Since I spend so much time at the office during the week, it’s important to me to have a well-stocked snack drawer. There’s not much worse than being stuck starving at 3 in the afternoon. If I don’t have good snacks to choose from, I often end up rifling through the candy basket and ending up with something sweet that pretty much leaves me just as hungry as before. Mission not accomplished.
With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of my most-loved snacks to keep on hand at work:
- Toasted Coconut Almonds by Blue Diamond:
This yummy snack is a new discovery (shout out to Kevin Keller for spotting them at Target recently) and they are incredible. I thought it couldn’t get much better than the Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce almonds. And then there were these.
- Trader Joe’s Turkey Jerky (any variety):
Delicious and full of protein (11 grams per serving!), this snack is one of my faves. Also, for some reason, going with turkey jerky rather than beef jerky makes me feel less like a bro. (I didn’t grow up eating jerky, so I’m still a little new to this.)
- Topo Chico sparkling water:
I know, I know — don’t drink the water in Mexico. But the exception to that rule is Topo Chico sparkling mineral water (that’s right — it hails from Mexico). This sparkling water is super fizzy and is especially delightful with a wedge of fresh lime. I always feel like I’m having a treat when I drink a Topo Chico, so it’s nice to have a few on hand in the office refrigerator when I need an afternoon lift. (These can be hard to track down, but I buy mine at our nearby Walmart or Hispanic grocery store.)
- Trader Joe’s Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus:
Wow, this stuff is good! Dip anything in it — pita chips, crackers, baby carrots, a spoon — it’s wonderful in any form.
- Chobani Blood Orange Greek Yogurt:
I’ve mentioned before that I heart this yogurt big time (especially when you stir in some granola), but it’s worth another shout out. I had a slight scare recently when Kevin bought me some of this yogurt from Whole Foods and the woman at the checkout mentioned that the blood orange flavor was being discontinued. I had a moment of panic until I looked into it and the discontinuation appears to only impact Whole Foods. Whew!
- Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzels:
I could eat these all day. The biggest problem with having these in my desk, in fact, is that a bag won’t last me nearly as long as it should! These are awesome, though, and perfect for when I’m in the mood for something salty yet still filling.
What else should I add to my snack drawer at work? (Yes — I seriously do have a drawer dedicated solely to snacks. No judgment, please. It’s pretty excellent.)