The office might have vending machines doling out candy bars, cookies, and chips. You can snack healthy at work with a little planning and prep work.
I’ve shared a few times before that I am diabetic.
This month, I’ve had several doctor’s appointments in an attempt to lower my A1C.
My doctor told me that if I am not able to improve it by my next three-month checkup, that I will have to start on insulin. I not a fan of pricking my finger to check my blood sugar. So I am definitely not excited to sign up for using insulin every day by a needle!
So, this was my wake up call to get myself in check. I’ve tried many times before to eat healthier, but the bottom line is I wasn’t willing or able to modify my habits in order to improve my diet. I don’t have a choice this time.
To help, he increased the strength of one of my medicines and required that I began taking all of this much more seriously. I have to improve my diet, which includes eating breakfast and adding healthy snacks.
In addition, I have been meeting with a nurse in my doctor’s office to discuss counting carbs, daily exercise (or at least three times weekly), monitoring my blood sugar, and taking my medication correctly.
My schedule is crazy, but I’m trying to create new habits which in turn will make up a new lifestyle.
How To Snack Healthy At Work
I handle online media (website content management, social media, etc.) for our clients at an advertising agency. I’ve also had this blog since 2011.
Although I work normal office hours, I also have a 45 minute commute to work. I get in as early as I can to try and fit in a walk before I start my day. My hope is that increasing my exercise and improving my diet will make a significant improvement on my health.
If you do a Google search for how to snack healthy at work, you will get a list of foods that include:
- Fruit or Dried Fruit.
- Protein Bar, Fruit & Nut Bar, or Energy Bar.
- String Cheese.
- Nut Butter.
Sitting at a desk all day requires a conscious effort to get up and move. The easiest way to stay healthy at work is to incorporate exercise into your day and to have healthy options readily available. That way we reach for the good stuff when we’re “hangry” in the afternoon.
So, I bring in some of these items each week. I leave them on my desk, the kitchen counter, and in the refrigerator.
How I #SnackBrighter with Outshine
I haven’t been eating as much fruit as my doctor’s office would like, so I went on the hunt for something new and fun. I found Outshine Fruit Bars. The Strawberry variety is made from…real strawberries.
- Excellent source of Vitamin C
- No high fructose corn syrup
- Fat-free, Gluten-free
- No artificial colors or flavors
- 70 calories
- No GMO Ingredients
Outshine is a snack that balances a healthy lifestyle. I can have one as an afternoon refresher, sneak out to my car while dinner is cooking, or indulge while I watch reality TV.
Simplicity. When you bite into these bars, the first thing you taste are the bright flavors of real fruit, real juice, real veggies or real yogurt.
In fact, there’s now more fruit or fruit juice in most of the fruit bars than any other ingredient. It’s part of Outshine’s goal to make bars where the best ingredients come first.
1.Fruit Bars are made with real fruit or fruit juice and No GMO ingredients!
2.Yogurt Bars are made with 100% yogurt
You can find Outshine Fruit Bars and Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars at your local Safeway, Mollie Stones or Target. Learn more about Outshine Snacks and find out where to purchase the products.
Follow Outshine on their Instagram page, @OutshineSnacks. You’ll really be inspired by some of the ways you can use them.
Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife says
I love those bars! My boys and I really love the mango. I have never seen or tried the yogurt ones! Looks yummy!
I love Outshine bars – they’re one of my favorite cold treats, especially in the summer. I also enjoy a handful of nuts for a good, healthy snack! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday last week.