If you think finding healthy snacks for the office is a challenge, don’t worry—here’s a roundup of nutritious, bite-sized eats to get you through your workdays!
As a remote worker, I usually either work from home or hang out in coffee shops. But lately, I feel like I haven’t been on my A-game. Starting next month, I’m planning to rent a small office for myself so I can completely separate work from play.
One of the benefits of working from home is being able to cook full meals whenever I want—it’s easier to eat healthy food when I’m not at an office all day. So, as I transition back into working in an office setting, I’ll need to change my nutrition strategy a little bit.
I remember when I was on a 9 to 5 schedule, I would sometimes meal prep little grab ‘n go snacks I could take with me to work. I needed recipes that were quick and easy to accommodate my busy lifestyle.
Improving my diet is one of my goals for this year, so I felt inspired to create this fun roundup post of healthy snacks for the office. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
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Peanut Butter + Chia Seed No-Bake Energy Bites
These peanut butter + chia seed no-bake energy bites make for a balanced snack that is portable and office-friendly! They are flavorful and nutritious—the peanut butter provides protein, and the dried fruit adds fiber and antioxidants.
These energy bites are easy to meal prep and store for later, which will save you valuable time in the end!
Lemon Bliss Balls
If you’re looking for a super simple vegan treat, these lemon bliss balls are perfect for you. With only three ingredients, these are a piece of cake to make. They can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks, and you can store them in the fridge for even longer than that.
Lemon bliss balls contain nuts, which are a good source of protein. I personally don’t eat a lot of meat, so I’m always trying to find ways to sneak more protein into my diet. These lemon bliss balls are it!
Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
These skinny banana chocolate chip muffins are delicious and guilt-free! The recipe calls for protein-rich Greek yogurt, and the muffins are made without ANY butter or refined sugar at all. (The chocolate chips are added in for kicks—everyone needs to have more fun in life, right?)
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and these muffins help me get my morning off to the right start.
Healthy Chocolate Chia Energy Bites
These chocolate chia energy bites look too good to be true, but they are naturally sweetened and packed with nutrients! They are vegan, paleo, and Whole 30 friendly.
Chia seeds are one of the key ingredients in the energy bites, and they are full of omega-3s and antioxidants. Like the other energy ball recipes in this post, these chocolate chia energy bites are easy to store and save for later. That makes them perfect for someone with a busy 9 to 5 schedule!
Fruit and Nut Bars
by Snack Girl
These fruit and nut bars are so much healthier than store-bought snacks, and they taste better, too! The cool thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to fit your diet and nutritional needs. You can control which ingredients go into the bars, and you can experiment until you find the right taste for your liking!
This recipe calls for cereal. The example contains cheerios, but heck, you could put Lucky Charms in it if you wanted to! (OK, that might not be the healthiest option—but you get the point.)
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Homemade Dried Mango
I love eating dried mango to avoid getting hangry in between meals. (Trust me, you don’t EVER want to meet a hangry Samantha.)
These homemade dried mango tips are great if you want to save money and DIY your dried fruit instead of buying the pre-packaged, store-bought variety.
Dried mango is an excellent source of both types of dietary fiber, and it’s delicious. If you haven’t tried it already, you must! It’s one of the simplest healthy snacks for the office you can get.
No-Bake Vegan Snowball Cookies
Here’s another easy no-bake recipe! These snowball cookies are delectable and low in sugar. Unsweetened coconut, which contains manganese, copper, and iron, is one of the main ingredients.
Almond butter is used as the binding ingredient instead of egg, so these snowball cookies are vegan-friendly. I love that they’re bite-sized. I can take these to the work and pop one really quick when I need a pick-me-up!
Baked Apple Chips Recipe
Who needs potato chips when you can have these delicious baked apple chips? They only call for two ingredients, and they are so easy to make! Perfect for a super busy, health-conscious professional.
All you have to do is cut the apple into thin chips, sprinkle it with sea salt, and pop it in the oven! But definitely check out the recipe because it’s full of helpful tips to save you time and effort when you make your baked apple chips.
Sugar-Free Kettle Corn
Popcorn is one of my all-time favorite snacks, and this sugar-free kettle corn doesn’t disappoint!
This might sound weird, but I love the texture of popcorn. It’s so… satisfying to eat.
Using a sugar alternative instead of traditional sugar, this recipe is a better-for-you option with the same appeal as regular kettle corn. Plus, it’s fun to make!
I’ll have these strawberry muffins for breakfast AND dessert, please!
These muffins have a fresh strawberry flavor that’ll make you wonder why artificial flavoring exists in the first place. When it comes to fruit, you just can’t beat the real thing!
Using coconut flour, coconut milk, and fresh strawberries (of course), these muffins are a delicious treat. They are easy to prep in advance and freeze for later, so you can always have a nutritious snack on hand!
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Easy Roasted Chickpeas
By roasting chickpeas at home, you can season and cook them to your liking. This recipe calls for paprika, chili powder, and cumin, but you can use any seasonings you want.
Chickpeas contain fiber, potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and selenium.
Superfood Gingerbread Granola
Who says granola has to be bland? The rich ginger flavors in this superfood gingerbread granola recipe are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
You can eat it with Greek yogurt or add fresh fruit if you want to insert more flavor. This granola breakfast is versatile!
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Berry Bark
Another Greek yogurt-based recipe, this chocolate berry bark is packed with strawberry, blueberry, and chocolate flavors. The hint of honey adds a natural sweetener, which makes this berry bark even more delightful.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Crisps
I’ll confess, I’m addicted to cheese. I love pairing super low-calorie foods with parmesan cheese when I cook.
These baked parmesan zucchini crisps are a great example. They are delicious, but the only downside is that you can’t really freeze or store them for later. You’ll want to eat them the same day you cook them for maximum enjoyment.
Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries
These frozen yogurt covered blueberries are a clever way to pack flavor and protein into a bite-sized fruit that is already rich in nutrients. They are great for kids, but adults can enjoy them too! 😉 It’s one of the easiest healthy snacks for the office you can prepare.
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