As a remote worker, you’ll have access to your refrigerator and pantry at all times. Because of this, it’s important that you have healthy snacks within grasp. Particularly if you work primarily while sitting at a desk, it’s important that you fuel up with healthy foods to keep your mood elevated, your mind sharp, and your waistline at bay. Eating healthy will keep you energized throughout your workday!
Here are some tips for eating healthy as a remote worker:
- Plan and prep your meals ahead for the entire week, including snacks. If you work a standard Monday through Friday schedule, consider planning your weekly menus on Sundays and purchase and prep the groceries needed for the week. Chop celery, cucumbers, carrots, and your favorite veggies for easy snacks; keep fresh fruit on hand; prep chicken dishes that can easily be reheated for lunches. Completing this task will make your week so efficient!
- Consider signing up for a health-food snack subscription. If having the time to prep food in advance is a challenge for you, consider signing up for a healthy snack subscription. Through a subscription, healthy snacks will be delivered right to your door.
- Stay hydrated. An important aspect of eating healthy is to drink plenty of water. Consider having a water cooler installed at home so you have access to fresh, filtered, chilled water all day long. During the summer months, add water to a mister to spray yourself with for a revitalizing treat.
- Stock your kitchen with these nine healthy foods to have a productive day. Having this list on hand will promote eating healthy and offer you protein, fiber, and brain food to keep you alert throughout the day.
And here’s a list of healthy foods perfect for remote work snacking:
Water—Or Better Yet—Vitamin Water
Hydrate all day to keep your brain sharp and your energy level high. Water will keep your fatigue at bay to make you more productive throughout your workday.
Almonds are packed with six grams of protein in one ounce. Almonds offer a healthy crunch with strong nutritional value. This nut is rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, fiber, and iron. The FDA says eating 1.5 ounces of almonds, or similar nuts, a day may reduce your risk of heart disease.
Sugar snap peas are high in folate, a brain booster. This crispy treat is high in vitamins A and C. This veggie is an antioxidant that boosts immunity and promotes collagen production.
A berry blend of raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries will give you a major vitamin C boost. Berries are high in fiber and potassium and they are packed with antioxidants. Berries are known to lower blood pressure, fight cancer, and promote weight control.
Greek yogurt is high in B12, selenium, riboflavin, calcium, and phosphorus. Filled with probiotics, greek yogurt offers a smooth, creamy option perfect for a light healthy snack.
Turkey Breast Slices
With 28 grams of protein in each four-ounce serving, turkey is a lean meat that will keep you filled for a long time. Turkey is high in B6 and niacin, which are essential to your body’s energy production.
Blend mayo with shredded chicken breast and chopped celery and you have a quick protein-packed, low-carb snack. Fill a leaf of lettuce with this blend or top a celery stalk with it for a satisfying and filling mini-meal. This lean meat is high in protein and a metabolism booster.
Blend berries, bananas, ice, milk, and protein powder for a refreshing healthy snack treat. The protein powder will keep you feeling full while you get the benefits of eating fruit in this cool blend. You’ll benefit from getting a high amount of potassium along with other important nutrients.
Dark chocolate offers antioxidants and promotes improved blood flow and lower blood pressure. Dark chocolate is also high in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and many other nutrients. Consuming controlled amounts of dark chocolate is a great way to treat yourself after a hard day of work.
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