Mid-day Snack Rut?

It’s 3 or 4PM and you’re sitting at your desk tired/bored, what have you. It’s been at least two hours since you’ve eaten lunch and you’re STARVING. You have nothing in the office but (maybe) some leftover cookies that are inches away…

Before you dive into the bag of M&Ms or potato chips, WebMD has provided some great, healthy afternoon snack choices that are easy to prepare at home and leave in your work refrigerator until the inevitable snack time.

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Other 100 calories or less options are 1/2 cup of non-fat greek yogurt with honey, 1 cup of grapes, apple slices with a dab of peanut butter.

From my personal experience, I’d recommend any snack with greek yogurt as it is extremely filling and high in protein (while satisfying the sweet craving.) Also, a combination of whole wheat/whole grain bread (small portions) and cheese always fills my salty craving.

On the other hand, while nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats, I don’t find them very filling (since too many will increase the fat intake!) But, the most important thing is to know your weaknesses – if you think one option won’t satisfy you and you’d keep eating it (a handful of popcorn won’t do it for me) then try something new!

Visit WebMD for more great suggestions!

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