Feb
20

Snack Smarter

The best intended diet resolutions can unravel when you’re back at work. Most people take a briefcase to work, but why don’t you accompany it with a soft esky filled with food. When you eat healthy foods, you not only improve your physical health but you’ll help your mind and body deal with stress. The morning and afternoon slump will be a thing of the past.

healthy snacks

 

Green smoothie

Make a double batch in the morning, and what you don’t drink you can take to work in a thermos and have it for morning tea. Add some raw nuts to your smoothies to fill you up for longer.

Boiled eggs

These are great snacks filled with protein and excellent for brain function – 98 per cent of the protein is absorbed by the body.

Berries

Mix blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Have them ready in the fridge washed and in non-leak containers ready to grab and go.

Nut, seed and dried fruit mixes

Keep a glass jar in the pantry with mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruits, and fill a snack zip-lock bag in the morning.

Fruit

Seasonal fruit, cut into pieces in a non-leak container is a great snack throughout the day. I personally prefer bananas, which is possibly the easiest and most satisfying snack you could bring to work.

Dates

If you have a sweet tooth, then fresh dates can take the edge off your craving.

Dips

Hummus with chopped up carrots, cucumbers, celery and zucchini is surprisingly delicious and filling between main meals.

Chocolate

High quality, raw, organic chocolate tastes amazing and can be enjoyed without consuming nasty added chemicals and refined sugar.

Leftovers

Use leftovers to make up a green, leafy salad with cold meat, cold roast sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes and cut up cucumbers.

 

This article has been adapted from the original article posted by nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara in www.changinghabits.com.au

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