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8 nutritionist approved office snacks

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Nutritionists spend all their life scrutinising the nutrient values of foods. If you need a nutritious and low calorie wake up snack at work, you’ll never go wrong with these nutritionist approved office snacks.

 

Seaweed

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Add a little fibre to your diet with this low calorie option. A small pack of about 7 pieces are only about 15 calories! We understand that seaweed could sometimes be bland, so here’s a simple spiced seaweed recipe you could try.

 

Trail mix

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No nut or berry is the same. Nourish your body with a trail mix of an assortment of nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans), seeds(pumpkin, flaxseeds), and cranberries. This way, you’ll get a variety of beneficial nutrients like fiber, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.

 

Edamame with sunflower seeds

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Once you’ve tried this mix of edamame and sunflower seeds, you’ll never go back! These seeds are packed with protein and fiber, which will keep you feeling fuller for longer and curb sugar cravings. Have them raw or try out this unique recipe of lime and chipotle with this mix here

 

Fruit and granola parfait

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You can’t go wrong with low fat yoghurt mixed with berries and granola. Have it as a midday wake-up snack or a post workout snack after a morning workout to repair muscle tissue and speed up muscle recovery. Head over to Eastern Granola for an interesting array of Southeast Asian inspired granolas.

 

Light Chocolate Brittle

rocky-pecan-brittleSometimes, we can’t help but crave for something sweet and chocolatey. Instead of a brownie, opt for a chocolate brittle mixed with nuts for a lighter yet satisfying chocolate snack. Why not give BoxGreen’s Rocky Pecan Brittle a try?

 

Baked apples with oatmeal flakes

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Start the week right with these pre-baked apples topped with oatmeal flakes. Having apples will no longer be a bore again! Prepare it with this recipe or have it raw, topped with a trail mix or granolas.

Tau huey (no sugar)

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Yes we know, omitting sugar is hard. If you’re having it with sugar, try reducing the amount of it for a start or replace it with soya bean. It’s a good tea time snack to have when you are feeling hungry but you don’t want to be too full before dinner.

Tomatoes 

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No time to DIY? We’ve got you covered! Grab a box of tomatoes while grocery shopping and take it to work as a snack. The best part – it’s only 3 calories per tomato and rich in the antioxidant lycopene, which helps reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease. If it’s too bland, try coating it with a layer of hummus or peanut butter!

Leah, or better known as the Wonder Woman behind 'nutritionist approved' claims at Boxgreen, is a lover of all things food. She will do anything for Matcha bribes.

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