Stomach grumbling an hour after lunch? You’re not alone. We put together a list of our favorite healthy desktop snacks to bring to work this week.
A key tip we’ve learned from our Exubrancy nutritionists is that you always want to match - if you’re going to eat something with sugar in it, pair it with something that has protein in order to avoid spikes and keep sugar levels stable. It’s easier than it sounds!
Apples and Almond Butter
This is a classic go-to snack. Hummus is rich in protein and works to help curb those mid-afternoon cravings. Studies also show that its chickpea base may reduce cholesterol.
Avocados are a great source of potassium and fiber that will keep you full and focused. Cut one in half and eat it with a spoon or our favorite - mash it onto a piece of whole wheat toast and drizzle a little olive oil, salt, and pepper on top.
Got a sweet tooth? Indulge with some fresh berries. Their natural sweetness will satisfy your sugar craving and leave you with no regrets. Better yet - pair them with a handful of raw pistachios.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Make a few of these at a time and keep them in a bowl in your fridge to grab & go. Throw one on top of your salad or just eat it plain! It’s a great way to make sure you sneak protein into your daily diet.
Sugar Snap Peas
In the mood to crunch on something? Instead of reaching for that bag of potato chips, grab a handful of raw sugar snap peas. They’re filled with Vitamin C and are very refreshing!
Mary's Gone Crackers and Cheese
In moderation, this can be a great healthy snack option. Mary’s Gone Super Seed crackers are our favorite go-to cracker - made of brown rice, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Health coach Dorit Jaffe recommends a non cow-based cheese, like goat cheese, to pair them with. You can even top it off with a sliced cucumber!