What is your go-to office snack?

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Monkeys, everyone tells you to stick to your meal timings and eat healthy but with work, deadlines and everything, I prefer to have a snack every 3-4 hours. My favourites are nuts and protein bars. What do you eat when you are bored/ hungry at work?

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Dec 23, 2016

Costco jar-o-nuts and jerky(peppered)

Don't get anything that will spike the blood sugar.

Dec 23, 2016

Although they are expensive, my go to is unsalted cashews.

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Dec 24, 2016

Today in the shops I picked up unsalted cashews and saw they were like 10 AUD for 500 grams, through those bitches back instantly

Dec 23, 2016

Lmao I stock the freezer with trader joes microwaveable ready made awesome chicken breast and have a few avocados in my desk... this will probably give away who i am.

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Dec 23, 2016

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Dec 23, 2016

Liberals' tears

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Dec 23, 2016

Haha

Dec 24, 2016

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Dec 24, 2016

SJW Tumblr or GTFO

Dec 23, 2016

Barney almond butter. Power Crunch Bars. Oatmega bars.

Dec 23, 2016

my secretary.

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Dec 23, 2016

That escalated things.

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Dec 23, 2016

amazing how much punch two little worlds can have, isn't it? to be fair i sometimes use honey or PB or whipped cream but she is always the main snack.

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Dec 23, 2016

Kind bars

Dec 24, 2016

The hearts of my interns.

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Dec 24, 2016

Doze nuts.

Dec 24, 2016

Edamame beans.

Dec 24, 2016

Chicken parmigiana

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Dec 24, 2016

Trail Mix

Dec 24, 2016

In offices, hunger is usually a symptom of thirst. People don't drink nearly enough water. Aside lunch and the occasional breakfast, I spend my days downing tea, water, protein shakes, or anything generally made from water and without much caffeine in it. After the morning 3x shot, that is.

Dec 24, 2016

Rocky Mountain oysters.

Dec 25, 2016

Chik fil a

Dec 25, 2016

Chobani, peanut butter crackers/ some kind of bar, bannanas

Dec 26, 2016

Costco jar o nuts and/or Soylent

Dec 27, 2016

-lent is life

Dec 26, 2016

Quest Bar

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Dec 27, 2016

Carrots and snap peas - can eat them all day long

Dec 27, 2016

Dried mango, unsalted cashews, lots of tea

Dec 27, 2016

Jerky, Protein Bars, Protein Shakes, Steak, Eggs, or Chicken.

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Jan 4, 2017

Granola / Teriyaki beef jerky and an immense amount of chewing gum

Jan 5, 2017

Natural almonds, apples and any fruit I have handy - filling and healthy
For when I have a sweet craving, some healthy dark chocolate I have hidden in a corner of my drawer

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Jan 5, 2017

wagyu jerky, hands down

Jan 5, 2017

Cheerios, applesauce (just like an apple, except I don't have to chew), and, as a treat, a kitkat bar.

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Jan 5, 2017

Silver bananas, but mostly monkey shit.

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Jan 5, 2017

sprite

happy to give advice; no asking for referrals please

Jan 5, 2017

lean cottage cheese works ok if you don't mind the blandness.

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Jan 5, 2017

Throw in some fruit, or honey + sliced almonds. Peps things up a bit.

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Jan 5, 2017

yogurt + a handful of walnuts/fruits

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Jan 5, 2017

@"CorpFinHopeful" try making tuna salad w/canned tuna and the olive oil mayo (no sat fat), mix in some horseradish, salt, pepper, and spices, it's pretty good and keeps for at least a week.

carrots & hummus are good, I do toasted whole wheat bagels a lot w/either nothing or w/peanut butter

oddly enough, I like low fat cheese sticks. yes they have saturated fat and they're processed but it's solid protein & calcium, and it does the job.

cigarettes & coke also curb hunger, just sayin'.

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Jan 5, 2017

"toasted whole wheat bagels with nothing on them" = the most depressing thing I've ever heard. I hope for your sake that you are as fit as can be, cause that's a depressing sounding meal.

Jan 5, 2017

Capers in tuna salad are great

Jan 5, 2017

Nice thread, was looking for alternatives to high-protein foods I've been consuming

I like almonds, unsalted

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Jan 5, 2017

what nutrients are you looking for? I think the ultimate for a non-protein heavy snack is carrots & hummus/tapenade. fiber, vitamins, etc., and women love hummus.

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Jan 5, 2017

Walnuts are good.

Low- fat cottage cheese throw in some fruit and you're golden.

Also Quest Bars are quite healthy. Chocolate chip cookie dough is straight up crack for me.

