Jan 11

When its cold outside and you can’t cook as healthy as you would like to in the office, it is easy to grab a high calorie meal or snack to help you get through the day. But, you are missing out on high energy levels from healthier foods that will boost both your mood and performance.

Replace your chocolate bar or packet of crisps with one of these healthy and rewarding snacks.

Almonds:

Almonds are a great source of protein and healthy fat that is satisfying. They have the highest rate of proteins when compared to other nuts and are rich in Vitamin E. Eat 20 almonds on a daily basis get the full benefits.

Low-fat Popcorn:

This low-calorie snack will satisfy your craving for something salty and crunchy, and it’s also a good source of fibre.

Fresh Fruit:

Fruits are packed with vitamins and minerals, and are full of great natural sweetness. They are also a great source of antioxidants needed for a stronger immune system and a better performance at work.

Dried Fruit:

Fresh fruit is always a great snack option but if you want to mix things up, try dried apricots, raisins, apples, or bananas. These snacks are sweet, chewy, high in fibre, and high in potassium.

Protein Bar:

Be careful with these! Some protein bars are packed with calories. Check the ingredients and make sure the one you pick has fruit, nuts, and fewer than 200 calories.

Pretzels:

Though they’re salty, pretzels are low in fat and give you some carbs to hold you over until lunch or dinner.

Tomato Juice:

Sometimes when you think you are hungry or crave sugar, you are actually thirsty, next time this happens, try drinking a can of low sodium tomato or vegetable juice.

Greek Yogurt:

Greek Yogurt is perfect for the sweet tooth. With little to no saturated fat, high calcium and high in protein, you are getting more than just great taste from a greek yogurt. Don’t forget, for more flavour add as much fruit as you want!