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As a healthcare provider, your time to eat is sacred. When you get the chance to refuel it’s important to consume healthy and energy-boosting snacks, but don’t forget to add a little variety and some fun foods, too! Long days at work can be extremely draining, so why not make the nutrients you’re consuming replenishing AND enjoyable?

With that being said, we want to give you a list of guilt-free, fun, easily prepared and practical snacks that you’ll have plenty of time to eat. These delicious recipes will give you the energy boost you need to make even the craziest days a little less stressful. Take a few minutes over the weekend or the night before work to whip up these great snacks, and you’ll be set for the week!

1. Banana Peanut Butter Bites 

Perfect for breakfast or a snack, this is a classic and simple treat that doesn’t take much time or effort. Chop up some bananas, throw some peanut butter in the middle, dip in chocolate, and freeze. Leave the bites in the freezer overnight and they’ll be ready for you to start your day!

 

2. Fruit and Jell-O/Yogurt dip

Do you ever crave that sweet, store-bought fruit dip, but don’t want to deal with the calorie consequences? This dip is perfect for that sweet-tooth craving. After trying this homemade fruit dip made with only three easy ingredients, you’ll never want to go back to the store brands. Store in some Tupperware at work, and you’ll have to keep your co-workers away!

 

3. Turkey Rollups 

Are you sick of eating the same sandwiches every day? If so, this meal or snack is ideal for you. It’s a gluten-free, fun, and unique twist on the typical sandwich. Packed with tons of protein and flavor, these truly won’t disappoint!

 

4. DIY Trail Mix

Show off your creativity with your own version of trail mix! Whether your mix is packed with chocolate, nuts, or raisins, this is your creation – make sure you’re going to enjoy the ingredients. Check out the link below for helpful tips and suggestions.

 

5. Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip and Veggies

Avocados aren’t going out of style any time soon – here’s another creative way to mix in this delicious fruit into your diet. Rather than trying to find the perfect dip for your veggies, this is a way to combine all of your favorite dips into one.

 

6. Caprese Salad Skewers

If you’re wishing you had a caprese salad, but don’t want the struggle of perfecting the tomato-mozzarella ratio, this version of the snack is for you. Stack cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil evenly on a kabob stick, then finish off with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to reach pure perfection.

 

7. Sliced apples with Almond Butter and Chocolate Chips

In order to make these heavenly bites, all you need to do is grab your favorite almond butter, evenly slice apples, and top with chocolate chips. For a little more zest, others have even added sunflower seeds, dried tart cherries, or raisins!

 

8. Fruit Pizza Crackers

These slices of heaven are going to make your day a little bit brighter. Add your favorite fruit to the suggested crackers, wrap in tinfoil to bring them to work, and enjoy during the day!

 

9. Peanut Butter Covered Pretzel Rods

Pretzel rods are as simple as snacks can get, but dip these in peanut butter and you’ll have just a little bit more energy. These are delicious and easy!

 

10. Strawberry Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches

Let’s face it – we all LOVE peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Spice up your lunch or snack routine by using two Saltines or two slices of bread to create a strawberry, honey, and peanut butter sandwich.

Nothing feels worse than finally having a moment to eat and not liking what you packed or wondering if it will give you enough energy. Not to worry – we have your back. Try out these tasty, fun, and simple recipes, and you may never need a caffeine boost again!

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By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | November 06 , 2019 |Categories: careers, food, healthy snacks, healthcare, snacks