Healthy snack ideas perfect for work

It is often hard to get through a day of work without getting a little hungry. That's okay; snacking can actually be good for you as long as you choose healthy foods in the right proportions. Here is a list of 15 tasty snacks that are perfect for work breaks. While most of them require a refrigerator or a microwave, a few can be stashed in your desk for an easy midday nibble.

A Small Sandwich: Choose whole grain bread, lots of veggies, and maybe a slice or two of ham or lean turkey breast and make a small sandwich that offers plenty of vitamins and minerals with less than 300 calories.

Apples and Peanut Butter: Similar to fruit and nuts, this snack is far more filling and satisfying. Apples are available in numerous varieties from crisp and tart to juicy and sweet and have a high fiber content it it. Pair it with peanut butter with no added sugar and there you have the yummiest snack.

Yogurt and Fruit: An excellent addition to any diet, yogurt can be transformed into something not-so-good if it's mixed with sugary mix-ins. Go for a plain Greek yogurt in a single-serve container with a lot of fresh fruits.

Rice Cakes: A plain rice cake is low in calories. It is relatively bland and that is why it makes a nice base for almost any topping. Tasty toppings include plain yogurt with honey and berries, sliced avocados with lime juice, or cottage cheese with sliced tomato.

Popcorn: Popcorn is considered as the healthiest snack of all times. It is counted as a whole grain because it is high in fiber. It's also low in calories as long as you don't add seasoning blends or cover it with melted butter. One regular-sized bag has almost 300 calories. You can also buy single-serving sizes.

Fresh Fruit and Nuts: Fresh fruit and nuts are the simplest yet the best snack option. A fruit and few almonds will give all the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats, your body requires. You can also go for apples with walnuts or bananas with pecans. Nuts help you improve your heart health by lowering your "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

Fresh Veggies and Dip: Vegetables are low in calories and high in fiber, plus they're loaded with vitamins and minerals. Most of your calories comes from the dip. If you like dip, bring along carrots sticks, zucchini slices, cucumber rounds, radish halves, and other favorite vegetables.

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