You might have doubts but beef jerky is actually healthy and good for weight loss. It’s high in protein and doesn’t raise your levels of insulin, a hormone that controls how you store fat.
Snack Guru promises no refined sugar, preservatives and additives in their products. Plus, their beef jerky’s come in all sorts of different flavours and types. It’s the perfect tasty-work snack if you need a munchie around the office.
$7.90, Snack Guru
This savory and crunchy snack is a great healthy substitute for chips and crackers. Lightly roasted and seasoned with natural salt, you won’t feel any guilt when you’re munching away at your desk.
Plus, it’s filled with minerals and vitamins- an added bonus.
Sweet, chewy and filled with vitamins. This convenient snack is fuss-free and healthy, it’s shelf-stable and low in fat. Made with real fruit, it’s the perfect pick-me-up at work and keeps the hunger away.
You can still indulge in a bit of chocolate, even if you’re on a healthy lifestyle – just make sure it’s dark chocolate, which is one of the best sources of antioxidants. This artisanal chocolate from Beans to Bar features a subtle umami taste, thanks to the addition of sea salt crystals.
$9, Beans to Bar
Maple syrup is nature’s sweetener that’s long been considered a healthier alternative to refined sugar – it boasts antioxidant properties and a whole host of other minerals and nutrients. Here, it serves as a glorious glaze for this nut mix encompassing crunchy walnuts, almonds, cashews and pepitas.
$5.90, Amazin’ Graze
When popcorn is done right – that is, not overly processed – it can actually be a healthy snack. These ones are made using quality, GM-free corn. They are light and fluffy, drizzled with just a hint of salt and brown sugar for taste. Gluten and wheat free, each pack is just under 130 kcals.
These chips are made from purple corn, which is rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant that can be found in darkly coloured fruits and vegetables. They are said to improve everything from cardiovascular health to collagen regeneration. Beat those Monday blues when you dunk the chips into your favourite salsa or cheese dip.
If there’s a treat that was the exact opposite of guilt-free, it would be chocolate chip cookies. But these ones are different. Made using velvety, antioxidant-packed semi-dark chocolate chips tumbled together with gluten-free flour, these chunky biscuits will allow you to indulge without all the accompanying guilt. Bonus: they are really delicious too!
Snacking on broccoli might seem a bit extreme and more than a little unpalatable, but not when they are these chips! Made using real broccoli, this snack is packed with all the nutrients associated with one of the world’s healthiest vegetables. Plus, there’s no sugar, preservatives or colouring added.
With all the current flak about refined grains and how they can raise insulin levels, it’s a great time to rethink your grain intake. This delicious treat can help you get started. With no added sugar, this rich assortment of seeds, nuts and coconut flakes are lightly roasted in organic coconut oil, which in itself is known to encompass benefits like heart disease prevention. You can use it as a topping over your favourite yoghurt, pair it with milk and fresh fruits for a power breakfast or even munch on it on its own.
$14.50, The Whole Kitchen
These dried figs are sweet and slightly tart. Sourced from Turkish Aydin figs ripened on trees warmed by the Mediterranean sun, the fruits were hand picked and dried with no added preservatives or colours. So what you get is the natural goodness of the fruit. But unlike typical dried fruits, these are pasteurised and rehydrated with spring water so they become soft and extremely chewable.
The folks at Pili Pushers sourced the pili nut from a community of independent farmers in the Philippines who grow these nuts on volcanic soils. The nuts were pre-sprouted by hand so that they would contain natural enzymes, minerals and nutrients like magnesium and Vitamins B1 and B6.
They are then dehydrated to lock in those benefits. If you’re new to the pleasures of this superfood, know this: The crispy yet creamy texture is somewhat similar to almonds.
$7.90, Pili Pushers
Great when eaten with fruits or crackers but also perfectly delicious on its own, cheese is a classic day-time snack.
Besides keeping your taste buds satisfied, the cheeses are also packed with calcium, which helps to build stronger bones – talk about killing two birds with one stone!
Packed with calcium, protein, vitamins and good bacteria (that’s great for your gut), yogurt is always a pleasant addition to any diet.
For a healthier option, opt for a cup of plain Greek yogurt, topped with a drizzle of honey and some fresh fruits or granola – this’ll brighten you up at your desk for sure.