Healthy snacks you can take to work

Whether you are trying to lose weight or staying fit and healthy, when it comes to snacking, picking the right foods can be daunting and is a game changer. Snacking plays a major part in you daily calories and your fitness goals, we are showing you some snacks that are healthy, high protein and fibrous and will keep you full and satiated for longer.

Almond Butter

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Almond butter is very nutritious, it has carbohydrates, proteins and good fats, it is low in calories if that is your goal. Almond butter is a good source of vitamin E and magnesium. Just choose a natural, no preservatives and no added sugar version if that is what you prefer.

Almond butter however can be expensive at times, you can also pick peanut butter that is a good source of proteins and healthy fats. Be sure to pick organic peanut butter and not the processed one. Almond and peanut butter can be eaten with bread, apples or bananas.

Mixed nuts

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This is no brainer, mixed nuts are a good source of proteins; almonds, pistachios, cashews, walnuts and raisins. These nuts taste well and keep you full for longer. It is better to avoid the salted and fried variety and enjoy whole nuts. Nuts can easily be carried anywhere in a little package, you can also munch on chia seeds. One thing to remember is you don’t need to eat more than a handful of nuts each day.

Chocolate milk

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Chocolate milk is a good source of high quality protein, you can take it to the gym or to work, whenever you feel like a drop in energy, it could be your best and healthy source of replenishing. If milk is an irritant for your gut, you can purchase the lactose-free variety.

Hummus

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Hummus is made of chickpeas and sesame oil, and tastes great with carrots and celery. Hummus is high in fiber, proteins, antioxidants, and like all beans chickpeas have cancer fighting properties.