We try to overcome it, but we end up snacking on unhealthy snacks that we usually end up regretting. It is not our fault though, it is the natural rhythm of our body clock that causes us to slow down at around 2—3pm every day. This is why some cultures practice siesta. Not all of us are so blessed. So, for that extra energy boost during your workday, we suggest you stock up your desk with these healthy snacks.
Crunchy, low in fat, and doesn’t make a mess, this fun snack will fill you up when you’re feeling peckish. It can also distract you from your lethargy by giving you something else to do while you work.
2. Dried fruits and nuts
This combination of sweet, sour, and salty is definitely an enjoyable snack to have on your desk. Eat it while you work and surprise yourself with either a fruit or a nut each time you reach into the bowl.
3. Wasabi peas
Nothing perks you up better than a hit of wasabi. This makes wasabi peas the best snack when you are starting to feel drowsy and coffee just won’t do.
4. Dry cereal
Cereal is generally low in calories if you don’t consider the sugar-laden options. Go for whole grain cereal that is rich in fibre when you snack on dry cereal and enjoy the benefits such as minimising your blood sugar swings and optimising your brainpower and mental focus.
5. Japanese rice crackers
Another must-have are Japanese rice crackers. These delicious, savory and crunchy snacks are even better when wrapped in seaweed. Not only will you get an energy boost from the carbs but you will also get your dose of iron from the seaweed.
6. Healthy bars
Be it a fruit and nut bar, a granola bar, or a protein bar, these are the easiest thing to have at your desk. However, try to stick to the ones that are low in sugar because the calories might pile up.