I keep a cooler under my desk at work. If not, I have a difficult time resisting the foods that come in and out of the office. Here are some on-the-go snacks in my cooler. These may be something you'd consider taking to work, too.
Fresh, crisp apples always nip my sweet tooth. Besides the sweet flavor, apples are a good antioxidant because their content of Vitamin C. They also contain pectin, which is a soluble fiber. This fruit is low on the glycemic index, making it a perfect snack for my contest diet.
Roasted soy nuts
Roasted soy nuts may not look like much, but a small handful contains a great ratio of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. I throw them on salads to for a nice crunch, too.
This green veggie is full of antioxidants and phytonutrients, and also contains calcium and potassium. Yet again, this is another low calorie, nutrient dense food that I can eat a lot of to feel full.
Cucumbers are very high in water content. They are a good vegetable to keep on hand when I'm working out in the heat.
Although I carry roasted soy nuts, I also carry some type of natural seed butter. Sunflower seed butter and is found at most grocers, but I like WOW butter, as well. I do my best to choose seed butters in plastic containers with good lids.
My favorite, most delectable snacks
I have two snacks in my cooler for the delectable taste.
Cottage Cheese and Grapes
The cottage cheese is not my favorite food, but it's much better with sweet grapes. This midmorning snack is ample to tide me over until lunch arrives.
Lisa M. White
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