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12 Healthy Snacks to Take to Work


By Sarah Parker Ward

Work is a daily blur of non-stop meetings and emails sandwiched, no pun intended, between tiring commutes and kid drop-offs and pickups, if you’ve got little ones. No wonder eating healthy at work takes a back seat to getting things done – but it doesn’t have to. These simple, easy-to-make snacks are the perfect on-the-go solution to helping you eat right. With a little planning and a good grocery shop the week before, you can keep your desk packed with tasty, healthy treats that will get you through your workday feeling great.

No. 1: Kale chips

Kale Chips

Sprinkle raw kale with some olive oil and salt, and bake at 375 for 10 minutes to make your own. (Tip: Check your teeth after.)


No. 2: Trail mix

Trail Mix

Toss seeds, nuts and dried fruit into a bag and you’re ready to go! These protein packs will fill you up without bloating and will keep hunger away.


No. 3: Apple and cheese slices


Enjoy this crisp and tangy snack and take a deep, refreshing breath and you’ll feel like you’re chowing down at a cafe in Paris.


No. 4: Hummus and veggies

Veggies and hummus

Packed with filling protein and yummy vitamins, this winning combo will fill you up healthfully. 


No. 5: Protein bars

Protein Bars

Find a favorite and stock up!


No. 6: Hard-boiled eggs

Hard-boiled egg

Peel it before you leave for work to keep it simple – and go easy on the salt.


No. 7: Low-fat popcorn


A whopping 3.5 cups are a mere 100 calories, meaning you can snack like they’re potato chips, but enjoy the healthy perks of a high-fiber veggie.


No. 8: Oatmeal


A perfect cold-weather comfort food, oatmeal is low in calories and high in fiber, which is great for digestion and your heart.


No. 9: Guacamole with bean chips

Chips and Guac

Skip the traditional tortilla chips in favor of protein-packed bean-based alternatives, and rely on fresh guacamole for lots of good fats.


No. 10: Smoothies


Toss some fruit, ground flax seed, yogurt and orange juice into a blender first thing in the morning and leave in your office fridge until it’s snack time.


No. 11: Rice cakes + Nut Butter

Rice Cakes

Cashew or almond butter are great flavor alternatives to the standby of peanut butter, and rice cakes have minimal calories, while also being gluten-free.


No. 12: Roasted edamame

Roasted Edamame

Also known as a power food, these baby soybeans bring a healthy serving of protein, fiber and antioxidants your way. Plus, they’re available in many flavors.

Getting through the workday can be tough, but finding snacks that are healthy and portable is easy. Pick out five of these go-to office snacks at the start of each week, so you have a healthy, satisfying solution every day. 


Links to third-party sources in this content are provided are for educational purposes only. No sponsorship or endorsement is implied. This article includes information from the Mayo Clinic.

©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017


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