Healthy Snacking while Working from Home

If you are fortunate to be healthy, well and working from home, one “risky” aspect may be the proximity of your kitchen and snacks galore. Navigating that while sitting on your bum most of the day can be challenging. If you are a snacker / grazer / [or insert your own word here], it can be very tempting to grab some chips here or a cookie there.

It may also be hard to resist some of those nearby treats during certain times of the day – like with your morning cuppa or as a mid-afternoon snack. Especially if work “stress” arises at any point.

The best way to win the snack-battle is before it’s even begun. So, set yourself up for success with these tips:

  1. Get rid of junk food.
  2. Seriously, get rid of it: don’t just stash it in the back of your pantry – in a fit of hunger, you’re likely to rummage around until you find it. Throw it out or give it away.
  3. Stock up on healthier snacks. You already know you’re going to want to munch on something, so have foods readily available to grab.

Healthy snacks to stock up on:

  • Zucchini / squash sticks and hummus or bean dip
  • Thinly sliced sweet potato rounds, roasted at 250 for 30 minutes
  • Snap peas or long beans
  • Salsa with organic blue corn chips
  • Apple with nut butter
  • A small cup of oatmeal with sliced almonds and berries
  • Handful of fresh blueberries or a few strawberries with walnuts
  • Clean crackers with sliced avocado or guacamole
  • Granola (no sugar added) plain or with unsweetened almond milk / yogurt
  • A piece of dark chocolate (try 80% or higher)

In the midst of everything going on right now, may we all be grateful for the blessings that we do have – not only food and snacks, but the home we have, the work we can offer, and even the ability to move about our day.

Speaking of which, along with those snacks, take a walk or have an indoor dance break. Continue to celebrate life, in whatever way feels right to you.

May you be well.

The information provided here is not intended to replace medical advice or to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Please consult your doctor with specific questions and prior to beginning any significant diet or lifestyle changes.

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