5 low-calorie snacks on your work desk to fight hunger pangs
1. Nuts and dried fruit
Nuts and dried fruits are a healthy and non-perishable option with a good balance of all three macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins). Moreover, nuts and dried fruits are loaded with fiber that can help keep you full between meals.
2. Roasted chickpeas (channa)
This snack is high in protein, fibre, and several vitamins and minerals. In fact, half cup (125 grams) of chickpeas has 5 grams of fibre and 10 grams of protein. Additionally, chickpeas contain essential amino acids and high quality protein. This snack will help improve feelings of fullness and may aid weight loss as well.
3. Apple slices with peanut butter
This is a delicious and satisfying snack consisting of protein and healthy fats. Apples are high in fiber and water, making them filling. Peanut butter on the other hand will give you a solid dose of carbohydrates, fiber, good fats and protein.
4. Homemade oats and granola bar
Oats and granola bar will provide you with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds that help with weight management, lowering blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease. This snack will boost your immunity, ward off bacterial infections and help your stomach stay full for a considerable time.
Popcorn is a satisfying snack that is high in fibre and low in calories. About 16 grams (2 cups) of popcorn has 62 calories, 12 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fibre, and several vitamins and minerals. Moreover, it contains antioxidants called polyphenols that may help protect against chronic conditions such as heart disease.
Balance health and hunger pangs with these snacks!