Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I gave a presentation last week at the hospital on Eating for Energy at work.

It was amazing.

Or something like that.

One of the things I talked about was healthy snacking and keeping an 'emergency stash' of snacks at work.

An ideal snack should roughly fit into the following "SUPER" standard:
  • Simple to find
  • Under 200 calories - simply to avoid a small snack from becoming a full blown meal
  • Protein is included (about 6-8 grams)
  • Energizing nutrients (fruits/veggies/whole grains)
  • Ready to go and packed!
Plan ahead and bring 5 pieces of fruit to work on Monday, stock the fridge with individual greek yogurt, boil eggs to grab, and pre-portion out servings of nuts.  A little work and you're set for the week.

It's helpful to keep some items on-hand either at work, in your car, and of course at home.
  • Nuts, pre-portioned 
  • Trail mix with dried fruit, nuts, pretzels, etc.
  • Granola bars - I like LaraBars (esp good pre-workout), Kashi Chewy Granola bars, and Kind Bars which all have minimal ingredients/added sugars.
  • Peanut butter  
  • Individual oatmeal packets
  • Whole grain crackers

Want a salt fix?
     - How about popping some popcorn the brown bag way and topping it with with parmesan cheese or other topping
     - Grab some popchips dipped in hummus or tortilla chips with salsa
     - Trail mix

Have a sweet tooth?
    - Go for that piece of dark chocolate.
    - Mix cocoa powder into your greek yogurt for a chocolaty treat.  
    - Top your almonds with some cinnamon.

Not sure what you want?
   - Maybe you're not really hungry.  Get up from your desk and go for a little walk or grab some tea instead.  Then see if you were hungry or just bored!

Hope you find this tips helpful!

Beit Bari xo Anna

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