Let’s face it – our schedules get a little hectic sometimes. A jam-packed day at work can sometimes mean missing a meal, or choosing a not-so-healthy snack on the fly. Just because we get a little busy at times doesn’t mean that we have to succumb to sugary, fat-loaded snack options.

Bringing some snacks from home is a fantastic way to stay healthy and be prepared for those mid-afternoon snack cravings we’ve all come to know. Here are a few healthy snack ideas for busy bees – perfect for in-office snacking.

Carrots and Hummus

healthy snacksThanks to snack-sized bags of baby carrots or carrot chips and individual-sized hummus packs, this is probably the most convenient option on the list. Carrots are chock-full of vitamin A, while hummus is packed with protein and heart-healthy unsaturated fat that’ll help to stave off cravings.

Celery with Peanut Butter and Raisins

More commonly known as “ants on a log,” this childhood favorite is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Celery is low in calories and provides a ton of antioxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber. Peanut butter is a great source of protein, which will help to satisfy your mid-afternoon hunger. The raisins offer fructose and glucose, which will help to give you that energy boost you find yourself longing for around 3pm.

Apples with Peanut Butter

Another great way to satisfy your sweet tooth is with apples and peanut butter. The natural sugars in apples will give you the sweetness that you sometimes crave. Apples are also a great source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. As previously mentioned, peanut butter is a protein-rich food, and an excellent source of healthy fats. The combo of healthy fats and protein in peanut butter will offer you the energy you need to get through the day.

Which one of these healthy snack options will you try first?