Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk

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Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk

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For those of us who work at a desk everyday, we know that office meetings and project deadlines are great for productivity, but can be killer on your stomach. In fact, hungry is never a good feeling to have when you are trying to get stuff done. So for that next conference call that runs into lunch, think ahead and pack up some healthy snacks you can munch on, guilt-free. Not only will your stomach thank you, but your co-workers will too!

Nuts or Nut Butter

Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk

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Protein, vitamins and the healthy fats found in nuts can give you quick, easily-digestible energy when you need it the most. Nuts make the perfect addition to your desk drawer snack pile because most of them can last for months non-refrigerated (almonds being the most stable). Stay away from nut butters with too many preservatives and sugar, and instead opt for the nut butters you can grind yourself at the local health food store. And if you share your space with other people, this is a quick reminder to ask your fellow co-workers if they have a nut-allergy.

Learn how to make your own nut butter here.

Fresh or Dried Fruit

Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk

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Sure, this seems like a given, but fruit is invaluable when it comes to health benefits and ease! Oranges already come quartered and packaged, a quick peel and you’ll feel instantly refreshed. Dried fruit can offer the same health perks but with less worry about spoilage. Keep in mind that dehydrated fruits have had most of their water content removed, so you’ll want to drink lots of fresh water or just choose their water-rich counterparts instead.

Learn how to dry fruit in your oven at home here.

Fresh or Dried Veggies

Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk

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Carrot sticks have always made their way to lunch boxes and for a good reason- they are healthy and quick to eat! Consider pairing raw bell peppers or celery sticks with some handmade hummus for a filling bite. Raid your local health food store for kale chips or seaweed snacks that can provide you with the satisfying crunch of fried foods, without all that fat.

Here’s how to make all the dried vegetables you’d like!

Granola

Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk

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If you have to work through lunch, reach for a bag of granola to give you long-term energy. Packed with micronutrients, a sprouted seed and grain, granola can fill you up while getting your fiber and nutrients for the day. Add granola to your favorite type of milk for a cereal replacement or snack on it dry. Save money and buy in bulk!

Unless you want to make your own granola at home, which you can see how to do here.

Dark Chocolate

Healthy Snacks to Store in Your Desk

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Containing more stimulants than coffee, a serving-size portion of dark chocolate (>70% cocoa) will pep you up instantly. Plus, dark chocolate has been touted as a brain stimulant with other positive health properties. Quality over quantity here, so go for a small organic bar and pair it with a banana for an quick pick-me-up meal.

Here’s a great Dark Chocolate and Orange Macaroons recipe for you!

 
  • jeff walker

    I am in love with this healthy snack. This is the most tastiest snack that I have every tasted in my life.

  • Yes we are sold in health food stores in 20 states. Just go to our web site http://www.tigernutsusa.com and look for the “Store Locator” on the home page and type in your zip code for a store nearest you. If there is not one close enough, you can order at our on-line store, or feel free to e-mail us at nuts@tigernutsusa.com and we will take care of you.

  • Vanessa Londono

    That’s really interesting. Thanks for sharing. Can you find these tiger nuts in grocery stores?

  • Here’s one thing that people don’t
    know when picking snacks to bring at work: if you’re sensitive to
    certain food ingredients then the snack won’t help you stay alert
    and productive in the office. That’s because allergenic foods
    (such as gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, yeast, peanuts, tree nuts, corn,
    fish, and shell fish) can cause brain fog, low moods, and physical
    and mental fatigue. Sugar also causes your energy levels to plummet
    by raising your blood glucose levels dramatically. Insulin then
    tries to get all the excess sugar out of your bloodstream in a hurry,
    causing an abrupt drop in energy.

    There’s this seriously healthy snack that’s becoming more popular among the health-conscious crowd. They’re called tiger nuts, but they’re a prehistoric tuber (not a
    nut) that tastes like coconut. They are wonderful eaten alone, as tiger nuts are high in fiber and nutrients, but low in fat with an equally low glycemic index. Tiger Nuts are also certified organic and allergen-free. In fact our snack is listed at
    http://www.snacksafely.com as one of the Snack Safely Association’s recommended non-reactive foods. Stock up on Tiger Nuts now by visiting http://www.tigernutsusa.com or a fine health store in your area.