We spend a majority of our days at work so we need to make sure that we’re fuelling ourselves properly! However, it can be very tempting to indulge in the odd snack here and there. We’re here to let you know that snacking doesn’t have to be a bad habit, that’s why we’ve come up with some tips and tricks for healthy work snacks.
Spend a quiet Sunday afternoon baking granola bars
Sunday is a quiet day, perfect for relaxing but also for getting yourself organised. What better way to organise yourself than to bake some delicious and healthy granola bars for work! You can use all sorts of different ingredients, including dried fruit, nuts, honey and even chocolate chips. We love using cherry granola for making healthy snack bars for work because it packs a real punch!
Try to avoid products which are high in refined sugar
Refined sugar is something to be avoided - although it might give you a boost of energy, eating too much of it has been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. However, it’s fair to say that most of us have a sweet tooth. That’s why it’s a good idea to opt for natural alternatives such as honey or maple syrup. Lots of processed foods will be high in refined sugar so keep your eyes peeled.
Keep smoothie ingredients in the work fridge
This one only works if you really trust the people you work with, but the office fridge is there to be used! If you find that you’re always running out of time to pre-prepare snacks, a good trick is to keep some smoothie ingredients in the fridge at work. These can include milk, yoghurt, bananas and other fruit. Add in some granola and you’re good to go!
Resist the temptation to buy goodies
It can sometimes be tempting to skip breakfast but this can lead to unhealthy snacking habits. You end up buying something on the way to work, or on a break, and this is usually just a quick-fix of energy. If you know that you’re going to get hungry, bring a stockpile of snacks with you, rather than buying in a hunger-driven panic. We also recommend bringing a Breakfast Pot on your commute.
Make a healthy eating pledge with a colleague
The best way to form healthy habits is to bring someone along for the journey! It definitely helps to have a healthy snacking buddy - it means you’ll be less likely to cheat and you have someone for moral support.
We hope these tips and ideas have helped you feel inspired to bring healthy snacks for work!
Here at Spoon, we love hearing about new healthy recipes, particularly for snacks and treats. If you’ve made something tasty recently, tag us in your creation on Instagram (@spooncereals) or send it to us for a chance to be featured on our recipe page.