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The Best Snacks for Work at Home

January 13th, 2023 | by

Whether at work at home or in the office – sometimes snacks can be little saviours. Either when you are caught up by an afternoon sleepiness or when you have so much on your plate that your head starts spinning.

Charcuterie board with grapes, different cheeses and crackers

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Right then it is easy to be led into temptation to reach for chocolate or cookies. At work, you either have something for the small appetite in between or, if you have the opportunity, you can go to the bakery next door or to the cafeteria. What makes the whole situation a bit trickier, is working from home.

Snacks at Home 

To be prepared for the workday at home, it is no longer necessary to prepare snacks in advance or to pack a chocolate bar. Simply going to the refrigerator or just grabbing something out of the candy drawer is enough.
The most dangers of eating unhealthy are lurking at home, since the snacks are within reach. For example, you are preparing a coffee in your kitchen and seconds later you’ll go back to your workplace with some cookies.

But how can we endure these cravings? And how can we munch without making our fingers fatty and without leaving a crumbling keyboard behind.

The “Know-How”

Especially in the professions that are performed from the desk, a conscious and healthy nutrition is essential. Here, it should be taken care of that we provide ourselves with essential nutrients, but at the same time do not consume anything to high in calories.

Snacks are there to satisfy our hunger until the next bigger meal and counteract our afternoon sleepiness. For this reason they should be a healthy mix of energy suppliers and keeping us full, which gives us the push we need.
In other words, just the right thing for a stressful workday.

But it doesn’t have to be boring at all. Often it is advised, instead of eating chocolate to just grab some fruits or a carrot instead of a cereal bar. However, this is not everyone’s taste.

Snack Tips

What we need to boost our efficiency and to satisfy the small hunger, are snacks, which provide us with complex carbohydrates, lots of vitamins and healthy fats.

The most common recommendations are fruits (e.g. in a fruit salad) or vegetable-sticks with a dip. Dried fruits like apricots and mangos, nuts or even a (few) piece(s) of dark chocolate are also included, but they are high in calories, which is why these snacks should only be enjoyed in moderation. Nevertheless, they provide the necessary energy and satisfy our hunger for a longer period of time.
Smoothies are only one of the classics. Just put your favorite fruits or whatever you have at home in the blender, add some yogurt (plant-based or milk), puree everything and enjoy.

To bring a little variety, we have a few suggestions for you, how you can easily prepare your own delicious snack.

Recipes

Parmesan crackers

Seasoned cheese cracker

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  • 100 g Parmesan cheese
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

Finely grate the parmesan cheese (or buy it already grated) and season it with cayenne pepper. Place one tablespoon of parmesan cheese on a baking sheet and bake it for 6-8min until golden brown.

We also have something suitable for the vegans among us.


Banana bread

Bananabread with chopped nuts

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  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 30 g Coconut oil
  • 120 ml (plant) milk
  • 80 g Honey or agave syrup (optional applesauce)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 g Spelt flour
  • 30 g Nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)
  • A pinch of salt

To make this, simply mash the bananas and mix it with the remaining ingredients. Put everything in a loaf pan and put in the oven at 180° for 45-50 minutes. After that let the banana bread cool down.


Chiapudding

Chiapudding with berries on top

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  • 250 ml Milk of your choice
  • 30 g Chia seeds
  • 75 g Raspberries and blueberries
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Agave syrup
  • 25 g Chopped nuts

Mix the chia seeds with the milk and leave to soak for at least 30 minutes, at best over night. Purée the raspberries and blueberries finely and add the agava syrup.
Fill the chiapudding in a bowl and top it with the purée and the chopped nuts.

Tip: You can top the chiapudding with other fruits and toppings, e.g. with nut spreads or some granola.

Yet, it is the best to leave the sweet stuff at the supermarket the next time you go grocery shopping. That way you don’t even have the chance to be tempted at home.

Do you have any other snack ideas for the workday that you’d like to share? Then leave us a comment with your suggestion!

 

Responsible for the content of this article is Sara Erdem.

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