If you’re on the Paleo diet, you want to be prepared when that snack machine at work starts calling your name. One of the most difficult aspects of sticking to a strict, balanced diet is keeping that balance at work. Long days at work often need to be broken up, and people snack to keep their energy levels up or often just to break up the day.
While it can be easy to carefully plan the main meals of your day, planning your in-between-meal snacks can often prove problematic. However, it can be done. With a little preparation and the right mind-set, you can ensure that those mid-morning or late afternoon snacks don’t ruin your diet! Let’s take a look at a number of simple snacks that are easy to prepare and tasty to eat!
Fruit is an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients, and yet it’s something that most of us don’t eat enough of. Bringing an apple or banana in to work involves no preparation, little cost, and is a tasty way of boosting your energy levels. For those looking for a little more variety, why not prepare a fruit salad. Chop up your favorite fruit or berries and you can have a delicious treat that won’t mess up your daily diet!
Yogurts can be a superb source of probiotics, vital for maintaining a healthy gut. Much like fruit, yogurts involve little no preparation, and also offer a range of flavors for a varied experience from day to day. Similarly, by choosing healthy yogurts, you can ensure that your afternoon snack doesn’t ruin your appetite, nor your waist line!
Smoothies can be a superb way of treating yourself during the working day. By preparing a smoothie to bring to work, you can be sure that you are getting enough fruit and veggies in your diet, and give yourself an excellent energy boost when the afternoon lag sets in! Smoothies also allow you to vary your snack from day to day, ensuring that every day feels like a new treat!
I bought a Ninja blender to take to work and keep in my locker. I also have a small fridge in my locker, so I can bring in the things I need to make smoothies. You may not have your own locker, but you may have access to a community fridge at work.
Salads don’t have to be grand, extravagant affairs. A simple salad can consist of a hard-boiled egg and just a few of your favorite vegetables. The preparation time for a salad snack is minimal, but the benefits are huge. Tasty and healthy, salads are one of the most under-utilized workplace snacks.
So why not ditch the chocolate bars and sodas for a healthy, easy to prepare workplace snack!