Having healthy snacks for work on-hand at the office is key for staying fueled and focused when you need it most. Whether you’re in the middle of a big project or you’re chained to your desk with a looming deadline, they’ll help keep your energy up and your blood sugar stable during an afternoon slump, says Brittany Kohn, M.S., R.D.
Plus, “if you’re prepared with your own healthy snacks you won’t be tempted by any unhealthy choices available at the office,” she adds. Game, set, match, stale donuts and birthday cake in the break room. A solid snack should be less than 200 calories (so watch portion sizes), she adds, and make sure you’re getting protein and fiber to keep you satisfied until your next meal.
Here are 15 healthy options you can keep right at your desk—no jockeying for fridge space or dealing with thieving coworkers. These picks will make your snack drawer the office MVP.