Let’s be real, no one enjoys being hangry—the dreaded combination of hunger and anger—or being around someone who is. And when there’s work to be done at the office, there’s no time to deal with a lack of concentration or hunger-related mood swings. Luckily, hangry moments can be easily avoided by eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day to maintain blood sugar and energy. So instead of hitting the vending machine, dig into one of these better-for-you office snacks:
OFFICE SNACKS SOLUTION 1: FRUIT TRAIL MIX
When choosing office snacks, nuts provide a one-two punch of plant-based protein and a dose of energy. What’s more, nuts are best digested when accompanied with fruit. So keep a stash of the NEW Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Ginger Peach Blend in your desk drawer for easy access when the hunger starts to creep in. Issues with portion control? Well, we won’t tell if you eat the whole bag, but we also recommend trying the NEW Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Single Serve Multipack Pineapple for a simple way to track your snacking.
OFFICE SNACKS SOLUTION 2: HUMMUS & VEGGIES
While at work, keep your blood sugar in check by eating every four hours. Luckily, sticking to this rule is easy with the right office snacks on hand. For a filling and fiber-rich snack, store homemade hummus in the office fridge. Switch up your dippers with a variety of fresh vegetables, like broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas or radishes.
OFFICE SNACKS SOLUTION 3: FRUIT CHIPS
If you’re in need of a pick-me-up, look no further than fruit chips. Dried fruit is not only a sweet treat, it also boasts a number of health benefits. So take your pick from NEW Sunkist Fruit Chips® Medley Banana • Mango • Pineapple, Sunkist Fruit Chips® Crunchy Fuji Apple, NEW Sunkist Fruit Chips® Medley Blueberries • Pineapple or any other variety bursting with real fruit flavor.
OFFICE SNACKS SOLUTION 4: OATMEAL CUPS
From saving money to making healthier choices, there are plenty of reasons that planning your snacks in advance is beneficial. Prep your office snacks on Sunday so that you’re set for the week. For a simple, grab-and-go snack, whip up a batch of these Baked Oatmeal Cups. Then sprinkle your favorite toppings (think Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Strawberry Banana Blend or Sunkist Fruit Chips® Crunchy Banana) on each cup.
OFFICE SNACKS SOLUTION 5: GRANOLA TRAIL MIX
Improving heart health, lowering cholesterol and building strong bones are just a few of the benefits linked to granola. And when it’s combined with highly nutritious almonds, the result is ideal for your stash of better-for-you office snacks. Before leaving home for a day of meetings, toss a few NEW Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Single Serve Multipack Breakfast Espresso & Granola Blend in your bag.
OFFICE SNACKS SOLUTION 6: AVOCADO TOAST
Did you know avocados benefit brain function? Bring your A-game to the office with the help of avocado toast. Besides being the healthy snack du jour, avocado toast can be put together in no time. Store some whole grain bread in the fridge, pop it in the toaster and top it with sliced avocado, a pinch of sea salt and anything else that piques your creative fancy. Oh, and don’t forget to ‘gram it.