Spicy Avocado: Several health experts highly recommended Avocado due to its nutritious benefits. Studies reveal Avocados can help lower LDL cholesterol, improve symptoms of arthritis and protect skin from sun damage. Furthermore, Avocados are high in fiber, potassium, magnesium and monounsaturated fat. Sprinkle half a medium avocado with salt and a dash of cayenne pepper for a savoury, filling snack.
Peanuts: Peanuts are a good source of dietary protein. They make for an amazing snack as it contains rich in fibre, good quality fat, and are packed with many vital vitamins and proteins. Simply roast them and toss with a handful of spices for a lip-smacking treat.
Dried coconut: Dried coconut not only is tasty, filling and portable but also high in fat, including medium-chain fats that may increase metabolism. It also promotes weight loss and improves brain function in people with impaired memory. Go for unsweetened dried coconut and avoid packaged options as it contains sugar.
Boiled egg chaat: Perfect to beat a mid day craving or even as a snack with a cup of tea, boiled eggs help make you feel full without adding to your daily calorie count. Easy to carry to work as a part of your dabba, boiled eggs can be eaten either just the way they are or seasoned with some salt, red chillie powder, chopped onions and green chillies
Energy bars: Low calorie, high fibre and protein-rich energy bars make for a great office snack. A snack bar filled with almonds, cashews, cranberries, dates, honey, brown sugar and oats is a healthy option as a snack
Mixed sprouts chaat: Made with mixed sprouts, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers, this snack is easy to make and carry to work. Seasoned with a little bit of lemon juice and chaat masala, mixed sprouts chaat is a great mid day snack
Mixed fruit salad: Made with an assortment of fruits such as grapes, berries, kiwi, apple, cucumber, papaya, pomegranates, bananas, a mixed fruit salad makes for a delicious snack that provides natural minerals and vitamins
Nuts and berries: A mix of high-calorie and low sugar nuts and berries is a heart-healthy desktop diet you should opt for. Nuts like pistachios, walnuts, cashews, almonds contain unsaturated and heart-healthy fats along with fibre and Omega-3 fatty acids. Mineral loaded berries like strawberries, blueberries, cranberries are good to go with the nuts in one bowl. Carry a handful of nuts and berries to work and munch them whenever you feel hungry
Oats and vegetable pancake: A high-protein and high-fibre dish that tastes delicious, Oats and vegetable pancakes are easy to make and carry to work. Made with assorted vegetables like carrots, peas and beans, this snack is perfect when all you have the time for is a quick snack
Vegetable-paneer sandwich: A sandwich that is loaded with minerals, calcium and vitamins, a paneer-veggie sandwich is easy to make and carry to work. Use brown bread instead of white to make it a little more healthy and you're good-to-go!
Yogurt: Rich in 'good bacteria' and excellent for the digestive system, yogurt is rich in protein, calcium, vitamins, potassium, magnesium. You can choose to carry a box of plain yogurt or choose a flavoured one as a snack for the office
Cucumber Slices with Hummus: Cucumber with hummus is a great nutritious diet that can suppress your hunger while your working in the office. Cucumbers have cucurbitacin E, a compound that may have anti-cancer effects. And Hummus is made from chickpeas, olive oil and garlic, which can reduce inflammation. Hummus can also enhance heart health.
Olives: Olives are one of the nutritious fruits that have monounsaturated fats. This Mediterranean diet is very high in heart-healthy as it contains powerful antioxidants like oleuropein. It can also fight inflammation, reduce insulin resistance and may even help decrease cancer risk.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes: Sun-dried tomatoes contain more lycopene than regular tomatoes that helps protect your skin from environmental agents. Usually, they are packed in olive oil, which helps your body absorb more of the lycopene. Sun-dried tomatoes make for a great snack that can suppress your craving in the office.
Rather than munching pizza, burger, or deep fried snacks at work, opt for these healthy and definitely yummy snacks to keep yourself satisfied and satiated. Here are 14 such snacks that can be part of your office tiffin box...
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