Energy for Your 9 to 5: 10 Healthy Snacks for Work

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What you eat at the office influences your productivity and health. A recent study showed that people who eat healthy throughout the day are 25 percent more likely to have higher job performance.

Fill up on these and even more healthy snack ideas!

Stop running to the vending machine and change your snack habits. Plan ahead and bring healthy, brain-stimulating, energy-giving snacks to power your workday. Fill your snack drawer with quick, easy, and inexpensive healthy snacks for work.

Keep hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. A daily diet of coffee and caffeinated drinks will leave you dehydrated and hungry. If you need encouragement or tips for how to stop drinking those caffeinated beverages, check out our guide to stop drinking soda and coffee.

1. Parmesan Zucchini Chips


Stop munching on chips and bring a bag of Parmesan zucchini chips to the office instead. Two whole zucchinis will give you several servings. Store in an airtight containers.


  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper


  1. Heat oven to 235 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and line up the zucchini rounds.
  2. Brush with oil, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake until crisp and golden brown, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

2. Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds


Source: Cooking With My Kid

Have fun cooking with your kids while making a snack you both will like. These pumpkin seeds are caramelized with a little brown sugar and salt.

3. Roasted Pumpkin Spice Nuts


Source: Food Babe

Satisfy your pumpkin craving with this crunchy snack. Roast mixed nuts with pumpkin spice, coconut sugar, and salt. The egg white gives it that crispy coating without all the fat.

4. Coconut Energy Balls


These no-bake energy balls are the perfect antidote for your afternoon slump. Almond butter, coconut, and apple pie spice all come together for a delicious, energy-filled snack.

5. Spicy Roasted Soybeans


Source: KitchMe

Toss thawed soybeans with chili powder, basil, onion powder, cumin, paprika, and pepper. Roast and place in snack-size bags for a grab-and-go snack.

6. Broccoli & Hummus


Source: Women’s Health

Give your brain a boost at work with broccoli and hummus. Chickpeas are full of calcium, protein, and fiber. They stabilize your blood sugar, saving you from those blood sugar lows. Buy a bag of broccoli already trimmed and dip it in your favorite hummus for an easy office snack.

7. 3-Ingredient Berry Chocolate Bars


If you crave sweets, eat dark chocolate. Replace the whipped cream for yogurt in this anti-oxidant rich snack. Raspberries are high in fiber and low glycemic and the perfect pair for dark chocolate.

8. Popcorn Snack Bars


Source: Everyday Home Cook

Don’t smell the office up with your microwave popcorn bags. Make a healthy snack bar full of popcorn, dried fruit, and nuts. Make it sweet and salty by adding mini chocolate chips. Popcorn is a great source of fiber and nuts are a healthy source of fat and protein.

9. Apples & Almond Butter


Source: Shape

If you crave sweet and salty, try an apple with almond butter. The sweetness of the apples and the salty almond butter fill you up and fuel your afternoon.

10. Hard-Boiled Egg


A hard-boiled egg is simple and you can easily make a batch on the weekend. The omega 3s and protein will improve your focus — just be sure to keep them in the shell so they’ll last longer.