The Healthy Snacks Nutritionists Reach For At Work

The Healthy Snacks Nutritionists Reach For At Work

Whether you feel peckish at 11am or 4am, it pays to reach for a nutritionally balanced snack to keep you going in between meals. To find out what the best options are, we asked eight nutritionists what they would choose at the supermarket.

Bounce Bar, £1.85

“You can find these protein-based balls everywhere, including Holland & Barrett and Boots. Protein will keep you fuller for longer and keep blood sugar levels balanced. Plus, they’re small enough to fit in your handbag and there are lots of flavours – try the coconut and macadamia variety.” – Sana Khan, nutritionist and founder of Avicenna Wellbeing

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Clearspring Organic Seaveg Crispies, £1.25

“These are my go-to for a long afternoon at my desk. They are crispy seaweed thins made from just three ingredients – nori, sea salt and organic sunflower oil. They keep my nose out of the biscuit jar until tea time with the kids.” – Gabriela Peacock, resident nutritional therapist at Tempus Belgravia and founder of GP Nutrition

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TREK Protein Bar, 90p

“Cereal bars may be appealing, but so many of them are high in sugar and fat. If you train regularly, your protein needs may be higher, so try a TREK bar – the entire range has between 9-10g of plant-based protein per bar, as well as gluten-free oats, fruits and nut.” – Alex Cook, EXALT resident sports and endurance dietitian

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RXBAR, £2.50

“When we crave sugar, we’re actually craving a combination of sugar and fat which provides those moreish and hyper-palatable qualities. For a healthier sweet snack, choose a mix of sugar and fat – an RXBAR contains dates and nuts, and provides a high-quality dose of protein to keep you full.” – Lily Soutter, nutritionist


Brave Roasted Peas, £1

“These are a great alternative to nuts, and are high in both protein and fibre, which is important for keeping you full throughout the afternoon. The salt and vinegar flavour are a personal favourite.” – Jenna Hope, registered nutrition consultant

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 Ape Cheese Puffs, 79p

“Like a healthy version of Wotsits, these coconut-based snacks get my vote. Made without nasty ingredients, the added coconut will keep you full and boost metabolism.” – Jodie Brandman, nutritional therapist 

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Graze Punchy Protein Nuts, £1.20

“These lime and chilli-flavoured cashews, peanuts and almonds come in a handy 35g snacking size which helps to ensure good portion control. While it is true that nuts contain fat, they are low in saturated fats and can keep your heart healthy.” – Rebecca Stevens, registered nutritionist

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The Eaten Path Rice & Pea Chips, £2.25

“These are surprisingly clean crisps and have won lots of taste awards. They can be bought in small or large packs and are about the healthiest option you’ll find in supermarkets and petrol stations.” – Vivienne Talsmat, nutritionist, longevity specialist and creator of Rejuva

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Primal Pantry Bars, £1.25

“These bars are made from nuts and seeds, which is the perfect combination to deal with sweet cravings. They come in lots of flavours and are vegan-friendly.” – Jodie

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Deliciously Ella Chocolate Dipped Almonds, £1.29

“When your willpower has gone and nothing else will do, these chocolate-dipped almonds really hit the spot. They taste naughty, but are healthy.” – Vivienne

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Kallo Lentil Cakes, £1.89

“Made from lentils, these cakes have more protein than regular crackers, which will keep you fuller for longer. Try them with hummus or nut butter for a rounded snack.” – Jodie

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Rude Health Peanut Crunch Bars, £2.79

“A nutritionally-balanced, on-the-go snacking option, this bar contains peanuts, cashews and a variety of seeds. Alternatively, you could try making your own trail mix with nuts, dried fruit, seeds and mini pretzels.” – Rebecca

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Love Corn, £1

“This roasted corn is a perfect alternative to crisps. They’re lower in saturated fats and higher in protein and fibre, which means you’ll feel fuller for longer. They also provide the same crunch and salty flavour as crisps, so you don’t feel like you’re missing out.” – Jenna

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GOSH! Tuscan Vegetable Bites, £2.18

“Packed with butternut squash and spinach, these are ideal for a savoury snack. If you can get your hands on some pre-made guacamole for some healthy fats, even better.” – Vivienne

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Livia’s Kitchen Nugglets, £1

“The salted almond butter Nugglets are delicious and a great alternative to not-so-healthy caramel treats. These are also made with added superfoods such as lucuma and cacao.” – Vivienne

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Whether you're in the office or working from home, stock up on these expert-approved staples, which guarantee endless snack options…


  • OATCAKES: “You can’t go wrong with oatcakes – they are packed with low-GI carbs and fibre. For a nutritionally-balanced snack, pair with a small portion of nut butter for some protein and good fats, alongside an apple, which counts towards your five-a-day.” – Alex 

  • NUTS: “A pack of unsalted, roasted nuts is a great snack option. Pair a handful with a pack of fresh berries from the supermarket – the nuts will slow the sugar absorption from the berries for an energy-boosting snack.” – Vivienne 

  • MINDFUEL: “This is such a clever brand and the sachets can easily be kept in your drawer or handbag. I rate the protein-based soups (you just add hot water), but they also do pre-mixed chia puddings and teff porridge.” – Vivienne 

  • BANANAS: “Cheap and cheerful, bananas contain a range of nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, C and minerals including iron, potassium and magnesium. A medium-sized banana covers off 10% of your fibre requirements for the day, too, making them the perfect fruit to keep in your drawer.” – Rebecca 

*DISCLAIMER: Features published by SheerLuxe are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of your GP or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programme.

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