​Superfood Snacks to Bring to the Office

The work day is long and sometimes it takes a re-energizing snack to get you through to the end. It’s important to remember that snacks aren’t always bad! We know how easy it can be to stuff a bag of chips and a processed granola bar into your briefcase, but we promise that it’s worth the time and energy to pack healthy snacks. A filling snack in between meals can keep you from overeating at lunch and dinnertime, and it can even improve your mood and boost your energy! Here are a few superfood snacks to keep you going throughout the workday.

No-Bake Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine coconut oil, honey and cacao powder in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Allow oil to melt and stir to combine ingredients for roughly a minute before removing from heat.
  3. Stir in almond butter and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated. Mix in quinoa and stir until completely coated with chocolate mixture.
  4. Allow batter to cool slightly before dropping large tablespoon-sized scoops onto lined baking sheet.
  5. Transfer sheet to freezer for at least 40 minutes until firm.

Chocolate-Coffee-Chia Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until the almonds are in very small pieces and the mixture holds together when squeezed. Add a splash water if necessary to combine.
  3. Using wet hands, form into twelve 1-inch balls.
  4. Transfer sheet to freezer for at least 40 minutes until firm.

Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flax seed powder
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Spoon onto sheet pan that’s covered with greased parchment paper. Even out the mixture to about 1/8 inch.
  4. Bake until the center is no longer soft, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely; it will continue to crisp up. Break into pieces and store in airtight container.

No-Bake Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups almond butter
  • 1/2 cup seeds of your choice (e.g. hemp seeds)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Combine the oats, nut butter, seeds and honey in a food processor.
  2. Pulse to combine and then add the blueberries.
  3. Pulse about eight more times until the mixture is uniform.
  4. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with one piece of parchment or wax paper that drapes over two sides of the pan.
  5. Place the mixture into the pan and press down to even the top and pack it together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until firm.