Office Snack Essentials
As some of us find ourselves returning to the office and falling back into old routines of long drives, commutes and packed lunches, it’s too easy to pick up bad snacking habits!
Our rundown of office snack essentials will help you combat mid-morning hunger and stop you reaching for the high sugar treats instead.
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Not only will taking your own snacks be better for your slimming-friendly diet than shop bought versions, it will save you money too!
We’d recommend investing in a decent tupperware container or reusable food bag, like this one. This should help keep your snacks fresh until you’re ready to tuck in.
Crunchy vegetables dipped in savoury Hummus is one of our favourite office snack essentials!
It’s low in calories and high in protein; we’d recommend fresh carrot sticks, cucumber and celery, but you could use whatever veggies you have available, or even sliced pitta bread for something different.
A quick and easy breakfast, and just as great as a snack!
Our Breakfast Muffins can be made using whatever ingredients you have on hand.
Try using chopped deli meat, onions and cheese for a delicious, high protein snack.
These Apple Pie Cookies are full of oaty goodness and just the thing when you find yourself peckish throughout the day.
Having a stash of these on hand means you won’t need to reach for the sugary biscuits! They are only 95 calories per cookie.
Tortilla chips can be a handy snack to keep in your desk drawer, but to make them go further try taking a portion of this tropical Pineapple Salsa for scooping!
It’s sweet and juicy, and we find that adding a fruit or vegetable dip can make tortilla chips even more satisfying and keep you going until dinner time.
You can even make your own tortilla chips using wraps baked in the oven – trust us, they are SO good!
We’ve all been there: the 2pm slump where you find yourself craving sugary snacks or heading to the vending machine for a bar of chocolate.
Our Chocolate Rice Crispy Bites can satisfy your sweet tooth for only 30 calories each. Why not make a batch to share with your coworkers?
The only problem will be who gets the last one!
Ready to roll pastry takes all of the fuss out of these Pizza Twists with Pizza Dip!
Once they’re cooked they keep really well, and you can experiment with the flavours to find your favourite.
There’s no need to pop to the local coffee shop for a pastry, these twists are just as indulgent, without the calories!
Prefer something sweeter? Our Cinnamon Swirls also use ready to roll pastry and only FOUR ingredients!
These swirls make an excellent grab and go breakfast, but we like to enjoy them as part of a mid-morning tea or coffee break. They really hit the spot!
Who said Samosas were only for fakeaways? These chunky, crispy samosas are a satisfying snack that smell as amazing as they taste.
They’re also suitable for freezing, so you could cook up a batch in advance and defrost the night before, ready to pack up for the office.
Now there’s no need for lunchtime trips to the food van!
Our list of office snack essentials wouldn’t be complete without including the humble Sausage Roll!
Usually found at picnics and parties, our slimming friendly sausage rolls are ideal for mid-morning munchies.
If you’re in need of something to keep your snacks chilled on the go or your office doesn’t have a fridge, these chill bags and freezer blocks are inexpensive and can keep your snacks (and lunch!) chilled and safe until it’s time to eat.
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