Snack Attack: What’s In My Desk?

4 Sep

Be prepared.

That’s the motto of the Boy Scouts of America, and also one of my favorite nutrition tips! Preparation is essential to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and can include meal planning, creating shopping lists, shopping, cooking and storing meals. It also means buying and keeping healthy snacks around. Being prepared means you’ll never be stuck up the river without a paddle. Or in our case, sitting at your desk at 3pm, starving and rationalizing that a Snickers is a healthy snack because it has peanuts!

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty cranky when I’m hungry. So when it comes to being prepared, you can bet I practice what I preach! Even if I can’t make the weekly meal prep happen, I always have quick healthy snacks on hand. You will almost always find trail mix or a KIND bar in my purse. And my desk at work is full of healthy snacks I can grab in a pinch (or offer to starving co-workers). 

So if you ever wondered what an RD keeps in her desk at work…or are looking for some quick, easy and healthy ideas to keep in your own, here’s a sneak peek into my desk drawer:


Currently in the drawer: Oats, peanut butter, Clif Kid Z Bars,  LARA bars, ALT bars, Trader Joe’s Apple Squeezers, Raw almonds, apples (Just be sure to eat any fresh fruit before they go bad and stink up the office 😉 )

And some non-food items: Klean Kanteen (hydration is important!), Rubz ball (I am marathon training…), tupperware (not pictured), extra Post-Its (can never have enough!)

Oats, nuts, dried fruit and bars are pretty much staples in my snack drawer, but there are so many more non-pershiable items you can keep.  Whole grain cereals, canned tuna/salmon, rice cakes and popcorn are just a few other good snack options to keep hunger at bay!

Do you keep your own snacks at work? Tell me what’s in your drawer!





2 Responses to “Snack Attack: What’s In My Desk?”

  1. Beth @RxBethOnTheRun September 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    You are amazing! Awesome stash. I need to update my snack drawer at work. Thanks for the reminder. I have my little green ball of torture with me at all times as well. Great, smart post reminding us the importance of being prepared!

  2. Kristin miller September 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    That looks like quality snacking! I get the individual sized almond packets from tj’s and their apple fruit bars. I need everything to be packaged because my school has a slight, how do I say this, bug problem (eek!)

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