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8 Snacks to Stash in Your Desk
Everyone is guilty of snacking at work, but you don't have to go overboard. In the book "List Maker's Guide to Get Healthy," Marissa Lippert, registered dietician, offers the healthiest snacks to keep in your desk

cereal

A dry cereal with high fiber is an excellent choice for a work snack. It's easy to store - and you can always add milk. Opt for a cereal that has at least five grams of fiber, and this snack will up your energy and boost your blood sugar level.

Green Tea

If you are starting to feel lethargic in the afternoon, try a cup of tea instead of coffee - it has less caffeine, but will still give you a boost. Peppermint tea is known to increase your mental acuity and alertness.

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If you have a craving for salt, snack on popcorn instead of chips. It's full of fiber and you can share it with your co-workers.

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Peanut Butter

Spread some peanut butter on crackers or celery and you've got yourself a tasty treat. The complex carbohydrates, mixed with protein and healthy fats, will get you through the rest of your day.

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Eat Nuts

Nuts are full of protein and healthy fats - and they boost brain health, too.

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"Energy" Bars

Opt for a low-calorie, high-fiber energy bar and your stomach will be satisfied in no time. 

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Apples

Apples are juicy and sweet, so they make a great snack. Put your apples in a pretty bowl on your desk and you have a seasonal decoration too. 

Chocolate Lover

Dark chocolate is healthy for your heart - so go ahead and eat some of this decadent dessert! Dark chocolate has antioxidants, and eating it could make you happier because of its effects on your serotonin  levels. Because chocolate has more calories than some of these other snacks, try to limit your serving to just a few pieces.

8 Snacks to Stash in Your Desk

Everyone is guilty of snacking at work, but you don't have to go overboard. In the book "List Maker's Guide to Get Healthy," Marissa Lippert, registered dietician, offers the healthiest snacks to keep in your desk

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