DAY 2 - 35 Healthy Snacks for Work That You Can Keep at Your Desk
All hail the snack drawer.
6 - Crackers
Crackers have gotten a bad rap, but there are some nutritious options out there to use as a vessel for your nut butter (or hummus or cheese, if you've got it in the fridge). In the SELF Editors' Choice Food Awards, the two that made the cut (and were super tasty, too) were Nabisco Triscuit Baked Whole Grain Wheat Dill Sea Salt & Olive Oil and Vans Fire-Roasted Veggie Crackers.
7 - Jerky
Gone are the days when jerky was reserved for camping. This uber-portable snack is earning serious cred for its major protein boost. Several SELF staffers stash Vermont Smoke & Cure meat sticks in their desk drawers. It's that tasty.
8 - Air-Popped Popcorn
Make easy air-popped popcorn at the office by adding 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels to a microwave-safe bowl, then covering with a microwave-safe plate and popping it in for 2 minutes and 45 seconds, according to LifeHacker. Stash seasonings like cinnamon, red pepper flakes, cumin, turmeric, or dried rosemary in your drawer to add flavor. (You can also make it ahead at home if you don't have a microwave available.)
9 - Roasted Seaweed
This savory and crunchy snack is a great alternative to go-to chips or crackers, and it's loaded with minerals and A, C, E, K and B vitamins. "Seaweed acts as a vegetable in our diets because it is a low-calorie, fibrous, nutrient-dense food," Tanya Zuckerbrot, M.S., R.D., founder of F-Factor Nutrition, told SELF in February. You can find dried seaweed at health food stores.
10 - Granola
Granola or cereal is a great dry snack to keep at your desk, because you can eat it plain or add it to different parts of whatever else you eat during the day. For example, to get ~extra fancy~, snag some communal milk from the office fridge and pour over your bowl for extra protein. Or try adding a bit to your salad for some crunch—sounds weird, but is delicious!
By Alexa Tucker