21 Healthy Office Snacks You’ll Feel Good About
Looking to eat a treat at your desk? Skip the doughnuts and reach for any of these tasty and healthy office snacks!
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Grab a mason jar tonight and whip up this healthy and delicious treat for tomorrow’s workday. This simple, four-ingredient parfait is quick to prepare and will give you something to look forward to during that staff meeting. Each parfait has 158 calories, 30 grams of carbs and 5 grams of protein.
Craving something sweet after lunch? Skip the break room binges and pull out your own craveable snack. This trail mix combines sweet dark chocolate and dried cranberries with crunchy almonds, walnuts and pistachios. (Make sure you know these other cranberry health benefits, too.) Each serving contains 176 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.
Get ready for a surge of new work friends when you pull these bite-sized treats from your office drawer. Sweet, yummy and packed with protein, this is the perfect snack to wake you up during your afternoon slump. One protein bite contains 72 calories, 4 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Walk on by the vending machine and bring your own crunchy chips to work with the Bare variety pack. These baked fruit chips are crispy and sweet and never contain artificial ingredients. You can alternate days with apple, coconut or banana. One snack bag has 110 to 170 calories, 0 to 11 grams of fat and 3 to 6 grams of fiber.
If it’s going to be a late night at the office, pack this satisfying, high-fiber snack to get you through. Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn is simple to prepare the night before (here’s how to make it on the stovetop). One cup has 113 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein.
Brown Rice Cakes with Cashew Butter
It doesn’t get easier than this healthy, low-calorie snack. Brown rice cakes are higher in fiber and nutrients than traditional white ones, and cashew butter basically tastes like rich frosting. One brown rice cake with one tablespoon of cashew butter has about 129 calories, 8 grams of fat and 3 grams of protein. Check out our homemade cashew butter recipe.
If you’re sticking to a healthy diet, pass on the office taco buffet and enjoy your own taco treat. Pumpkin seeds are rich in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. One serving has 70 calories, 5 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs and 1 gram of protein.
Nuts and Dried Fruit
Use your break time to load up on healthy fats, plant-based protein and antioxidants with a handful of mixed nuts and dried fruit. One serving contains approximately 381 calories, 17 grams of fat, 8 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein. Savor this salty-sweet Granola Trail Mix recipe.
Keep a microwave-safe mug and a box of instant oatmeal packets at your desk for a quick midmorning snack that always satisfies. We love this Quaker banana nut flavor with extra protein to keep you full and energized. Each serving has 230 calories, 5 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein.
Need a heartier snack to curb those afternoon cravings? Mix up this garden quinoa salad over the weekend to have on hand for 4 p.m. hunger pangs. It’s loaded with healthy veggies and plant-based protein. Each serving has 417 calories, 15 grams of fat, 9 grams of fiber and 16 grams of protein. Want to know more about this ancient grain, and why it’s so good for you?
Apple and String Cheese
Not just for your child’s lunchbox! Grab a piece of string cheese and a medium apple on your way out the door, for a fast snack to eat right at your desk. After all, there’s truth to that old saying, “an apple a day.” This classic nosh weighs in at about 152 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.
Bring the party to work with the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and munchy flavors. Spiced party peanuts are perfect for your office happy hour or for grabbing handfuls out of your desk drawer. Each serving has 220 calories, 18 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein.
Feel like you’re already on vacation with this tropical blend of salty popcorn with sweet raisins and shredded coconut! Make a batch of Island Breeze Popcorn for the office and quickly become everyone’s favorite cubicle neighbor. Each serving contains 105 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein.
Unlike most granolas that are loaded with extra sugar and calories, this lightly sweetened variety is rich in fiber and protein to keep you fueled all afternoon long. Enjoy on its own or sprinkled over a fresh smoothie bowl. Each serving contains 317 calories, 14 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.
When you’re short on time, grab this quick, nutrient-dense snack. (Here’s how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs.) The protein will fill you up until lunchtime, and it’s easy to keep a few in your fridge for busy mornings. One hard-boiled egg has 78 calories, 5 grams of fat, 212 milligrams of cholesterol and 6 grams of protein.
This low-carb, high-protein snack tastes like pizza fresh out of the oven and is keto-friendly. Made from real cheese, these puffed protein crisps are perfect for those Friday afternoons when you’re ready for the weekend. Each serving has 90 calories, 3 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, 1 gram of sugar and 14 grams of protein.
Avocado salsa may not be one of your go-to homemade work snacks—so it’s time to spice things up. Adding creamy avocado to your hearty salsa of tomatoes, corn and beans brings healthy fats to keep you satisfied until dinner. Serve with baked tortilla chips or sliced bell peppers. One serving has 82 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.
Do like our own Executive Culinary Director, Sarah Farmer, and take five minutes tonight to prep this creamy, tasty snack for tomorrow. Place the ingredients in a mason jar, give it a shake and stick it in the fridge. In the morning, you’ll have a rich, filling snack with 349 calories, 8 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein.
An office snacks round-up would not be complete without a rich chocolate treat—this one just happens to be healthy too! These peanut butter chocolate protein bars are made from real plant-based ingredients like cocoa powder, brown rice, peanuts and cassava flour. Each bar contains 190 calories and 12 grams of protein.