What to pack for your office snacking

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It is often hard to get through a day of work without getting a little hungry. Here’s our 10 quick, easy, healthy office snack to satiate your hunger from the comfort of your desk.

  1. Quick Sandwich:

Nothing like a classic sandwich to beat your hunger pangs. Take 2 brown bread slices, add a layer of green chutney (You can make your own and refrigerate and use!), sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, sliced onion. And Voila your office snack is ready. You can get creative with the fillings, you can even add in boiled potatoes or a slice of cold ham.

  1. Egg sandwiches

If you like eggs boil them and put them on whole wheat bread – and you have a protein-rich snack! You can add whatever sauces/fillings you like. You can even make simple omelets and add in between the slices of bread instead of using boiled egg.

  1. Healthy Energy bar:

If sweet is what you crave at work, this is what you need! These bars are a good source of fiber, contain no added sugar here’s our quick energy bar recipe: Take a 500gms of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, raisins and rice crispies (all chopped into uniform pieces). Heat 1 cup honey with 1/2 cup brown sugar. When the honey-sugar mix is hot and liquid, pour it over the dry fruit mix in a pan Press down, till the honey-sugar mix binds the contents. Set it for a couple of hours. Then cut into squares and store in zip pouch. Carry these convenient bars in your hand-bag or pocket for an instantly sweet and filling healthy office snacks.

  1. Wrap it up:

Have last night’s leftover chicken or vegetables? Make a roti, add in the spread of your choice or a simple ketchup, add the leftover chicken /veggies and aha a healthy yet filling wrap is ready to keep you going

  1. Masala corn:

Boil some corn and add spices to it, for a healthy and yummy snack. 

  1. Peanut hummus with fruit & veg sticks:

Gluten-free, and ready in 10 minutes, this will be a hit in lunchboxes. Peanuts and paprika add the extra flavor to the plain hummus. All you need to do is: Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. Add three-quarters of the chickpeas into a blender and add the lemon zest and / or juice, tahini, paprika, peanuts and oil with 3 tbsp chickpea liquid. Blend until smooth, and then stir in the reserved chickpeas. Serve with the fruit and veg sticks you can use it as a sandwich spread as well.

  1. Apples and Peanut Butter:

Apples are high in fiber. Pair it with peanut or almond butter with no added sugar; it really doesn’t need it. This is the most filling and satisfying snack!

 

  1. Greek yogurt:

Greek yogurt is filling and delicious. You can just add a dash of honey or jaggery to it. You can even tip in some fresh berries, fine dices of apples and bananas to it.

  1. Soy rolls:

    These can be made in 10 minutes flat! Soak soya granules in a cup of water for an hour or so. Take the cooked roti and dip it into the beaten egg mixture. Add one teaspoon oil to a non-stick pan and roast the rotis. Once it is cooked, put a thin layer of green/pudina chutney, soya stuffing, cucumber, and radish and garam masala. Wrap and roll and you are ready to go!

10.Pita and cheese: 

Take a whole wheat pita pocket and spread your choice of  pizza or any sauce evenly inside it. Throw in a bit of mozzarella cheese and your own combination of vegetables. Microwave it for a few minutes until the cheese melts well.  Your delicious and healthy snack is ready.

 

Image Sources: Times of India, Pixabay, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons

 

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