20 Snacks to Munch on At Work
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It’s ten in the morning or maybe around three in the afternoon on a busy workday and suddenly the hunger pangs hit you. Don’t reach for diet trap foods like protein or energy bars that can have up to 300 calories for just one bar. Instead, pick these foolproof healthy snacks that will satisfy your cravings but won’t sabotage your diet.
Ideally, you should keep snacks under 125 calories or slightly more.
- Hard-boiled egg - One large hard-boiled egg has 78 calories and 6 grams of protein. That’s enough protein to keep you full till lunch time or dinner. If you need more, add a serving of baby carrots.
- Baby carrots - One serving of baby carrots (8 baby carrots) totals to 30 calories (1 baby carrot has 4 calories).
- Apple slices - One medium sized apple has around 95 calories and 4.4 grams of dietary fiber. Plus, apples make great mid-morning snacks because they contain 13 grams of natural sugar. These sugars have a similar effect to caffeine without the jitters and jolts.
- Popcorn - Choose plain air-popped popcorn with just 92 calories for a 3-cup serving. It has 2.9 grams of protein, 18.7 grams of carbohydrates and 3.6 grams of fiber.
- Hummus with carrots or celery - It’s a little over the 100 calorie limit at 150 calories for 1 cup of hummus but you get 7 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 19 grams of carbohydrates. Chickpeas are also a rich source of B vitamins, manganese and other nutrients.
- Pistachios – Just 29 pistachios have around 99 calories. They have 10 grams of fiber and they’re rich in vitamin B6, Iron, and magnesium.
- Frozen yoghurt – A half cup of frozen vanilla yogurt hast 114 calories and makes for a great treat if you’re craving something creamy.
- Almonds – Just 14 almonds have 98 calories and are rich in calcium, magnesium and iron.
- Banana – One ripe medium-sized banana has 105 calories with 3.1 grams of fiber and 27 grams of carbohydrates.
- Pumpkin seeds – One ounce of pumpkin seeds has 126 calories and 5 grams of dietary fiber. They’re also a good source of folate, niacin, zinc, manganese, and riboflavin.
- Blueberries – One cup of blueberries has 85 calories and 3.6 grams of fiber. Blueberries also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants that help fight off diseases.
- Dark chocolate – One ounce of dark chocolate has 155 calories. A bit over the limit but are a great source of iron and magnesium. Plus, it’s a great fix if you’re craving for something chocolate and creamy.
- Apple chips – One half cup of dehydrated and unsweetened apple chips has 90 calories and 4 grams of dietary fiber.
- Granola – One bar or about 1 ounce of granola has 132 calories and 1.5 grams of fiber.
- Whole wheat mini pretzels – One ounce of whole wheat mini pretzels has 119 calories and 2 grams of protein.
- Fruit salad – One cup of canned fruit salad has 125 calories while a cup of fresh fruit salad with a mixture of fruits comes in under 80 calories.
- Watermelon – One cup of diced watermelon has 46 calories and makes for a great summer snack. Add a tablespoon of honey for 64 calories and additional sweetness.
- Multigrain Rye crackers – Four multigrain rye cracker has 92 calories, 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of dietary fiber.
- 100-calorie snack packs – While not the healthiest of options, these 100-calorie snack packs can satisfy your craving for junk food. Though we would recommend them only when you really need the junk food fix.
- A glass of Simply Slender drink – One 8-ounce glass of Simply Slender has just 50 calories and is rich with Vitamin A, C, D, E and B complex vitamins. You can even add one cup of sliced apple for a total of 107 calories.
These are just some of the foods you can reach for the next time you nosh. So snack responsibly and remember to drink a glass of water or a glass of Simply Slender drink before. Are you ready to take the Simply Slender 48 Hour Detox Challenge? Get Simply Slender today!
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