Fuel yourself through your qualification by munching on the ten best desk snacks for productivity. From crunchy carrots and hummus to a punchy green smoothie, there’s something to keep everyone alert and productive.
Almonds are packed full of healthy fats and calories to get you through the day. They have an unmistakably tasty flavour and are full of protein to help curb your appetite.
Everyone’s favourite yellow fruit is high in potassium and glucose, the latter of which helps you stay focused throughout the day. They also have a surprising amount of carbohydrates to keep you full and stop you from snacking while you work
8. Dark chocolate
Believe it or not, chocolate can be a healthy way to get your day started. Dark chocolate has many useful nutrients that maximise your performance. The sugar and caffeine will give you an energy boost, while the magnesium can relieve stress and relax muscles.
7. Carrots & hummus
Carrots and hummus complement each other to give you a creamy, crunchy and creative start to your day. The omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids in the hummus have been found to improve intelligence and elevate your mood. Carrots contain luteolin, which helps improve memory.
Not a fan of carrots? Pair hummus with bell peppers or celery instead.
6. Apple & peanut butter
Sweet and salty work in tandem to create a snack that is as tasty as it is nutritious. Apples are full of natural sugars, which are a healthy way to get your energy source for the day. Peanut butter is high in protein, which keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
5. Hard-boiled eggs
If you work from home, take advantage of working alone by inviting eggs into your snack inventory. Hard-boiled eggs are easy to make and include a wide variety of nutrients, including protein, iron, calcium and vitamins B6 and B12.
Edamame are little pods full of nutrient-packed beans. The edamame bean is high in protein but low in calories and can be sprinkled with a little chilli or salt for extra flavour.
3. Greek yoghurt
Creamy Greek yoghurt is higher in protein than regular yoghurt and has a distinctive flavour. It also contains calcium and other minerals to help you stay focused throughout the day. Plus, greek yoghurt can be paired with fruits or nuts to give an extra little bit of flavour and texture.
2. Green smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to pack many nutrients and flavours into one easy-to-drink snack. We recommend a combination of spinach, celery, cucumber, nut butter, protein powder and a milk of your choice. This concoction will ensure you get a good balance of fibre, protein and healthy fat.
Hydration is the most important part of staying healthy, focused and energised. While it may not be the most flavoursome snack, water should be your highest priority. We recommend drinking two litres of water a day to significantly boost your energy level and improve your mental ability.
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