Healthy snacks perfect for home or office

It’s the eternal quest – the perfect snack that is healthy, convenient and best of all, tastes great.  Throughout the day, snacks are animportant addition to our regular meals.  The human body needs fueled about every 3-5 hours when we’re awake.  Most of us at some point during the day, usually mid-morning or mid- to late afternoon, are looking for something to tide us over until our next meal. 

Our search for  healthy snack ideas usually revolves around what to keep in your desk drawer or a fridge at work or healthy snack foods to have on hand if you work from home.  Here are some  ideas of  healthy yet tasty snacks filling you up while providing valuable nutrients promoting your health:

Healthy snacks that don’t require refrigeration

·         Quacker instant oatmeal packs – good source of fiber, protein, vitamin A, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron 

·         Tuna fish packets – good source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium 

·         Salmon packets – good source of protein 

·         Dark chocolate covered almonds – good source of protein and healthy fat 

·         Homemade trail mix – depends on ingredients but most are a good source of fiber and protein 

·         Beef or turkey jerky – good source of protein 

·         SoyJoy fruit bars –most are good sources of fiber and protein 

·         KIND bars – most are good sources of fiber and protein 

·         Lara bars – most are good sources of protein, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese

·         Kashi bars – most are good sources of healthy fats, fiber and protein 

·         Any nuts – almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts – good sources of healthy fats, fiber, protein, Vitamin B6, thiamin, magnesium, copper 

·         Planters NUT-rition heart healthy mix individual packets – good source of protein, fiber, healthy fat, vitamin E, manganese, copper, zinc, magnesium, iron 

·         Planters NUT –rition wholesome nut mix individual packets – good source of protein, fiber, healthy fat, iron, vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium, copper and manganese 

·         Biena roasted chickpeas – good source of protein, fiber, iron 

Healthy snacks that do require refrigeration 

·         Greek yogurt – good source of calcium, probiotics, protein 

·         String cheese – good source of calcium and protein 

·         Individual cottage cheese containers – good source of calcium,  protein, and potassium 

·         Individual hummus containers– good source of thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, fiber, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and zinc 

·         Hard boiled eggs – good source of protein, riboflavin, vitamin B12, selenium and phosphorus 

·         Sugarsnap peas, cherry tomatoes, grapes, fresh berries, baby carrots, clementine oranges, and apples – all good sources of fiber, various vitamins and minerals