One helpful way to ensure the vending machine doesn’t entice you with its mostly non-nourishing options and not feel the need to overly partake in the office birthday cake (which you and I both know generally doesn’t even taste good) is to have loads of healthy snack options in your desk drawer. Here is a list of non-perishable items to help you stock up your desk drawer:

  • Bars (to include at least 3 grams of fiber and some protein for staying power) – lately, we’ve been digging the EPIC bars which are a good source of fiber and protein
  • Dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao for the antioxidants) – because sometime you want something sweet and having this on hand can keep you away from low quality chocolate
  • Graceland fruit – I like to keep blueberries, cherries, and cranberries on hand to mix it up
  • Nuts and nut butters – I love the Naturally Nutty brand of nut butter as they offer great variety and it’s so nutritionally dense
  • Pepitas
  • Popcorn
  • Roasted chickpeas – you can make them at home or, for convenience sake, pick them up at the store
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Tea bags 

Your Super Fruit Sidekick,

Tara, MS, RDN