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Jan 5, 2017

For grazing during the day - bowl of sunflower seeds mixed with raisins or cranberries (although the latter are loaded with fattening sugars).

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Jan 5, 2017

Sugar, in and of itself, cannot make you fat.

Jan 5, 2017

-Mushed up avocado on toast. Throw on some sea salt, pepper and olive oil. If you want more protein, add a poached egg (this could also be a full meal)
-Cantaloupe with sriracha (you will thank me later)

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Jan 5, 2017

please elaborate on the Canta-racha...

Jan 5, 2017
the_stig:

-Mushed up avocado on toast. Throw on some sea salt, pepper and olive oil. If you want more protein, add a poached egg (this could also be a full meal)

-Cantaloupe with sriracha (you will thank me later)

The avocado on toast actually sounds pretty good. I'm going to need to try that one.

Jan 5, 2017

Bail on the flavored Chobani and switch to the plain. The taste kinda sucks so I add some natural honey to it and it tastes pretty darn good.

Jan 5, 2017
Tubsterr:

Bail on the flavored Chobani and switch to the plain. The taste kinda sucks so I add some natural honey to it and it tastes pretty darn good.

Seconded. Plus the flavored stuff has a shitton of sugar in it.

Also, Fage is where it's at, but I'm also a yogurt snob.

Jan 5, 2017

Prosciutto with mandarin oranges. Just try it.

Jan 5, 2017

also good with cantaloupe

Jan 5, 2017
slowdive:

Prosciutto with mandarin oranges. Just try it.

Isn't prosciutto relatively high in fat...might as well stuff your face with gabagool

Jan 5, 2017

Organic jerky of various animals. Dried mangoes with no sugar. Mothafucking chia seeds in some organic juice.

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Jan 5, 2017

Quest bars. Seriously if you haven't tried them, do so now. They're the best tasting protein bars ever and have excellent macronutrients. If I wasn't cutting I would probably eat like 5 at a time...

Jan 5, 2017

More meals than snacks, but:

Egg-white omelet with fat-free cheese, tomatoes and spinach. Salsa, bottled or otherwise, adds lots of flavor with very low calories. Lean ham for more protein.

Easy to make, because you can get cartons of egg-whites and fat-free cheese singles. Cut up tomatoes and spinach ahead of time or exclude entirely. Bottled salsa.

Lunch: Skinless, boneless chicken breast. Salsa for flavor. Small quantity of brown rice or quinoa. Substitute steamed broccoli for fewer carbs.

Easy to make because chicken breast can keep for a week refrigerated, and you can make a bunch of these meals Sunday night. Put them in separate containers and you'll have a lunch or snack ready to go.

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Jan 5, 2017

Mix a (non-Greek) yogurt with dry-roasted almonds, cashews, and/or Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bars (in bits). Delicious.

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Jan 5, 2017

I do something similar but use Greek yogurt for protein. Tastes great.

Jan 5, 2017

Peanut butter and Greek yogurt are both fairly high fat, high calorie foods that are not necessarily that rich in nutrients or antioxidants. I am all for fat-free diet yogurt made with Sucralose (not aspartame), but my understanding is that the food label on Chobani shows a lot of calories, many of them from saturated fat and sugar.

I think blueberries, broccoli, strawberries, and carrots are all relatively easy and very healthy snacks. Carrots are probably the easiest to eat at work, followed by blueberries. They fill you up and you have to eat an entire bag of carrots to get much past 150 calories.

Jan 5, 2017
IlliniProgrammer:

Peanut butter and Greek yogurt are both fairly high fat, high calorie foods that are not necessarily that rich in nutrients or antioxidants.

One serving (2 tbsp) of natural organic peanut butter is 190 calories...that is not particularly high and enough for a snack.

I sometimes eat Greek yogurt as a breakfast but I often eat plain yogurt (Stonyfield Organic Lowfat) with salt/pepper as part of dinner.

Jan 5, 2017

Quest Bars. Cookies and cream is the dopest

Jan 5, 2017

I snack on straight almond butter for breakfast and snacks. the uncut stuff. Still got rocks in it. Usually a heaping table spoon or so. My go to for afternoon cravings is fresh fruit. Peaches, berries, bananas, and apples. When I want a full meal, I will throw a few handfuls of berries (often dried) into a cup of Stoneyfield yogurt. Stuff is right.

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Jan 5, 2017

Tuna + spinach + salsa = dope healthy salad

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Jan 5, 2017
TO_banker:

Tuna + spinach + salsa = dope healthy salad

I love tuna but you have to be careful of mercury overconsumption, especially with albacore. Shouldn't be consumed frequently, save it for a treat such as sashimi or a salad nicoise.

