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by Lexi Petronis
Most offices have break rooms, or that one table where various (usually sugary) treats magically appear throughout the week. (Right now, I'm looking at a big pile of sugar cookies!)
This, of course, can be a problem. It's easy to head to the table and do some mindless snacking-which can catch up in terms of unwanted extra calories and, if the treats don't have much nutritional value, an afternoon crash that no cup of coffee can cure.
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So having some filling, tasty, healthy snacks in your desk drawer (which don't have to be refrigerated!) can help.
Here are some of my favorites...what are yours?
1) Little cans of veggie juice: I used to think tomato juice was the worst-but now I seriously can't get enough (pretty sure I have one every day). Veggie juice-with spinach, parsley, tomatoes, celery-is low in calories but has lots of nutrients (like vitamin A and lycopene). Just look for a version that's low in sodium.
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2) Peanut (or almond) butter with mini pitas or rice cakes: Nut butters have lots of satisfying protein, and it doesn't take much to feel full and recharged. Rice cakes are low in calories, and they have that good snacky crunch; mini whole-wheat pitas have a good amount of fiber.
3) Kale chips: I love making kale chips, but I've found they don't travel all that well (they turn to dust in the baggie!). But these Rhythm Superfoods kale chips (particularly the "zesty nacho" version, which is vegan and nicely spicy!) are totally desk-durable!
What snacks do you stash in your desk? And does your office have tons of treats floating around too?