My coworkers keep a constant supply of mini candy bars, snickers, milky-way, etc... in a bowl and I can't stand it. I have to walk past the jar several times a day. Does anyone have any ideas of relatively healthy snacks that don't take much more maintenance than dropping them off on a counter or in a bowl? I know a lot of my other coworkers hate the junk too. Sometimes we have a can of mixed nuts but that lasts a short time then back to the junk.
Does anyone have an office with healthier snacks? Or any suggestions?
I struggle with this too. There are a lot of unhealthy snacks around my office. I stash Peanut butter and rice cakes, arrowroot cookies, and pumkin seeds at my desk so I have something handy in a pinch.
Other ideas that I haven't tried - Kale chips, fruit for something healthy or hard candies, pretzels/chips popscicles if you have a freezer.
I thought about making the Raw Balls in Alicia's book and hiding them in the freezer, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Dried dates with peanut butter.. not exactly transportable or really shareable but if you want something that will make you happy (with the same sweet satisfaction) this is very good! Don't go nuts on them though because dates are packed with sugar even if it is fruit sugar..
Oh.. and another thing you could make a huge batch of granola and put it in a tub with a scoop. You can stick whatever you want in it, but I like cranberries, coconut and lots of sunflower seeds. Very yummy and easy to snack on!
I agree, dried fruit is great and especially mixed with nuts and seeds. I really like dried figs, almonds, cranberries, raisins, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. I also have a weak spot for gummy bears, but prefer Surf's Sweet treats because they use organic and natural fruit juice for flavors.