Jan 5, 2017

Cucumbers + hummus = winner

Also, crab meat ftw.

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Jan 5, 2017

(this is a shake not a smoothie) - it doesn't taste amazing but it's great to drink.

Blend oatmeal and mix it with two scoops of flavored protein. Mix with water in a shaker, and shake it lol.

Tons of complex carbohydrates, and a great amount of protein. Very healthy and easy to drink. To complete the meal/snack (Depending on your portion sizes), eat a handful of pumpkin seeds for some healthy fats!

Jan 5, 2017

Do you guys go to work with a bag or something? how do you carry your snacks from day-to-day?

Jan 5, 2017

Between this thread and the Soylent thread, there's a lot of misunderstanding about what "good" food is. Check out the link below. It really helped me when I started working out and taking nutrition more seriously:

http://simplesciencefitness.com/#diet

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Jan 5, 2017

That's a cool site

Jan 5, 2017

Everyone posting here is a "girly man". Not my words, but from a food market review that I was reading recently.

Some industry expert:

Girly Men is a consumer trend identified by [consultant] that tells us that today's man is not afraid to take care of himself and take steps to look and feel better. The average guy may still devote his Saturday afternoon to football, pizza and beer but he is also more complex and more comfortable tapping into the many facets of his identity--even those that would have once seemed a little "girly."

Jan 5, 2017

Greek yoghurt + honey + almonds is a good, high protein/good fat snack, tastes bloody great too.

Key in terms of fat is good fats rather than bad fats, Avocados are great for good fats. Given that every cell in your body has a phospholipid bi-layer and the myelin sheath around your never endings both of which contain fat, cutting out of your diet completely like some do is not a great idea! It's all the shitty processed fats that stop you getting that six pack!

Jan 5, 2017

I usually go with brazil nuts (only 2-3), roasted almonds, a protein bar, greek yogurt or half an avocado.

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Jan 5, 2017

Cigarettes and caffeine. What more do you need?

Jan 5, 2017

2 slices of low calorie Sara Lee bread, 3 egg whites, 1 slice of turkey bacon, 1 slice of low calorie cheese, and siracha sauce.

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Jan 5, 2017

NUTS NUTS NUTS

Jan 5, 2017

Really though I avoid carbs and try to incorporate foods with a higher protein-calorie ratio. Good ideas include eggs for breakfast, nuts, avocados, hummus, nut butter (preferably unsalted), greek yogurt with fruit/granola (although this can turn into a calorie bomb quickly), and I also try and drink more water and chew gum to stave off hunger and keep my stomach occupied.

People get into trouble by avoiding all fats and eating excess carbs. Carbs spike your blood sugar, result in drowsiness, and lead to weight gain. On the other hand, protein and healthy fats make you feel full and give you more energy. They are far more efficient to run your body off of. The more colorful, green, or leafy vegetables you can eat the better. Fruit and lean protein are also good choices.

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Jan 5, 2017

I just look at nutrition labels and calorie websites. I find stuff that makes me feel more full with fewer calories. And I try to keep a very rough mental tally of my calories during the day.

All of this contributes to me keeping my diet under control and the non-machine learning process of figuring out what makes me full on fewer calories.

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Jan 5, 2017
IlliniProgrammer:

I just look at nutrition labels and calorie websites. I find stuff that makes me feel more full with fewer calories. And I try to keep a very rough mental tally of my calories during the day.

Try downloading the MyFitnessPal app. Great way to accurately track calories for most days a week, and there are so many submissions that I don't have to work hard to find a good estimate for almost anything I eat.

Jan 5, 2017

slim jims

Jan 5, 2017

pistachios

Jan 5, 2017

Would have to say:
- Oatmeal with some cinnamon, strawberries, bananas and protein powder
- Apples or Celery with peanut butter
- Kind bars
- Cottage cheese
- Quinoa

Ultimate morning snack though is two eggs scrambled on a Ezekiel toast with some peanut butter, spinach, onions, and jalapenos.

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Jan 5, 2017
ShakeyGraves:

Ultimate morning snack though is two eggs scrambled on a Ezekiel toast with some peanut butter, spinach, onions, and jalapenos.

Peanut butter with this combo? Can you elaborate?

Jan 5, 2017

Cottage cheese mixed with peanut butter and stevia. Super good and usually over 25g of protein.

Jan 5, 2017

The best snack of all snacks (assuming you're a man)

Mix 1 cup oats, 2 tbsp natural pb, cinnamon, .5 scoops chocolate whey, some milk, and fresh berries (straw/blue/rasp). It's basically a natural/clean homemade cliff bar

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"You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are." - Mister Rogers

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Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

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BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.