Managing a good work/life balance as well as maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle can be tricky and all of us can struggle with the balance from time to time. Only 41% of us manage to get just two of our five a day whereas averagely we reach for the more tasty and unhealthy alternatives.
We’ve put together a list full of simple and nutritious office snacks you can enjoy for more variety, better nutrition and increased energy that will leave you more energised and falling in love with healthy elevenses/ mid morning snacks again.
Loaded with healthy fats and protein, nuts are also great sources of fibre. Eating a handful can help you feel fuller for longer and aid with slow release energy throughout the day.
Berries contain naturally occurring sugars and many are loaded with anti-oxidants which can be good for heart health and lowers risk of infection. Berries also add vibrancy and exciting colour to any elevenses occasion.
Some berries, like strawberries are packed with around 90% water so they’ll fill you up and hydrate you simultaneously! Try replacing those biscuits loaded with sugars and trans fats with strawberries and a bottle of water for a tasty and nutritious elevenses break.
Granola’s oats deliver impressive numbers in fibre, (a much-needed addition for British diets as the average Brit doesn’t get enough) and iron. Additionally nuts and seeds add heart-healthy unsaturated fats and some protein. Natural yogurt can also be added for an even bigger protein boost and to really make it a bowl of super nutrition, you could add some berries too.
Do keep in mind that not all granola is created equal. Some can be high in sugar and some contain high calories per serving, make sure you’re picking the right one. The right pick really can be a great addition and can be a great nutritious and delicious mid- morning snack.
So there you have our top nutritious and tasty elevenses suggestions. Which one are you most excited to try? Are there any others you can think of? Get in touch and let us know.