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Smarter Workday Snacks
Never snack on carbohydrates alone. Simple carbs quickly raise your blood sugar, but you won't sustain the elevated energy levels required to get you through the day. While pretzels may seem like a healthful, low-fat choice, they won't deliver the sustained energy lift you need. Instead, an ideal power snack consists of complex carbohydrates, such as whole-grain bread or crackers, fruits, and vegetables combined with a protein, such as cheese, hummus, peanut butter, and low-fat milk.
Here are some suggestions for healthy and conveniently portable midday snacks:
# Baby carrots and hummus. Many convenience stores carry premade hummus, and you can substitute any crunchy vegetable favorites, such as cucumber slices and sweet bell pepper strips, that you can cut up the night before.
# Apple and cheese. Choose any reduced-fat cheese, such as mozzarella or Swiss, to enjoy with apple slices or grapes.
# Whole-grain crackers and peanut butter. This is a sure pick-me-up. Packed with complex carbs, fiber, and protein, this snack will give you sustained energy, and it's easy to keep in a desk drawer.
# Banana and peanut butter. This is a great idea if you are craving something a little sweeter. Peanut butter spread on a just ripe banana is truly satisfying.
# Trail mix. Try making your own — combine nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and Brazil nuts with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and your favorite whole-wheat cereal.
# Whole-wheat English muffin and low-fat cream cheese. If you're a lover of bagels and cream cheese, this is a good option.
# Low-fat vanilla yogurt topped with raisins. This is a delicious way to get calcium-rich dairy food into your day. If you think a lot of yogurt brands taste too sweet, try Greek yogurt varieties and top them with fresh fruit, such as blueberries or sliced bananas.
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