Are you stuck with a vending machine at the office that offers candy, but nothing worth any nutritional value? Here are a few healthier snacks to help you get through the rest of your workday.
Apples & Peanut Butter
Instead of reaching for a Snickers bar, grab this. Apples are rich in antioxidants, flavanoids and dietary fiber. They may also reduce your risk of developing cancer. Peanut butter has protein and potassium to help power through the rest of your workday.
For even more health benefits, opt for peanut butter with natural ingredients and less sugar.
Whether you like them plain, honey flavored, or with added salt, almonds have many health benefits associated with them. They’re great for regulating your digestive system and help maintain healthy hair and skin. Almonds also have antioxidents that fight against oxidative stress.
Toast & Avocado
Add a superfruit to your toast for a powerful breakfast. Grab some whole grain bread and add some olive oil to make a tasty yet healthy piece of toast.
Originally from Japan, it’s slowly gaining popularity within the United States. Edamame’s most well known health benefits include strengthened immune systems, improved heart and bone health, and improved breathing for those with asthma.
Cut up blueberries or strawberries for a healthy and refreshing breakfast. In addition to being packed with protein, Greek Yogurt also has good bacteria to prevent damage to your immune and digestive system.
Carrot Sticks & Hummus
Carrots can help reduce cholesterol, improve your skin, and boost oral health. Carrots can also be grown throughout a good portion of the U.S. Hummus is known for containing a healthy dose of phospherus, magnesium, and folate. Both of them together bring you a nutrient filled snack.
While not a common part of most U.S. diets, seaweed can help boost weight loss and cleanse your body of toxins. You can find seaweed snacks at health stores and in the natural food section of your local supermarket.
Whole Wheat Cereal
Look for cereal that is high in fiber and low in sugar. Avoid cereals that contain hydrodgenated oils, artifical dyes, or chemical preservatives.
Organic String Cheese
String cheese is a great way to keep your bones strong and a great source of protein. Stay away from processed cheese sticks that contain saturated fats.
Whether you decide to do an instant packet, or overnight oats, oatmeal is a filling breakfast option that is great for maintaining a healthy weight. If you opt for a flavored instant oatmeal, check the label for ingredients. You’ll want to look out for any sweeteners or artifical flavors.
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