Resist the chips and go for these snacks instead
Hunger tends to strike at the worst moment. You could be powering through that pitch. Or tinkering with a stubborn line of code. Your brain needs to focus. But your stomach demands attention.
But don’t reach for the chocolate bars just yet. Why not try our top picks for coworking-friendly snacks instead? They’ll be sure to satisfy you (at least until lunch time, that is).
‘ave a bit of avo
There’s no need to break the bank. Grab an avo from the supermarket and you’ll have the culinary delights of a Melbourne café, right at your hot desk. And you won’t need to dig into your house deposit, either.
Avocadoes are an excellent source of vitamin E. However, they’re also high fat content and calories. So, if you’re really watching your weight, remember to go easy on the avo.
Dig into some (delicious) dried fruit
Forget the M&Ms – opt for nature’s handy candy. Dried fruit is a perfect addition to your coworking snacking habits, all day round. Dig into a handful of sultanas at ten. Or a bit of apricot at four.
Dried fruit is a delicious hit of sugar, minus the guilt. And with no crumbs or mess, they’re a safe bet if you’re hot-desking at a coworking space. That’s good snacking etiquette!
Why not trial a trail mix?
You might not be hiking up a mountain, but a good trail mix packed with nuts and seeds makes for an excellent office snack. And because nuts and seeds are high in energy, just a couple of handfuls will easily tide you over ‘til lunchtime.
Almonds contain nine essential nutrients, are high in fibre, and are rich in Vitamin E. While pumpkin seeds are rich in B vitamins, iron, magnesium, zinc, and protein. And if you need a treat, go ahead and add some dark chocolate to the mix.
Snack on a rice cracker
Rice crackers are low fat, low salt and low in sugar. On paper, they seem like the perfect snack. Except… they taste a bit like paper, too. Unless, of course, you add a delicious spread to your snack.
Opt for some healthier alternatives in when topping your rice crackers. Try a natural peanut butter – it will have much less salt and sugar than regular peanut butter. Almond butter is also a great choice if you’re looking for something a little different.
Try out some chickpea chips
Sometimes, no matter how much you try, you can’t shake a persistent craving for some good, old chips. But what about all that salt and fat? Well, you can have your cake and eat it too. Well, not cake. Chips.
Chickpea chips are sure to satisfy your taste for something a bit naughty – just dialing back the naughty part. Just remember to share with your other coworkers if you want to earn some snacking respect.
Feast on frozen blueberries
Blueberries are often cited as a ‘brainfood’. Well, there’s no denying they’re a great coworking friendly snack, too. A punnet of blueberries hits the spot on all fronts. They’re sweet, discreet and easy-to-eat. And when summer rolls around, whack them in the freezer for an icy treat.
Of course, if you skipped breakfast, frozen blueberries alone might not hit the spot. So go ahead and add them to a bowl of yoghurt for late breakfast or a quick morning tea. That’ll be sure to kick your brain back into gear.
Get down with veggies
Chopped up sticks of carrot and celery tick almost all the right boxes. Healthy? Big tick. Coworking friendly? Another big tick. Will they keep your hunger at bay (at least until lunch?). That’s a tick too.
Of course, you’ll need to spend a few minutes in the morning chopping up veggies and popping them into a Tupperware container. Oh, and that carrot can be crunchy, too. Be sure not to annoy your fellow coworkers while you chomp on some fresh veggies!
Nibble on some fresh fruit
Apples, bananas, pears. Fresh fruit really is nature’s snack food, ready for when hunger hits. After all, there’s no chopping or preparation required. Just grab, pack and go.
Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamin B6, vitamin C, fibre, and carbohydrate. And since they have a lower water content than most fruit, bananas pack in more calories compared to other non-tropical fruits. They’ll give you energy, without the comedown.
Make friends with (fruit) salad
Or – if you have some time to prepare – turn that fresh fruit into a fresh fruit salad. Combine watermelon, grapes, strawberries, rockmelon for a guilt-free snack that doubles as a health kick.
And why not make a big batch for your fellow coworking neighbours? They say that baking is the best way to make friends in a new office. Surely, a fresh and healthy fruit salad must come a close second?
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