5 Healthy Snacks That Are Perfect for Eating at Work
It’s the new year, meaning a lot of us are trying to eat healthier. But what happens when your 3 p.m. munchies strike at work and you’re running low on energy? Reach for one of these snacks from Thrive Market.
Thrive Market sells affordable organic products and delivers them straight to your front door. We partnered with the online grocer and tested a number of products from their collection (full disclosure: They sent us a gift card to shop with). We found these five healthy snacks that are perfect for stashing in your desk drawer.
Hemp hearts are an easy way to add a boost of fiber and protein to your mid-day snack. They also contain all nine essential amino acids. Sprinkle this nutty topper on yogurt or your lunch salad, or blend into your favorite smoothie. ($10 for a 16-oz bag, Thrive Market)
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Craving something with an umami punch? These seaweed snacks have all the crunch and saltiness of a potato chip, but with good-for-you nutrients! Each individually-portioned pack has just 50 calories, making them the perfect healthy snack. We love wrapping seaweed sheets around our veggies, crumbling them into soup, or using them as a wrap alternative for sandwiches. ($5.99 for 4 pouches, Thrive Market)
Dried Apple Rings
It’s hard to find dried fruit with no added sugars or weird ingredients, so we were excited to find these dried apple rings that were delicious and checked all of our health boxes. Enjoy them straight out of the bag, use them as an oatmeal topper, or add sweetness to your favorite salad.
($6.99, 8-oz bag, Thrive Market)
Organic Raw Cashews
If you’re craving buttery crunch, you need to stash these nuts in your desk drawer. Packed with protein, magnesium, and antioxidants, they’re great straight out of the bag, tossed on top of roasted veggies, or in a stir-fry. ($10.99 for a 16-oz bag, Thrive Market)
Salt-Free Organic Whole-Grain Rice Cakes
Made with just one ingredient—brown rice—these 40-calorie snacks offer the perfect combo of whole grains and delicious crunch. We love keeping these at our desk because they’re so versatile: spread on your favorite nut butter for a tasty and protein-packed treat, or top with marinara and cheese to make mini pizzas. ($1.95 for 4-oz bag, Thrive Market)