You’re hard at work and all of a sudden…your stomach is rumbling. It’s the dreaded 3 p.m. snack attack. To keep you from running to the nearest vending machine every time you feel a stomach growl, we’ve put together a list of five healthy snacks to keep in your office kitchen. So next time a snack attack strikes, you’ll be totally prepared.
Keep a jar of peanut butter stashed in your drawer for an easy snack. Pair it with everything from celery to apples for a fiber-filled, protein-packed treat.
Like peanut butter, hummus has protein, as well as healthy fats and fiber. There are so many yummy hummus flavors to choose from, plus you can put it just about anything and it always tastes delicious.
Popcorn with Parmesan
Thanks to movie theaters drenching it in butter, popcorn has a pretty bad reputation. But it's actually a low-calorie, healthy snack when you take the loads of butter and sodium out of the equation. Bonus: popcorn packs can be stashed virtually anywhere in your office. Just buy plain popcorn and toss it with a bit of Parmesan cheese for a savory midday snack that won't disappoint.
Whole Grain Crackers
The whole grains mean these guys are packed with fiber, which will fill you up. Plus, crackers can be paired with just about anything. Whether you want to get fancy with the toppings (like pairing it with low-fat cottage cheese and thinly sliced canteloupe) or keep it low-key (hummus, or a nut butter are both great toppings), whole grain crackers are a great, easy way to go. Just make sure to keep the serving size in mind—a few crackers is a good snack, but an entire box is not.
To make this insanely filling snack, all you need is water and oats. It doesn't get much simpler than that, huh? Aim for plain oats to avoid all those pesky extra sugars. And for a touch of sweetness, add some berries or raisins to the mix. Or if you're more of a savory-snack person, check out these savory oatmeal mix-ins.
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