Healthy Workstation Snack Alternatives

Words by Claudia Lim Zhi | Image credit Loving Earth

We’re all familiar with the mid-afternoon urge to snack on chips and chocolate in the office, but did you know that these sodium-heavy and sugar-filled snacks can be detrimental to your health (and your skin)? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of 10 guilt-free snack options that will pack a nutritional and energising start to your day:

1 Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl 

This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start your day. This is a filling, super-packed breakfast that keeps you away from early morning snacking. And best of all? It tastes just like dessert!

2  Dry Roasted Edamame Beans

Originating from East Asia, Edamame is known for its healthy fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin K. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this snack will definitely leave you wanting more

3 Green Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Green apples are high in fiber and polyphenol antioxidants that improve gut health and reduce heart disease risk. Easy to pack when you’re on the go, this snack will fill you with the nutrition you need for the day.

4 Mixed Nuts

They’re tasty, convenient, and can be enjoyed on all — from keto to vegan. As powerhouses of antioxidants, nuts can help decrease the risk of diseases. Mixed nuts are perfect for you if you’re on a low-carb diet.

5 Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee

If you’re catching yourself dozing off at work, take a shot of the Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee for that 3pm pick-me-up. Four Signmatic offers a wide range of products, if you’re not a fan of coffee and mushrooms, you can opt for their more chocolate-y products.

6 Veggie Sticks & Dip

Choose to prepare your own veggie sticks or grab pre-made ones at your nearest supermarket and dip them in your favourite dip. Easy to prepare, this healthy snack is a great munchy when you’re craving at work.

7 Loving Earth Salted Caramel Chocolate

100% vegan, gluten free, and GMO free, these salted caramel bars proves that you don’t have to give up chocolate just to be healthy. Loving Earth combines whole cashews, coconut, and cacao butter with golden coconut nectar from Indonesia, making it the perfect midday snack.

8 Suzie’s In Bars’ Chocolate Muesli Bars

Stock up the pantry with organic muesli bars locally made in Melbourne. These incredible bars are packed full of nutrition, a perfect blend of chocolate and apricots.

9 Miso & Mushroom Chips

No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, just crunchy corn and kale chips made with real Australian corn kernels sprinkled with savoury miso seasoning. These crunchy, gluten-free chips are also a source of whole grain and fibre.

10 Kombucha

Kombucha is all the rage now, and for good reason. Kombucha is made by fermenting tea and sugar along with yeast – providing the drinker with healthy probiotics for the gut. Kombucha is perfect for the upcoming summer as it will help rejuvenate you on a hot sweltering day.

With these healthy snack alternatives coupled with your 2L daily intake of water, you’ll be well on your way to making smarter snacks choices.  Sign up for our newsletter or head to Her Economy wellness page for tips on leading a healthy lifestyle! #hereconomyhealth

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