Whether you're seeking snacks for your dorm room, home office or work cubicle, you face similar challenges. You want something that will fuel your work without requiring time for cooking and preparation. We tested out various healthy snacks to determine what fueled our fun with great taste and minimal time. And the winners are:
- Mini-sized bags of already popped popcorn that don't contain excess salt and grease: Popcorn Indiana Sea Salt Popcorn Fit. With just 37 calories a cup, we're happily addicted.
- Mini cups of sliced fruits such as peaches: Del Monte Variety Pack of Mixed Fruit and Diced Peaches. Be honest: You know that you should eat more fruit and veggies, but taking the time to buy fruit, wash it and slice it isn't always there. Keep these no-refrigeration-needed packs handy in cupboards for tech time: No excuses.
- Yo to yogurt. Go for one that's low in sugar or get plain yogurt and mix with crushed fresh fruit, such as strawberries.
- Are you following a gluten-free diet and longing for a crunchy snack? We sampled a variety of gluten-free crackers and pretzels to come up with a winner: Glutino Gluten Free Pretzel Twists (click to order). They're buttery, crispy and our new favorite crunchy treat!
- Does a candy bar sound good? Cancel that candy bar and reach for Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Peanut Granola Bars (click to order). These bars are dunked in a peanut coating that will satisfy your desires. They contain no trans fat and have just 170 calories a bar.
- Cravings can ruin the best intentions. One solution if you're craving something sweet: Choose a snack that contains fiber, such as Dukan Diet Oat Bran Bars, Coconut Almond with Stevia (click to order). They'll satisfy your sweet tooth and, because they're made with stevia rather than sugar, help you avoid those energy crashes that can cause those cravings.
Tip: Going back to college and stressed about gaining the freshman 15? We also recommend "The Dorm Room Diet Planner" by Daphne Oz (click to order).