Getting from breakfast to lunch and lunch to dinner without noshing on something is hard. Especially when you’re stuck at work, it’s way too easy to reach for something junky that’s neither healthy nor particularly satiating. Except for convenience, what’s the good in that? You could try and skip snacking altogether, but enjoying a midday bite is actually great for your metabolism (and your mental health), so set yourself up for success with a healthier, homemade option. Whether you like salty, sweet, crunchy, or cold, there are plenty of snacks here for you, whether you’re working from home, the office, or wherever. Check out our 55 healthy work snacks—they’re sure to curb your hanger and help you get through whatever your day throws at you.
Working from home? We’ve all made the mistake of thinking we don’t need to prepare for what we’ll eat during the day when we’re WFH. Then we found ourselves without a plan, eating a pickle out of the fridge every time we went by instead of a proper meal 😱. Same goes for snacks. If you’ve got them prepared ahead of time, it’ll be way easier to reach for something healthy. You do have your whole kitchen at your disposal, so spare a few minutes of your day to whip up snacks that are slightly more involved. Try our California sushi bites, our Buffalo chicken celery boats, our “donut” apples, or our stovetop popcorn (try it with different toppings!). You’ll be SO glad you made the effort.
If you’re not working from within the comfort of your own home, your snacks need to be just as yummy, easy to grab, but also portable. Instead of things that need to be eaten right away or kept refrigerated, you’re going to want shelf-stable snacks that can sit out. Craving something salty? Try our curry-lime cashews, our roasted pumpkin seeds, or our roasted chickpeas. More into sweets? Try our air fryer GF peanut butter chocolate chip cookies or our peanut butter protein balls. You can control what goes into them, meaning these healthy snacks will always win out over last-minute store-bought options.
If you really don’t have the time to make your own (we’ve ALL been there), check out our favorite healthy snacks to buy. Don’t forget the main events—we’ve got quick, healthy breakfasts, lunches for work, and healthy dinners too.