I've posted about this before, but we all need refreshers! You should never go longer than four hours without some fuel, so when your days are long and meals are widely spread out, you have to make sure you have some balanced in-betweeners to keep your blood sugar levels stable, energy high and body burning as it should.
Here are some great healthy snack ideas to bring with you to work and/or to have throughout the day to bridge your meals.
4-5 dates stuffed with 4 -5 walnuts
1 organic apple, sprinkled with cinnamon, 1 tbsp almond butter
1/4 cucumber, 1/2 tomato and 2 tbsp hummus
1 hard boiled egg and an orange
5-6 dried mango slices and a 5-6 brazil nuts
4 hard boiled eggs, 3 with yolks removed and replaced with hummus
1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt topped with 1/2 cup of berries
1 green smoothie (handful of spinach, 1/4 apple, 1/2 banana, 1/4-1/2 cup water blended) sprinkled with 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
1 rice cake, 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter, 1/2 apple, sliced and sprinkled with 1 tbsp hemp seeds
6-8 cold shrimp, 6-8 rice crackers and 1 tbsp goat cheese
A supplement bar - I like the brands Simply, Quest and Vega. Each of these snacks features each of the macronutrients: protein, carbs and fats. So, in this correct balance, insulin is released into the blood stream more slowly, keeping you feeling satiated for longer (read: making better meal choices, appetite control, craving control). Snacks are an investment in your health and wellness. Add them in!