Healthy snacks to keep in your desk at work

Healthy snacks to keep in your desk at work

Because a work day cannot go by without munching on some delicious snacks, we always have a stash of the goodies in our drawer or we bring them from home.  Now, keeping in mind that what you eat not only keeps your health and your weight but also affects your productivity, we have created a short list of some healthy snacks you can bring in.  They are both healthy and delicious.

Popcorn

Well, who does not love popcorn?  This is actually considered the healthiest snack of them all. It is good source of dietary fiber, and is especially low-fat. Its crunch and saltiness will always leave you wanting more. You can keep it in sealed bags for a couple of days without it becoming stale.

Almonds

These are considered the healthiest nut and the nut with the greatest protein content. It is a great source of monounsaturated fat which helps increase HDL (the good one). It is also rich in vitamin E.  Since it is a dry seed, it is pretty convenient to keep inside your desk.  Just make sure it is sealed or wrapped up in such a way that no air enters the bag.

Pretzels

The great thing about pretzels is that they are low in fat and rich in carbs.  This means that taking a good dose of these munchies will help you last until the next big meal. Just do not eat them in excess since metabolizing carbs usually makes you feel drowsy.

Protein bars

The word itself says it all.  These are great source of proteins, only if that was the only thing they contain.  Since they are made in different flavors, they might contain high amounts of sugar. Make sure you pick those that do not provide too many calories.

Dried fruit

These can be preserved for many days with no problem. They are a great option to fresh fruit. They contain potassium and fiber and they are delicious. 

 

Hot NewsGET THE HOTTEST

Seaweed is making an impact on western consumers

Seaweed is making an impact on western consumers

If we talk about Japan, South Korea, China, and other Asian countries, we usually think about all sorts of things that are not a Western custom. Eating seaweed is definitively one of them. These countries have been using it as a food for ages and continue to do so. Long forgotten in the Western…

CONTINUE READING

Latest News FROM OUR DESK

Three Recipes for Avocado

Three Recipes for Avocado

Avocado is a unique fruit but it is one that contains the most nutrients. While the other types of fruits contain carbohydrates, avocado is rich in healthy fats. A lot of research and studies have proven the benefits of avocado for good health. With 73% water, 15% fat, 8.5% carbohydrates, and 2%…

CONTINUE READING

UJI researchers discover new way of finding BFRs in seafood

UJI researchers discover new way of finding BFRs in seafood

Across the world, fish have been severely affected by chemical pollutants for many years, as wastes are dumped continuously in oceans and rivers alike. Fish can then pick up pollutants they can never excrete, which remains in their bodies permanently amongst the fat. Not only does this effect the…

CONTINUE READING

Three foods you should never microwave and why

Three foods you should never microwave and why

The microwave is a staple of the American way of life, thanks to its convenience and speed. It’s especially helpful for reheating leftovers, and getting multiple meals out of one cooking session (or getting another meal out of restaurant food). In most cases, it’s a great way to save…

CONTINUE READING

Three easy Thai recipes

Three easy Thai recipes

1. Fried Tofu with Peanut Dipping Sauce Ingredients: Tofu and Oil Tofu has to be firm and fresh. Press out the water with a towel. Cut the tofu into large pieces. Heat the pan, add oil, deep fry the tofu until golden brown, and serve it hot with peanut dipping sauce in a plate. Peanut Dipping Sauce…

CONTINUE READING