When you’re working from 9-5, five days a week and fitting in a workout before or after, you need snacks in between meals to keep your energy levels up. It’s smart to keep healthy snacks nearby such as mixed nuts, protein bars, and fruit so you don’t up at the vending machine. Yeah, the candy bars, cookies, and chips may be portioned out already but they have no nutritional value.
Even healthy snacks become unhealthy when we over-eat them. When we eat straight out of a bag or bowl, it’s easy to go over the recommended portion size. It’s important to avoid over-eating because it can lead to weight-gain, which we’re more prone to if we’re sitting down at our desks all day. Well, unless you use a standing desk like some of our awesome team at MF.
Keep in mind that snacks are meant to hold you over until your next meal. They shouldn’t completely replace it.
I’ve done the hard work for you and found some of the best portion-controlled snacks. All of the options are less than 250 calories and packed with at least 7g protein.
Two eggs, hard-boiled 155 calories 13 g protein
One can of tuna (3 oz.), drained 105 calories 20 g protein
Fat-free Greek yogurt (6 oz.) 80 calories 15 g protein
Turkey chili (1 cup) 190 calories 24 g protein
Venison jerky (1 oz.) 70 calories 12 g protein
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