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OFFICE SNACKS THAT WILL NOT WRECK YOUR FITNESS PLAN

OFFICE SNACKS THAT WILL NOT WRECK YOUR FITNESS PLAN

The 9-5 desk job can be a challenge for your fitness plan. It is relatively easy to swerve the office cake run, but lunches and munches are still needed.

Office snacks need to be portable, long-lasting and without strong smells. Try these ideas to keep you and your colleagues happy.

1.STORES FOR THE DESK DRAWER

Bananas and apples are the classic no-packaging snack, and will last happily in the desk drawer for about three days. Keep a store of nuts, seeds and dried fruit too – buy in bulk and decant into small reusable containers. Make sure you aren’t nibbling without paying attention, as the calories can stack up.

2.ITEMS FOR THE FRIDGE

If there is a fridge in the office, make the most of it with a plastic box of healthy goodies. It only takes five minutes the night before to chop up tomatoes, cucumber, celery and a bit of cheese for an instant salad. Keep a couple of bottles of light dressing in that fridge and there is a tasty snack at a fraction of the price from the deli.

3. LUNCH BREAK PLANS

There are quite a few options for packed lunches that won’t pack on the pounds. Don’t underestimate the good old sandwich, with a protein-packed filling topped with salad or crunchy raw veg.

If there’s a microwave available your options widen. A jacket potato takes under ten minutes to cook. If you have leftovers from last night’s stir fry, give those a minute in the microwave and there is your topping.  Classic alternatives such as tuna with cheese or baked beans also make for a filling hot lunch.

With some spare moment commuter exercises for the journey and some good food for the day, there’s no need for office life to be unhealthy.

 

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Jessica Ambrose

Jessica is a fitness writer who loves long distance running, yoga, strength training and healthy eating.

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