16 Healthy Desk-Side Snacks To Get Through Your Work Day

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Cranking out work all day can be so draining that you often forget to keep your body fueled. Snacking is a good way to keep your energy levels up and your mind sharp, but the last thing you want is to reach for something unhealthy and sugary. Keep one of these sixteen healthy snacks on hand to stay energized and productive from 9 to 5.

1. Pumpkin Blondies

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When you need a sweet treat that won’t derail your day, grab one of these tasty Pumpkin Blondies. They are so soft, chewy, and moist that you won’t be able to eat just one.

2. Cornbread Muffins

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While they may not be a traditional desk snack, these Cornbread Muffins are ideal for tucking away in your drawer for the day. Make a batch of these on the weekend, store them in the fridge, and bring a couple to work throughout the week.

3. Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

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These Chocolate Chip Protein Bars make a great mid-day snack that will get you through until dinner. They are hearty, filling, and taste great.

4. Coconut Granola Bars

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Coconut Granola Bars are a delicious afternoon snack that will keep you going until dinnertime.

5. Energy Bites

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When you just need to power through your day, Energy bites are a great snack. You don’t need many to get the job done, either. They are delicious and filling.

6. Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted chickpeas are a higher protein substitute for popcorn. They are crunchy, seasoned pretty much any way you like them, and the fiber really helps keep you full.

7. Kettle Corn

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Homemade Kettle Corn is delicious stuff. It’s a quick and tasty snack that you can nosh on all day long.

8. Chocolate Bark

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If you need a little something sweet in the middle of your day, nobody will blame you for taking a moment to enjoy some delicious, homemade Chocolate bark.

9. Granola Bark

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Here’s another delicious sweet treat you can feel pretty good about snacking on. This Granola bark is light but filled with good-for-you ingredients that truly fill you up.

10. Homemade Corn Chips

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Homemade Corn Chips are unequaled in the flavor department. They are low in fat thanks to baking them instead of frying them, and they will pair well with many different types of dip.

11. Matcha Energy Balls

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Matcha Energy Balls are an exquisite mid-day snack that will help power you through your day while giving you all the health benefits of matcha.

12. Lunchbox Muffins

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These mini Lunchbox Muffins are perfect for packing up and taking along to school. They are small enough to just pop one in your mouth when you need it, and they are actually surprisingly filling.

13. Trail Mix

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Trail mix is always a nutritional winner that also delivers on flavor. It’s portable, needs no refrigeration, and is perfect for a teacher on the go.

14. Low Carb Trail Mix

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If you eat low-carb or keto, this Low carb trail mix is what you want. It’s a sweet and hearty treat in the middle of a hectic day. It’s easy to eat, packed with good nutrients, and you can simply grab a handful whenever you need it.

15. Lara Bars

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If you love Lara bars, try making your own at home. They taste exactly the same as the store-bought bars, and you can cut them as large or small as you want.

16. No-Bake Granola Bars

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No bake granola bars are an epic sweet treat for the busy teacher. Easy to pack, these tasty treats go anywhere and require no refrigeration during the day.

The Daily Snack Tray

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Home with the kids? This snack tray idea is a great way to get them to snack on healthy foods all day and quit bugging you for snacks. Works for adults, too!

After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

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Sick of the kids ruining dinner with everything they eat after they get home from school? Here are some ideas for healthier snacks they’ll enjoy that won’t ruin dinner.

Need Some Healthy Movie Snacks?

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The food shack at the movie theater can leave you with a tummy ache when the movie is done. Here are some snacks you can sneak in or enjoy at home for a happier belly.

40 Clean Eating Road Trip Snacks

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Hitting the road this summer? Take along some healthy snacks that will keep you from overspending and ending up with a stomach ache because we all know that the food you buy on the road is rarely, if ever, the healthiest option.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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