I’m a self confessed snackaholic. For the people who stick to their 3 solid meals a day, I salute you. For me, getting through a whole day without reaching for a snack is near impossible.
Remember that Pot Noodle ad, “I’m wasting away Sal”? Yep that’s me on the daily.
Luckily these days, there is a huge range of desk friendly snacks that aren’t going to end up mushed at the end of your bag – hello 3 day old banana.
Experts actually encourage snacking as long as you are doing it in the right way. It’s proven that it can keep energy levels up throughout the day, and avoiding that 3pm slump that can hit us like a bulldozer.
The trick is to choose a snack that is healthy (obviously), between 100-200 calories, and do aim to eat your snack about halfway between meals to keep those energy levels buzzing!
With the abundance of simple, healthy snack recipes available today, you don’t even have to buy the less healthy shop versions. Suzy Homemaker eat your heart out.
So where does that leave us then? With plentiful choices, check out our top 3 work desk snack recipes below
But not the regular kind, you would want to opt for dark chocolate for snacking. Aim for a bar that is at least 72% dark chocolate, and try avoiding guzzling the whole bar in one sitting (is what I have to tell myself). Bring 1-2 squares with you and you’re onto a winner.
Or if you feeling adventurous, check out this Dark Chocolate Almond Bar recipe from the “Minimalist Baker”.
As long as it’s a low sugar kind, Granola makes a great work desk snack. Bars are the easiest snack to be lugging around with you. So what we’re really loving at the moment, are the Savoury Granola Bars from Roz Purcell’s “Natural Born Feeder” site. Delicious, easy to make, and perfect for bringing to work. Check out the full recipe here
For the nuttier among us.
This is usually a mixture of granola, dried fruit, nuts and depending what mood you’re in, chocolate. But again, keep it dark. This is super easy to make, and for bringing into work. Just pop a portion (usually a handful) into a sandwich bag and you’re good to go. I could graze on these ALL day.
Here’s one of our favourite recipes for Toasted Almond, Raisin and Coconut Trail Mix, from “Deliciously Ella”.
Final thing to note is, BE PREPARED. If you can spend a few hours on your Sunday prepping for the week ahead, it will be so worth it.
Healthy, filling and will keep you going.