By this time it’s been a few hours since you had breakfast and it’s not quite late enough for you to acceptably dig into your lunchbox.
Although crisps and chocolate might seem appealing at this point – don’t even think about heading to the vending machine. Snacking on fatty things during office hours is one of the main reasons so many desk-bound Brits pile on the pounds and end up with serious health problems.
Instead, placate those hunger pangs with some of these healthy morning snack ideas:
Add a dollop of cottage cheese to a couple of rye crackers and you have the perfect low GI snack packed with protein to make you feel full.
If you don’t have time to prepare a snack, keep a bag of nuts in your desk draw as a quick emergency snack. Although nuts are fatty, in small amounts they are a fantastic source of protein, taste delicious and have a satisfyingly crunchy texture which should put that crisp craving to bed.
Biltong or beef jerky
Dried meat is a satisfyingly chewy, tasty snack that’s impressively low in fat and high in protein.
Before you leave for work in the morning, fill a Tupperware container with sliced raw vegetables like carrot, peppers and celery so you can pick at it whenever you feel peckish throughout the day. You can eat as many vegetables as you like seeing as they’re seriously low in calories. The fibre will also reduce your appetite when lunch does finally come around, so you’re far less likely to overeat.
For more information about healthy eating and how a nutritionist can help you, head over to our Healthy Eating page.
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