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10 Healthy Vegan Snacks for Work

Quite often in times of stress, worry or lethargy at work we can be left reaching for snacks. And whilst those snacks may give us a sugar rush and taste good in the moment, the likelihood is that they’re only a temporary high and soon we’ll come crashing down, back to where we started.

However there is a solution for vegans, and non-vegans alike! The below healthy vegan snacks for work are ideal snacks for when you need a boost of energy, a quick sugar rush, or to refocus your brain.

The best thing about all vegan foods is that they are 100% natural and organic, which means they contain no artificial additives which provide our temporary bliss, and there's no need to feel guilty afterwards. 

So whether you’re a perpetual office snacker, you’re looking to spruce up your office snack selection, or you’re a team leader or manager wondering what to stock up the office canteen with, look no further.

1) Vegan Protein Bars

Vegan protein bars are a great source of natural energy and contain none of the artificial additions that some other protein bars are filled with.

In a vegan protein bar you have a nutritionally balanced, high-protein explosion of sustained energy. They’re great for before or after a quick gym session, or to satisfy a sugar craving, or to just top up your protein balance throughout the day.

Most bars are made from cold-pressed cacao butters which give them a smooth taste and draw their sources of protein from peanuts, rice and peas protein whilst containing none of the added sugar or trans fats.

At The Goodness Project we can supply offices with our Bite Snack Box which is loaded with vegan protein bars, fruit bars and flapjack bars. It’s perfect to be laid out in the canteen or the kitchen. Just click the link above!

2) Propercorn

Popcorn is one of the healthiest available snacks. Not just great to pair with a film, it’s also great for your body because it’s whole grain, and high in fiber. This combination has been linked to lowering the risk of serious diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancers and other health problems.

s an office snack, the wholegrains found in popcorn will serve as a filling, satisfying snack with none of the guilt. Make Propercorn your choice, and you can enjoy a wide range of flavours from savoury to sweet, all with under 100 calories a sachet. Propercorn is also fortified in vitamins and iron, packed with fiber and antioxidants and handmade, meaning it only contains natural ingredients.

3) Trail Mix

Trail Mix is a on-the-go snack that’s been a staple of hikers and walkers diets. Fruit and nuts are the main ingredients, and together the mix can supply a wide array of nutrients that people often struggle to fit into their diets.

One of the best things about trail mix is that it can be made to personal preferences. Trail mix could contain almonds, cashews, walnuts or brazil nuts paired with antioxidants like cranberries, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds and dried fruits. 

In an office environment, it’s even better: Trail Mix will help to fill you up, energise you and counts as one of your five a day.

5) Fruits

Fruits are one of the best sources of natural vitamins and minerals, and are recommended as one of our five a day for a balanced diet.

Although any fruit is a good choice for an office snack, some of the best include: Bananas, which are high in potassium and able to decrease fatigue and boost our mood, nectarines which are a high source of vitamins A and C, helping to increase cognitive function and blueberries which maintain healthy brain function and improve memory.

If you’re looking for a healthy fruit box for your office, why not check out our fruit box delivery service where we’ll deliver a fresh box of fruit to your office daily.

6) Vegan Dark Chocolate

When we’re stressed the first thing we tend to reach for is a sugary snack in the form of our favourite comfort food: Chocolate. But what if we told you there was still a way to enjoy this whilst boosting your brainpower?

Yes it’s true, and the answer is in vegan dark chocolate! Dark chocolate has been found to contain a higher concentrated source of phytonutrients - plant compounds which promote good health - than blueberries.

That means that a bar of dark chocolate can still satisfy our sweet craving, plus boost our blood flow which helps us to concentrate, lower our blood pressure, which boosts our mood, and overall will improve our brain function.

Read up on some of the best vegan dark chocolate to buy in our guide.

6) Vegan Crisp Alternatives

Crisp alternatives are on the rise as people begin to monitor the fat content entering their crisp packets. Some mainstream brands contain high levels of grease and fried oils, which can have detrimental effects on our cholesterol levels. 

In vegan crisp alternatives, all of those factors are stripped back. Alternatives such as apple crisps and kale crisps take away all of the grease and oil factors to leave a crispy, crunchy snack that’s high in natural proteins and vitamins and minerals.

Some of the best brands to try include Popchips, whose crisps are still made from potato but are baked instead of fried and contain no grease, Perry Court Farm apple crisps and Yushio crisps which are made from baked pea snaps to give each packet an extra dose of vitamins. 


7) Vegan Energy Balls

Energy balls are a new addition to the health market, but they’re proving popular. An energy ball is simply a ball made from natural ingredients that give you energy. Most energy balls contain oats to provide long lasting energy but there are free-from options available too.

The benefits for vegan energy balls in the office are of course their ability to provide energy at any point in the day - especially effective in that mid-afternoon slump. They’re also packed full of nutrients, healthy carbs and fibre, and can provide a much needed protein boost too for either before or after the gym. 

This supports lean muscle mass, and aids with weight control which makes it a great option for those with sedentary jobs.

We recommend Deliciously Ella’s ginger and cashew energy ball which contains just four natural, vegan and gluten free ingredients.

Related Reading: Discover more ways to make your office vegan friendly here.

8) Vegan Smoothies

Smoothies are a tasty and fantastic source of vitamins and nutrients, and most importantly keep us away from reaching for sugary, junk food choices because they fill us up and provide us with a sugar rush.

However some smoothies aren’t particularly vegan friendly, despite being made from fruits, because they often contain dairy ingredients like milk or yogurt. Thankfully there are additions that can help transform any smoothie into a safe, vegan alternative. The answer lies in coconut water, and milk alternatives such as oat and almond milk.

Simply blend these ingredients together with a mixture of different fruits and vegetables and enjoy your favourite smoothie made from completely natural ingredients.

9) Mixed Nuts

Whether in a trail mix or on their own, mixed nuts are a fantastic office snack. Nuts are heart-healthy and capable of lowering blood pressure, as well as being packed with cognitive boosting potassium and magnesium which regulates the nervous system.

Their double positive impact on the brain and the nervous system means they can improve concentration and lower stress levels, both things which are vital and usually lead to us reaching for less healthy snacks like chocolate bars.

Mixed nut snack bags also now come in a variety of flavours, from sweet treats like honey, to savoury options such as sour cream - which also makes them a great crisp alternative too.

10) Crackers with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter has a great reputation in the health and fitness world because it’s packed full of good stuff. Peanuts regulate our blood pressure, helping to keep us calm and lowering our risk of heart disease, whilst the vitamins and minerals that naturally occur in peanut butter have some great health benefits.

In the office, why not try spreading peanut butter on wholewheat crackers to combine the benefits of whole grain with the superfood benefits of peanut butter. Whilst most peanut butter will be vegan, vegan peanut butter differ by ensuring to avoid added extras such as palm oil and sugars, and instead of replacing these with naturally occurring sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.

 

Want to improve your office snack game?

Look no further than us here at the Goodness Project! We don’t just deliver healthy vegan hampers, we also have an entire office range that’s made for businesses of all shapes and sizes: From big corporations to small startups. We can provide you and your team with healthy snack alternatives, wherever you’re working from.

Find out more or contact us to get your free quote!