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8 Healthy Office Snacks

Posted: 01/25/2012 8:17 am

By Katherine Brooking, M.S., R.D. and Holley Grainger, M.S., R.D.

Working eight or more hours a day can make it difficult to eat healthfully unless you plan ahead. Research shows that eating every four hours helps to keep your metabolism charged and your energy level high. Before you dig in your drawer for spare change and head to the vending machine, plan ahead and stash low-calorie, nutritious snacks in a cabinet, drawer, or your briefcase.

Each of these snacks has less than 200 calories and are sure to satisfy when the 3 p.m. cravings hit.

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Photos: Lee Harrelson

Whole Wheat Crackers and Peanut Butter
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Save your quarters by skipping the vending machine's peanut butter crackers and packing your own nutritious snack. For a hunger-curbing option, try 10 multigrain wheat crackers (such as Multigrain Wheat Thins) and a tablespoon of peanut butter. This nutrient-rich snack rings in at just 193 calories and offers 2 grams of fiber. The combination of complex carbs and protein help to keep your blood sugar stable and keep you feeling full longer.
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