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Healthy, Easy Snacks for Work or School

By: Sebastian Leung

We spend most of our day working, studying, or taking care of important issues. Sometimes, we can get so engulfed in our work that we don’t want to “waste valuable time eating a meal”. But this can be detrimental to our health and even our overall productivity. There are quite a few healthy snacks that are easy to prepare and can be kept at your desk, ready for consumption. Here are some options:

Fruit. Of course, fruits are on the list. Fruits are a great snack because they provide healthy, natural sugars and are quite tasty. You can cut them up fresh, eat them whole, or even buy dried fruit to keep at your desk!

 

 

Nuts. A great snack to eat is a variety of nuts. You can mix and match as you like, put them in a container on your desk, and have them ready to eat. Nuts are healthy because they provide some of the healthy fats needed with a good amount of protein.

 

Edamame. These beans are a great and delicious snack. Usually sold frozen, edamame can be boiled, pan fried, or steamed! My favorite way to make easy, delicious edamame is to roast the beans in an oven with a bit of olive oil and a touch of sea salt. Edamame is high in protein, calcium, and iron, and also has other great health benefits.

 

 

Trail Mix. Trail mix is a fun snack because it’s very versatile. You can buy it in stores, or if you want to have a bit of fun, you can pick your favorite dried fruits, nuts, and seeds, and mix them together! Trail mix provides a balanced amount of healthy fats and sugar, as long as you don’t buy ones with artificial sweeteners.

 

Seaweed. Last but not least on our list, we have roasted seaweed! This is one of my favorites, and it can be purchased in packages in stores. It’s easy because you buy it in individual portions. It’s also super-delicious, crunchy, and fun to eat! Roasted seaweed is high in key vitamins, contains protein and fiber, and low in carbs and saturated fat.

 

 

Hopefully, this list makes finding healthy snacks a bit easier. Bon appetit!