Published on August 01, 2019

Ultimate Desk Snacks

Work-related stress, looming deadlines, even boredom, can entice the most disciplined eater to raid the office snack cabinet. Stockpiling healthy snacks in your desk drawer can keep your energy level up and your diet goals steady.

woman eating from container of nuts at deskPut these shelf-stable, work-friendly snacks on your grocery list.

  • Applesauce – Full of fiber and healthy carbs; available in individual cups for portion control
  • Dark chocolate – Contains antioxidants, which fight heart disease, cancer and other serious conditions; individually-wrapped pieces help with portion control
  • Granola – Chock full of fiber and iron; look for varieties with 8 grams of sugar or less
  • Low-sodium jerky – Solid source of protein
  • Nuts and seeds – Great sources of needed minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants
  • Plain instant oatmeal packets – Full of fiber; add nuts or dried fruit for flavor
  • Popcorn – Choose plain or lightly salted varieties for a good source of fiber
  • Protein bars — Choose bars with at least 12 grams of protein, fewer than 7 grams of sugar and less than 12 grams of fat
  • Trail mixes – Choose varieties with nuts and dried fruit for more fiber
  • Tuna pouches – Excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids; available in individual packets; look for water-packed varieties
  • Whole grain crackers – Look for crackers with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving and whole grain as the first ingredient; spread them with nut butter for a protein boost

Eating healthy is a lifestyle choice that isn’t always easy to make. Our registered dietitians can help.

Explore our outpatient nutritional counseling services