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DESK SNACKS TO HELP AVOID TEMPTATION

DESK SNACKS TO HELP AVOID TEMPTATION

Mon Dec 17 2018

When it comes to working in an office environment, I know only too well that there is a lot of temptation when it comes to snacking. Someone always brings in cakes and sweets for Birthday’s, Easter, Christmas and many more other occasions. In fact, I remember when I turned 18, the tradition was to buy everyone on your team a cream cake. Now it’s about Krispy Kreme doughnuts. How times have changed but we need to break that circle.

Here are some healthy snacks that you can prepare and take with you so that you don’t overindulge this time of year:

 1. Unsalted popcorn

2. Dark chocolate

3. Roasted chickpeas (Chilli, Paprika, Black Pepper, Herbs)

4.  Medjool dates and almonds

5. Carrots, peppers, grapes, celery and hummus

6. Piece of fruit with a handful of nuts

7. Natural yoghurt homemade granola and berries

8. Homemade Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Porridge and blueberry pancakes

9. Rice Cakes / Nut butter

10. Apple and Nut butter

11. Green Shake (Spinach, Kiwi, Kale, Pear, Almond Milk or water, pumpkin seeds,  chia seeds etc)

12. Homemade granola bars (No sugar, loaded with seeds and nuts)

13. Boiled eggs

14. Wholegrain pitta, peanut butter and banana or strawberries

15. Egg, Ham, Pepper and Cheese Muffin

16. Dried fruit such as apricot, mango, banana and walnuts or brazil nuts

17. Pistachio’s and almonds

18. Sliced peach and cottage cheese

19. Slice of wholegrain bread with half avocado

20. Oat Cake and black olives

NOTE: Where it states dried fruit or nuts, make sure it’s a small handful of nuts. Likewise, peanut butter and nut butters can add calories, so small amounts work best.

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