Who doesn’t love a good snack?? Like hey, would you like a snack? Why yes, yes I would.
Snacks are great, and in the 9-5 (9-7?) world, food is always around. Bagels in the break room, chips in the vending machine and swedish fish in the socks.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to eat shit. The problem with eating shit (besides that it’s bad for you) is that it’s addictive and it doesn’t fill you up. So you’re still hungry and more likely to eat the whole fridge when you get home. If you come prepared to work with healthy, fulfilling snacks, you’ll feel more energized and less hungry throughout the day.
A good key to remember is to pair carbs with protein. If you’re eating a higher sugar carb like fruit or starchy vegetables, the protein will help slow its digestion so your blood sugar doesn’t sky rocket and give you #diabetes.
So lets take a look at some of our opciones:
1. Veggies + Hummus
Tis the season for raw veggies and some good ol’ #HOOMAS. Red peppers, carrots, and celery are low in calories, refreshing and great to use for dipping. They’re also chock full of vitamins and fiber.
Hummus is made of chickpeas which are packed with magnesium, zinc, and iron-all good stuff that most Americans are missing in their diet. (You can check out my homemade recipe here). They’ve also got a solid amount of fiber and protein to keep you feeling full till dinna time. Plus all the Greeks eat it and they’re doing well.
2. Apple or Banana + NUT BUTTTTAA
If you don’t like nut butter GTFO my blog. Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, coconut butter. All are packed with healthy fats and proteins. Don’t eat the whole jar though or you will get fat and die.
3. KIND Bars (with less than 5 grams of sugar)
Processed foods aren’t the best, but I do love the low glycemic KIND bars when there’s not time to make something. They’re not overly processed, they’re low in sugar and they’re really really good. They come in awesome flavors like Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Caramel Sea Salt, and Madagascar Vanilla. They’re kind of expensive when bought individually- usually $1.50-$2 per bar in a grocery store, but Costco, BJ’s, and Amazon sell big boxes at discounted prices.
4. Organic Greek Yogurt + Fruit or Nuts
Anotha win for #Greece!!! Bitches need it, ey?
Organic greek yogurt is awesome cause it’s packed with protein and little sugar, as long as you buy it plain. You can add your own fruit or nuts for extra flavor. Wallaby Organic is the best brand in my opinion. (Organic greek yogurt comes from cows not fed hormones or antibiotics. Pretty important, but more on that in another post).
I also recommend buying the full fat or partial fat greek yogurt as opposed to no fat. It tastes a lot better, satisfies you more, and you’ll stay fuller longer. But if you’re all worried about KCALS and shit, then you do you sista.
(*If you’re lactose intolerant, try Goats Milk yogurt. It’s the best thing ever and roughly 95.671% of people who are lactose intolerant can have goat’s milk. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods both sell it. )
If you’re not afraid to be weird as fuck at work then just peel an avocado and eat it like an apple while staring at your boss. Tell him you think his hair looks sexy pushed back and ask for a promotion.
6. Homemade Granola
We’re talking fats, proteins, fiber and all around goodness. Pack it in a ziplock and munch all day long! Quick recipe here.
Any other quick snack ideas to take to work?? #LABK