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Top 10 Healthy Snacks You Can Take To Work

 
 

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"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear"

- Buddha

The above quote holds true in everybody's life. You should consider maintaining good health as your prime duty in order to have strong and clear mind, as in healthy body resides healthy mind.

For you as office-goers, it becomes more applicable due to your frequent snacking tendency in the little breaks that you take or even when you are on your desk. While at work, we all tend to eat fattening snacks like chips, biscuits, samosas, kachoris, etc. which are almost impossible to resist due their taste as well as their comforting nature. But, it is all this unhealthy snacking which takes a toll on our bodies leading to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and many other health problems. In order to prevent these health problems and lead a healthy life it is very important that we not just snack anything but aim for healthy snacking. In fact, having small amount of right kind of snacks in between our meals enhances our metabolic activities, giving way for weight loss and also keeps our calorie intake on track.

So it is high time for you to give up all unhealthy food high in calories and cholesterol and look for healthier substitutes even when we are at work. Consider these lip smacking healthy snacks that you can carry easily to your work

FRUIT SALAD

FRUIT_SALAD

Most of the fruits are rich source of antioxidants, various vitamins and minerals, adding up a combination of fruits in your salad makes a good and healthy snack. You can enhance its taste by adding a bit of chat masala (but not too much, as it has lots of sodium which is not so good) and black pepper but stay away from cream.

DRY FRUITS

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Rich in protein and other vital nutrients, combination of dry fruits like walnut, almond, raisins and dried berries can be eaten anytime you feel like snacking and thus helps in controlling your hunger pangs. These nuts, especially walnut is high on Omega 3 fatty acid which manages your body cholesterol and gets rid of bad fats.

SPROUTS

SPROUTS

Rich in various nutrients and a high source of fiber, combination of different sprouts like Moong, Chana and Bengal gram sprouts can serve as a healthy snack. Just add some lemon juice or finely chopped tomatoes and onions and some chat masala and your healthy and tasty snack is ready. Being rich in fibre it keeps your hunger away and makes you feel full for a long time.

ROASTED PEANUTS OR CHANA

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They are good options for snacking while in office. A handful of these will provide you with some essential nutrients, especially protein. Both of these are enriched with lots of protein. Weight-watchers should opt for Chana though as Peanuts are very high in calories too.

IDLIS OR DHOKLA

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Instead of going for samosas and kachoris which are deep fried and unhealthy, you should switch to idlis or dhokla which are steamed and are healthier snacks. Not to mention, they are extremely delicious and keeps you full for a long time.

VEGGIE SALAD

VEGGIE_SALAD

A bowl of chopped fresh vegetables like olive, red pepper, yellow pepper, lettuce, onion, carrots and cucumber all mixed together can provide you with a whole bunch of nutrients and can be a good healthy snack. As per your taste you can add some salt and black pepper; can squeeze some lemon and add a few drops of olive oil.

PUFFED RICE

PUFFED_RICE

You can make bhel using puffed rice by adding some chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies and green coriander topped with some roasted peanuts or chana and a green chutney. It serves as a healthy snack which is not too high on calories and is very much as per your taste buds.

POPCORN

POPCORN

Being fat free and low on calorie it is a good and healthy snack options for your office. Make sure there is no butter or oil added in it.

BOILED EGG

BOILED_EGG

High in protein and good source of other nutrients, you can pack a boiled egg for healthy snacking or can add it into your salad. As they say "Sunday ho ya Monday, roz khaao Andey" (Whether it's Sunday or Monday you should have an egg everyday)

CORN

CORN

With high nutritional value, boiled or grilled corn can be eaten on a regular basis. As it is rich in fibre and can keep you full for a long time. To suit your taste you can sprinkle some salt, red or black pepper and rub some lemon over it.

So keep the healthy snacking going. Enjoy the life with a good health. Have more options that you would like to suggest to the joblagao readers? Leave a comment.

 
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Celin Smith answered| Jun 18, 2015

Ewwwwww, you showed roasted shrimps in Fruit Salad !!