8 healthy snacks

8 HEALTHY SNACKS TO GET YOU THROUGH YOUR WORKING DAY

Bored, nervous, stressed, happy... If you are anything like me, you're always looking for excuses to eat throughout the day. It can be very tempting to go grab a bag of crisps from the vending machine, however having healthy snacks on-hand at the office is key for staying focused and fueled when you need it most. 

These 8 healthy snacks will help keep your energy levels up and your blood sugars stable during your daily slump.

Boiled Egg

Eggs are rich in several nutrients that promote heart health such as betaine and choline. They are also a useful source of Vitamin D which helps to protect bones. They are a great snack to have during the day as they don’t require much effort to prepare and they are a great source of inexpensive, high quality protein, which will help to keep you feeling full for longer.

Berries

Berries are low in calories and extremely nutritious which makes them a great snack choice. Berries are particularly high in Vitamin C and Manganese. Vitamin C is essential for the production of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) which gives you the ability to focus, concentrate and remember… exactly what you need when you’re nodding off during your 3pm meeting. One cup of strawberries provides an astonishing 150% of the RDI for Vitamin C!

8 healthy snacks
8 healthy snacks

Hummus and Vegetables

The Mediterranean diet (which frequently includes hummus ingredients such as chickpeas, olive oil and tahini) has been adopted by many for its anti-inflammatory benefits, and we know that inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases.

If it’s home-made or quality store-bought then hummus is a great healthy snack. Chickpeas are good source of plant-based protein and complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates steadily provide the body with energy and do not cause your blood sugar levels to spike. This will help to keep those mid-afternoon cravings under control.

Nuts

Nuts are inexpensive, easy to store and great for when you are on the go. Besides being packed with protein, nuts contain heart-healthy nutrients such as unsaturated fats and omega 3s which help to lower your bad cholesterol levels. One drawback to nuts is that they're high in calories, so it's important to limit portions to one small handful.

Yogurt

Yogurt, especially the Greek variety is very high in protein and has been shown to influence appetite control and delay the feeling of hunger. Certain types of yogurt also contain probiotics which contribute to a healthy gut by reducing GI disorder symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Many yogurts labelled ‘low fat’ contain high amounts of added sugar. Therefore, it’s important to read the label and choose brands that do not have sugar listed in the ingredient.

Slender Bar

With under 220 calories, no added sugar & 12g of protein the Slender Bar contributes to the maintenance of muscle. They are gluten and nut free with delicious toppings. There are 22 different vitamins and minerals added to the Slender Bars including B6 and B12 which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue! The bars are also full of fibre to help you feel fuller for longer. Shop the New Slender Bars here.

8 healthy snacks

Super Seed Power Bar

Seeds such as sunflower and sesame provide you with a powerful nutritious boost as they contain high levels of Omega 3, a full profile of amino acids plus vitamins A, B, C and E. They are so nutrient dense just a tablespoon or two a day is more than enough. They can be eaten on their own or added to a recipe like this.

Chocolate Protein Bark

Who says you can’t be healthy and eat chocolate? Cocoa has free radical fighting abilities. Free radicals are unbalanced compounds created by cellular processes and environmental toxins. Antioxidants within the cocoa neutralize free radicals and protect against their damage.

Unfortunately for those milk chocolate lovers this does not apply to dairy milk or galaxy bars. The darker the chocolate the more antioxidants, so aim for 80% cocoa and above. View our Chocolate Protein Bark recipe here.

Words by Faye Townsend, Registered Associate Nutritionist and Nutritional Advisor at Protein World.

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8 Healthy Snacks To Get You Through Your Working Day

 

8 HEALTHY SNACKS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WORKING DAY

 

Bored, nervous, stressed, happy... If you are anything like me, you're always looking for excuses to eat throughout the day. It can be very tempting to go grab a bag of crisps from the vending machine, however having healthy snacks on-hand at the office is key for staying focused and fueled when you need it most. 

These 8 healthy snacks will help keep your energy levels up and your blood sugars stable during your daily slump.

Boiled Egg

Eggs are rich in several nutrients that promote heart health such as betaine and choline. They are also a useful source of Vitamin D which helps to protect bones. They are a great snack to have during the day as they don’t require much effort to prepare and they are a great source of inexpensive, high quality protein, which will help to keep you feeling full for longer.

Berries

Berries are low in calories and extremely nutritious which makes them a great snack choice. Berries are particularly high in Vitamin C and Manganese. Vitamin C is essential for the production of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) which gives you the ability to focus, concentrate and remember… exactly what you need when you’re nodding off during your 3pm meeting. One cup of strawberries provides an astonishing 150% of the RDI for Vitamin C!

8 Healthy Snacks To Get You Through Your Working Day
8 Healthy Snacks To Get You Through Your Working Day

 

Hummus and Vegetables

The Mediterranean diet (which frequently includes hummus ingredients such as chickpeas, olive oil and tahini) has been adopted by many for its anti-inflammatory benefits, and we know that inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases.

If it’s home-made or quality store-bought then hummus is a great healthy snack. Chickpeas are good source of plant-based protein and complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates steadily provide the body with energy and do not cause your blood sugar levels to spike. This will help to keep those mid-afternoon cravings under control.

Nuts

Nuts are inexpensive, easy to store and great for when you are on the go. Besides being packed with protein, nuts contain heart-healthy nutrients such as unsaturated fats and omega 3s which help to lower your bad cholesterol levels. One drawback to nuts is that they're high in calories, so it's important to limit portions to one small handful.

Yogurt

Yogurt, especially the Greek variety is very high in protein and has been shown to influence appetite control and delay the feeling of hunger. Certain types of yogurt also contain probiotics which contribute to a healthy gut by reducing GI disorder symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Many yogurts labelled ‘low fat’ contain high amounts of added sugar. Therefore, it’s important to read the label and choose brands that do not have sugar listed in the ingredient.

Slender Bar

With under 220 calories, no added sugar & 12g of protein the Slender Bar contributes to the maintenance of muscle. They are gluten and nut free with delicious toppings. There are 22 different vitamins and minerals added to the Slender Bars including B6 and B12 which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue! The bars are also full of fibre to help you feel fuller for longer. Shop the New Slender Bars here.

8 Healthy Snacks To Get You Through Your Working Day

 

Super Seed Power Bar

Seeds such as sunflower and sesame provide you with a powerful nutritious boost as they contain high levels of Omega 3, a full profile of amino acids plus vitamins A, B, C and E. They are so nutrient dense just a tablespoon or two a day is more than enough. They can be eaten on their own or added to a recipe like this.

Chocolate Protein Bark

Who says you can’t be healthy and eat chocolate? Cocoa has free radical fighting abilities. Free radicals are unbalanced compounds created by cellular processes and environmental toxins. Antioxidants within the cocoa neutralize free radicals and protect against their damage.

Unfortunately for those milk chocolate lovers this does not apply to dairy milk or galaxy bars. The darker the chocolate the more antioxidants, so aim for 80% cocoa and above. View our Chocolate Protein Bark recipe here.

Words by Faye Townsend, Registered Associate Nutritionist and Nutritional Advisor at Protein World.

 

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