5 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Work This Week

I’m lucky because our pantry at work is always stocked with healthy snacks like roasted edemame beans, mini trail mix packs, and Kind bars, but I still bring snacks to work sometimes.

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Here are a few ideas for healthy snacks to pack for work this week!

1. Frozen Grapes: Frozen grapes are such a refreshing summer snack. Put them in the freezer overnight and enjoy them the next day!

2. Cucumber, celery, peppers, and carrots with hummus: I love hummus! This healthy snack has a serving of healthy veggies and protein.

3. Homemade dried fruit: Here is a great way to make homemade dried fruit without needing a dehydrator.

4. Mixed Berries: I like packing raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I put some in my water and have the rest as a snack.

5. Nakd Healthy Snacks: The company sent me these to review and they are great. I like taking them to work or as a snack after a hike or workout. A bit about them: “With nothing but raw fruits and nuts smooshed together, our Nākd bars contain 100% natural ingredients, meaning there are no added sugars, syrups or other stuff that shouldn’t be there. Completely wheat, dairy and gluten free, these bars are bursting with taste and have an irresistible soft and chewy texture that’s oh-so good. Perfect as a snack between meals, bundling a Nakd bar in lunchboxes or bags is a great way to stay fuelled the healthy way.”

What healthy snacks do you bring to work? I’m always looking for new suggestions!

Girls Night In: Sauteed Kale Two Ways

I made two amazing sauteed kale meals this week and they were both incredible (and healthy)! My photo of the second came out really poorly so I am just going to show one of the photos but I’m going to tell you both recipes! I bring a different type of raw kale salad to work every single day but this week was the first time I tried sauteing kale. I recently read a Self article that listed a few benefits of kale. According to the article, kale has more vitamin C than an orange, it has omega-3 fatty acid that are essential for brain health, reduce Type 2 diabetes risk, and boot heart health, it has 33 percent of a person’s daily vitamin A requirement, it has more calcium than milk, and it prevents inflammation and arterial plaque formation, and contains a cancer-fighting compound. The benefits are even more effective if you eat it with fats like avocado (YAY), olive oil, and parmesean cheese.

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Recipe 1: The first is sauteed kale, white mushrooms, edamame, and olives. Once I put it in a bowl I added hummus, feta, and lemon tarragon dressing. According to Livestrong, white mushrooms benefit your bones because they contain cooper and phosphorous, they contain vitamin B, they lower cholesterol levels, and they are a good source of antioxidants. Edamame is high in protein, low in fat. and has weight loss benefits because it makes you less hungry (Livestrong). Olives are a superfood. They have monosaturated fats and promote heart health (Dr. Oz). Hummus is one of my favorite things ever and it has protein which is good because I am a pescatarian.

Recipe 2: The second recipe is sauteed kale, white mushrooms, chickpeas, black beans, and tomato. Once I put it in a bowl I added hummus, goat cheese, and lemon tarragon dressing. The chickpeas and black beans add fiber, protein, and potassium. According to Yahoo! Health, tomatoes are good for the skin, ward of sunburn, are good for your bones, and prevent strokes, heart disease, and cancer. They also help you sleep!

I’m also going to share a few of my raw kale salads soon. I’ve come up with a lot of great combinations!

Please let me know if you have anything I should try.