Do you snack while you are at work? I know I do, and usually, its junk food! I love junk food and I love snacks — and this is a problem!! At my work, I’m lucky that we have some awesome office admin’s that provide candy and snacks to us for free — but, those candy and snacks, are not exactly healthy or even that filling. Lately, I have been trying to keep some healthier options in my desk drawer so in the middle of the afternoon when I start to get tired from the work day (or even a little bored) and want a snack, I can grab something that will fill me up enough, but won’t count for too many calories or that is full of sugar! Sometimes I find my self even grabbing one something before I leave for an on the go snack while I run errands, pick up Lennox from school or even sit at swimming lessons!
So the other week I headed to Walmart to try to find some new snacks. I was looking through all the different granola bars and nutrition bars in the cereal and came across a new brand and bar that I hadn’t seen before. It was less expensive than its competitors but it sounded and looked great, I had to give it a shot!
These bars were Life Choice Nutrition Bars (I got the Wellness variety) and let me tell you, they are delicious! The bar was the right size, cheaper than other nutrition bars and full of vitamins and protein to keep me going the rest of the work day! Plus, they are covered in chocolate. really? It doesn’t get much better than that. I am able to get the sweetness I was looking for, but the vitamins and nutrition that I need.
Smarter Snack Ideas for Work
If you are looking to switch out your snacks at work as well, here are some great snack ideas to have in your work desk drawer!
- Fresh Fruit (brought from home daily/weekly)
- Life Choice Nutrition Bars
- Raw Nuts (buy them in bulk and put them in bags or plastic containers!)
- Trail Mix
- Peanut Butter Crackers
- Crackers & Cheese
- Chewing Gum or Hard Candies (helps you curb that candy craving without all the fat or sugar of a full on candy bar!)
I would have to say, since I started having more snacks on hand at work, I actually snack less, snack better and feel better!
If you are looking to buy some of these Life Choice Nutrition Bars, they are only available at Walmart in the cereal aisle. Life Choice Nutrition Bars come in a number of varieties, including Meal Bars, Wellness Bars, Energy Bars and Protein Bars. Also, currently there is a printable coupon as well, while supplies last!
What is your favorite snack to bring to work or on the go?
Note: This shop has been created as bar of the #CollectiveBias campaign for #BarNutrition. All opinions and photos are 100% my own.