Being healthy and full throughout a work day is key, but whether you are looking to drop a few pounds or maintain your current weight, stocking up on essential healthy snacks for those long work days can be essential. Food is fuel and a lot of fuel is required to power your brain at work, so giving your body quality nutrition will increase energy levels, helping you feel more productive, and also stave off fatty and sugary cravings.

But which healthy snacks could you get for your day?

Fresh Fruit Snacks

You can’t go wrong with fresh fruit at the office! Put your favourite sliced fruits and berries together in a beautiful salad for the office fridge, so you can scoop out the perfect portion to enjoy all week long.

Snack Bars

If you’re having a sweet attack and are looking for a healthy “bar” that isn’t loaded with sugar, reach for one that is all natural.

Mini Pitas with Hummus

Use mini pita pockets to scoop up creamy hummus. Whether you make your own hummus or choose a favorite brand at the grocery store, hummus is made from chickpeas, a great source of soluble fiber. This soluble fiber helps to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Pair one serving of hummus, 2 tablespoons, with 3 mini pita rounds for a 150 calorie snack.

Popcorn

With popcorn, avoid the buttery, salty microwaved bags at the office. Snack freely by air-popping your own at home, and bring it in for a special snack.

Dried Fruit

Fresh fruit is always a great snack option, but if you want to mix things up, try dried apricots, raisins, apples, or bananas. These snacks are sweet, chewy, high in fiber, and high in potassium.

Protein Bar

You need to be careful with many protein bars, some bars are packed with calories. Check the ingredients and make sure the one you pick has fruit, nuts, and fewer than 200 calories.

Rice Cakes

Rice cakes are great because they are low calorie and come in different flavours.

Yogurt & Greek Yogurt

Many yogurts are made using “good bacteria,” which is great for your digestive tract. Yogurt also contains probiotics, and offers protein, calcium, vitamins, potassium, and magnesium.