8 Healthy Snacks To Take To Work That Will Help You Crush Your Fitness Goals
We all know how hard healthy eating is - especially at work! Whether your office is filled with tempting goodies donated by your fellow coworkers, or (if you work remotely, like me!) if it’s just waaaaay too close to your ACTUAL kitchen, I know how difficult it can be to stay focused on your goals when the easiest thing available isn’t always the best choice for you. Trust me!!
So, today I'm going to help you change that!
As a soon-to-be Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I know how important that mid-work day snack can be. That’s why I’ve put together a list of my 8 favourite healthy snacks you can easily prep in advance and take with you to work. These snacks not only taste great, but they’re also filled with good-for-you, nutrient-rich ingredients that will help you achieve your fitness and health goals. That way, you’ll have something yummy to snack on to prevent you from being tempted to grab anything else!
DO-IT-YOURSELF BISTRO BOX
This is one of my favourite ways to bring a variety of healthy snacks along with me wherever I go! Not only will it be faster, fresher & cheaper than the classic Starbucks alternative, but you can also add whatever ingredients you're feeling (or whatever you have available) for an endless amount of variety. Get the full recipe & details here!
CHOCOLATE, PB + COCONUT PROTEIN BALLS
These are the perfect desk-side companions! They’re SUPER easy to make and packed with lots of protein & healthy fats to keep you satisfied for long periods of time. They're also 100% naturally sweetened (from the medjool dates!), making it a MUCH better alternative to grabbing store-bought energy bars or the equivalent at a local grocery store. Grab the full recipe here!
HEALTHY 3-INGREDIENT SNICKERS BARS
Wanna reward yourself after plugging away at work for most of the day, but don’t want to break the calorie bank? Well… this is the recipe for you! This is literally the EASIEST way to satisfy that candy bar craving with three simple, healthy(ish) ingredients for about 100 calories per serving. Yup, that's all! Just 3 delicious ingredients, a bit of freezing time, and you've got yourself a healthy version of everyone's fave candy bar that you can take with you to work - just in time for that 3pm sweet tooth craving! Get all the deets here.
PB&J PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
This is one of my favourite protein shake recipes! I make this protein shake AT LEAST once a week, and it never fails to satisfy. It tastes JUST as good as the sandwich (if not better, actually!), so if you’re a fan of PB&Js like I am, then you’ll absolutely love this one. Try whipping this up after a workout, or blending it up in the mornings to take with you to work! Grab all the details via this recipe here!
GREEK YOGURT & BERRY BOWL
If you have a hard time getting in enough protein while at work, this Greek yogurt bowl is your go-to! It’s so simple to prep in advance, easy to pack and take with you, and is loaded with the right combination of protein to keep you full, antioxidant-rich berries to keep you alert and energetic, and healthy fats to keep your brain productive and focused. Get the recipe & details here!
EASY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS
Need a simple recipe that’s low carb, easy to make, and totally meal-preppable? This Roasted Cauliflower Hummus recipe is totally for you! I love making this recipe in bulk, then spooning a portion out into a small storage container to take along with some fresh veggies. That way, I have the perfect, crunchy & flavourful snack available to me whether I’m hungry at my desk, running to my next meeting, or taking a well-deserved break. Recipe available here!
HEALTHY MORNING GLORY MUFFINS
These muffins are packed with so many incredible energy-boosting ingredients - like carrots and banana and coconut and cranberries - that they’re kinda like an even better tasting granola bar. Because, let’s be honest, eating nutrient-dense, healthy meals should never equal BORING. And these Morning Glory Muffins are far from boring! Get the recipe here and take a couple with you to your next work meeting!
PROTEIN CHIA PUDDING
Okay, this chia pudding absolutely changed the game for me. It’s super easy to make (all you need is a blender!), and works great as a quick breakfast on the go, or snack when you’re feeling like indulging but don’t actually want to spare the extra calories. Plus, you won't even believe this is 34 grams of protein per bowl. I'll be honest, this might just be the best pudding I've ever had - let alone protein pudding. Grab the recipe here! (Or, click here for a Vanilla version!)
Tell me - which of these healthy snacks are you going to take with you to work next? Let me know your faves in the comments below!
With love and wellness
LARISSA NICOLE | Transformation & Wellness Coach