Whether you woke up with five minutes to spare or need to catch the next bus to work, it can be hard to find something healthy to eat when you’re short on time. But with a small amount of prep time and simple ingredients, you’ll be ready to go with these easy and healthy snacks for work!
1) Tropical fruit parfait
We’ve all had the overdone fruit parfait, but this snack puts a breezy twist on the classic idea. Fill your favorite travel cup halfway with nonfat or Greek yogurt, then cover it with a layer of granola, followed by cut kiwi, mango, and pineapple. You’ll be cruising to work before you know it!
2) Banana almond butter bites
Peel and cut a banana into small slices. Spread half of the pieces with almond butter or any other nut butter, then sandwich them with the other half of the banana slices. Feel free to get a little creative with this one: instead of small sandwiches, you can cut the banana in half the long way and spread nut butter before putting the pieces back together. Whatever way you slice it, it’s one of the quickest healthy snacks for work!
3) Cinnamon apples & peanut butter
For this snack, cut an apple into slices; but don’t remove the peel, that’s the healthiest part! Sprinkle cinnamon and a little bit of lemon juice over the apples (the lemon juice keeps apples from turning brown!). Spoon some peanut butter or nut butter of your choice into a small container and you’re ready to go!
4) Avocado tomato toast
Pop some whole grain bread into the toaster. While it gets crispy, pit an avocado and either mash or slice it. It’s up to you! When the toast is ready, spread the avocado and put sliced tomato on top. Another variation uses hummus as well as avocado, if you want to mix things up.
5) Strawberry ricotta bagel
Get your hands on some whole grain flat bagels, strawberries, and ricotta cheese. Toast the bagel or don’t, whichever you prefer. Then, spread ricotta cheese on each half, topping with cut strawberries. Drizzle with honey for something a little sweeter, and you’re out the door!
6) Peanut butter oat squares
This one takes a little bit more time, but it’s worth the effort if you get it done the night before you need it! Take 1 cup of peanut butter, one cup of honey, and three cups of oats, combining all into a bowl. Spread the mixture into a pan, bowl, or whatever you have on hand and pop them in the fridge. By morning, they’ll be ready to slice and grab for a delicious and healthy bite!
7) Caprese skewers
Gather up fresh mozzarella, baby tomatoes, and pitted green olives, along with some toothpicks. Cut the mozzarella into small pieces, and skewer each piece onto a toothpick along with an olive and a baby tomato. In place of olives, you can also chop up some fresh basil for a refreshing flavor. If you don’t have any toothpicks or want something a little different, mix the ingredients together in a container and drizzle with some Balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
8) Banana kale almond milk smoothie
This snack requires a blender, but it’s just as fast as the other healthy snacks for work if you have the ingredients on hand! Just combine one banana with one cup of kale and one cup of almond milk, blend, and pour into a travel cup! You’ll be out fast, and with an energizing and tasty smoothie.
9) Chili-lime mango slices
The mango is an underrated fruit, and this is one of the easiest and best ways to eat it! Cut a mango into slices and drizzle with lime juice, sprinkling chili powder to taste. Yes, that’s really it.
10) Banana bites
This might be the easiest snack of all. Just peel and slice a banana, rolling the edges of each piece in a mix of chia seeds and poppy seeds. Not only is it a fun texture combination, but the seeds will give you a great boost!