Having meetings in the afternoon can be tough sometimes since it is right around lunch time. Trying to figure out if it would be better to eat before the meeting, or just wait until after.
But if you are strapped for time and you feel the hunger in your belly coming, you’re gonna need to be able to satisfy that hunger while at the meeting.
So whether the meeting is at the office or at a coffee shop, here are the best snacks for afternoon meetings. Snacks that are not only satisfying to the belly, but also healthy.
Nuts are great snacks to have since you can pretty much take them anywhere you go. Not only are they healthy for you, but they provide the protein your body needs to function efficiently. This small yet powerful snack is a great in between meal snack that contains very healthy fats for the body.
More and more people are choosing to go with nuts since it can be a great alternative to less healthy snacks out there. If you struggle with choosing a particular type of nut to feast on, you can find a variety of mixed packages to your liking. Keep in mind that nuts can carry a lot of calories, so make sure to eat responsibly. Also be careful of nuts that contain a lot of salt.
Not only are fruits delicious, they provide the natural sugar the body needs to functions throughout the day. With the wide variety of fruits available, finding one you will enjoy should be pretty easy. Whether you’re into dried or fresh fruit, they both can provide that boost to get you through any meeting. Also if you are someone that worries about your sugar consumption, I would suggest sticking to berries. They are packed with antioxidants and vitamins your body will surely benefit from.
Peanut Butter and Whole Grain Crackers
If you’re looking to get both your complex carbs and proteins in for the day, there’s no better way to do that than with peanut butter and whole grain crackers. This simple and easy to make snack is sure to keep you fuller longer and keep your blood sugar stable. This snack can be easily stored in a ziplock bag and brought with you anywhere.
Hard Boiled Eggs
This simple and easy to make snack will fill you up and provide the energy you need to get through any meeting. This protein filled snack is easy to make and will easily last you through the week if a batch is made. If you are looking to add a bit of spice to your eggs, try some salt and pepper.
Veggies With Hummus
We all know how important it is to get our veggies in daily, so why not have it as a snack. If you’re looking for a way to bring some flavor to your veggie needs, how about adding some hummus. Hummus is great for dipping almost any type of veggie in it. Whether it be carrots or celery, you can enjoy your veggies with some hummus.
Protein bars are a great snack if you are looking for something quick and efficient. They provide you with the protein you need to satisfy your hunger. Easy to carry and take with you anywhere, this is a must have snack for any meeting. With so many different kind of flavors to enjoy, finding one to your liking should be quite simple.
Smoothies have grown in popularity over the years due to it’s awesome taste and health benefits. Depending on the ingredients, what makes this snack so popular is the ability to mix all different types of ingredients into one container. Whether you need your daily dose of veggies, protein, fats or carbs, you can get all that in one drink. Making sure you are careful with the type of ingredients being put into these smoothies will be important. So I would recommend you making your own smoothie if possible.
This low-fat snack is perfect for meetings. Packed with high fiber, you can enjoy this snack while on the go. With so many different variety of pretzels, they are perfect for your sweet or salty cravings. Just make sure to not go overboard as many pretzels contain high amounts of salt. So you want to make sure you look out for your salt consumption.
You may not know it, but popcorn provides whole grain nutrients the body needs to be healthy. As long as you are not adding loads of butter to your popcorn, this low calorie snack is sure to satisfy you. You can take it anywhere nowaday with so many snack packs out there. You can enjoy your popcorn while processing what’s being said in the meeting.
This is a snack you can pretty much have anywhere at anytime. All you need is some boiling water and a spoon, and you have yourself a snack with tons of nutritional value. Having a bowl of oatmeal is has been known to be great for the heart and enough fiber to keep you full. Even if you have an upcoming morning meeting, oatmeal is good healthy breakfast snack to have for that.
Snacks are a great way to keep yourself up and focused during long meetings. Not only do you want your snack to give you a boost in energy, you also want to make sure they are healthy for you as well.
There are many options out there to get snacks that are healthy for you and convenient for you to take anywhere. So there you have it. These are my best snacks for afternoon meetings to help power you through it.
So please share below any thoughts you have about your favorite snacks to eat.