Are snacks healthy? Yes, of course, it can be. Snacks are invariably attached to this ‘bad or unhealthy food’ image. But the truth is there are many healthy snacking options available around us.
Many of us are still continuing the work from home trend. While some are slowly shifting towards the office culture in the new hybrid work model. Be it at home or office, we tend to binge eat snacks while doing our work. Especially in work from home situations, snacks act as major mood boosters. It is vital to keep up your energy levels without compromising on your health. Here we provide seven healthy snacking options for all you office workers. It’s time to munch on without worrying about your health.
Also do try to stock up on all these healthy snacks. It’s time to increase your productivity by maintaining good health and energy level.
Who does not like this lightweight air-popped food? It is inevitably most of our favorite snacks. The most interesting part is, it is healthy too! The popped-up corn kernels have high fiber content. Most importantly they have a low-calorie count. Thus they are a better snack option compared to the sodium rich packeted foods. Also, popcorns have the ability to reduce stressful moods. Hence, give it a try during your work time.
Furthermore, they are antioxidant-rich and gluten-free food. They also act as a great snacking option for weight loss.
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Peanut is also a healthy snacking option to reduce weight. Apart from that, they have numerous benefits for your skin and hair. This wonder snack is also tasty and comes in various delicious varieties. From masala peanuts to salted peanuts one can find a variety of peanut snacks on the supermarket shelves. The more healthier option would be some boiled peanuts that are mildly seasoned or tempered. Boiled peanuts can also be mixed with your veggie salad bowl and snacked. Also, peanut butter is another great snack to have. It is high in omega fatty acids and promotes the level of good cholesterol in our bodies.
Chia Seed Pudding
This fancy and yummy snack can also be eaten as breakfast. It is rich in fibers and antioxidants. Also, it is very simple to make. All you have to do is to soak the chia seed in milk overnight or at least for a couple of hours. Try soaking in coconut milk for an enhanced flavor. You can also top it up with some cut fruits or dry fruits. To make it yummier, you can add vanilla extract, chocolate syrup, or any sweetener. Undoubtedly, this is the most easiest and yummiest snack one could ask for.
Who wouldn’t love a freshly baked cake or bread? The smell of freshly baked food is enough to make anyone drool. Additionally, incorporate fruits like bananas to make this a healthier snack. Bananas are not just nutritious but also act as natural sweeteners in the bread. All you need is milk, flour, and melted butter to go in with your mashed bananas. You can also try banana muffins as a similar alternative.
These types of fruit bread can be refrigerated in an air-tighter container for 2 to 3 days. These proteinous snacks are also travel-friendly snacking options.
Bowl of dried fruits
Every time one thinks of healthy snacks, the first option one could go with is – ‘a bowl full of dried fruit’. A mixture of dried fruits has everything one needs. From omega 3 fatty acids to iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium one can find everything in them. They are the base for healthy skin, hair, and the immune system.
Almonds, cashews, walnuts, raisins, date, pistachios, and apricots are some healthy snacks to consider.
Fruits Salad or Smoothie
What could be healthier than fresh-cut fruits? A bowl of fruit salad is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They can provide instant freshness to your mind and body. They also have various health benefits like providing healthy hair and skin, boosting the immune system, promoting weight loss, etc. For a yummy fruit bowl option, try to mix any berries with apple or pomegranates and add a smitch of citrus juice as a dressing. You can also use watermelons.
If you don’t feel like snacking on a bowl of fresh fruits, then an alternate could be ‘a fruit smoothie’. Make yourself a rich creamy smoothie and sip on it between your work hours.
Chocolates are always instant mood boosters. A well-packed, ready-made dark chocolate is a healthy option for all those lazy snackers. All you have to do is unwrap and munch on it between your work. There is no mixing or seasoning involved here. Dark chocolate decreases body fat and is also high in antioxidants. They also have a very less percentage of milk and sugar content. Thus they make a great healthy snack. It is a must try snack as they are known to release happy chemicals.
Apart from these seven snacks, you can also try other healthy options like boiled veggies and eggs. They not only make a great snack but also a healthy breakfast. For a quick and filling snack, just scramble those eggs in butter and snack it.
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