

Fresh fruits, avocados or cucumbers cut and stacked in the refrigerator for snack time can be devoured with feta cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt and even flavoured butter. Not only are these better alternatives for crackers health wise but also taste equally good.

 

Mini pitas with hummus

Mini pitas with hummus

Some mini-pita bread pockets with some fresh homemade hummus is the perfect 6 pm snack that’ll fill you up without killing your appetite for dinner. Hummus is a great source of fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels and proves beneficial for the heart.

 

Granola or protein bars

Granola or protein bars

Protein bars make an ideal office snack for the simple reason that they contain essential macronutrients that support the many structures in your body. Although your protein supplements can come from the various sources like fish, eggs and meats, protein bars loaded in fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 acids are your best option to maintain dietary health at work.

 

Peanut butter

Peanut butter

Peanut butter is the most versatile thing you will have stacked in your office drawer for the simple reason that it teams well with so many food choices. Spread it on crackers, bagels, breads et al or dip cut vegetables in it, either way you will stay satiated for a few hours. Best part being, you can always stack a bottle in the drawer without having to worry about it going bad.