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Snacks that can Survive Your Desk Drawer

Dark Chocolate 10/26/2007photo © 2007 Diana House | more info (via: Wylio)If you could have a dollar back for every time you hit the vending machine when that mid-afternoon snack craving hits… you probably could buy those new shoes you have been eyeing up. Or ten new pairs. Here are some options for healthy snacks that can stay fresh in your desk.

Clementine Oranges

If you can keep them in a bowl on your kitchen table, why not drop a few in a desk drawer? Or keep them in plain sight as a thrifty substitute for fresh flowers and a reminder to eat them instead of the vending machine Cheetos.

Almonds and dark chocolate

A few almonds and a half-ounce of deep, dark chocolate can go a long way towards satisfying a sweet tooth. Just remember to keep it in moderation.

Peanut butter and apples.

Here’s a sweet treat with enough fuel to power you to the moon. Or through that late afternoon conference call.

Soy Crisps

To satisfy that salty craving and pack a protein punch. With 7 grams of protein and only 120 calories for 17 crisps… soy crisps go a long way towards satisfying a serious snack attack.
Dried fruit and nut packs

Bite-sized nuts and dried fruits are eminently snackable, perhaps too much so. Keep your portion under control by throwing them in individual-sized bags.

Protein Powder/Bars.

Protein bars and shakes come in so many flavors these days. Just keep an eye on the sugar content.

Your favorite cereal

We recommend Kashi Go Lean. It has a high protein count that will help stave off hunger.

Jerky

Choose a classic beef or turkey version, or try one of the vegetarian varieties in wake-you-up flavors like wasabi. Always keep an eye on sodium content though.

Sources: Sarah McCall, Shine Staff

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