19 Healthy Snacks to Eat at Your Desk
Pressed By Kind Fruit Bars
These bars contain only fruit (2 servings per bar) and chia seeds. They are lightly sweet and delightfully chewy. Choose these if you want something fun that gives you a break from grain-based bars.
Staff Favorite: Cherry
What Tasters Said: “It reminds me of a healthy fruit roll up.”
“These taste better than they look.”
Nutrition Facts: 130 calories, 0.5g fat, 65mg sodium, 18g sugar, 3g fiber, 1g protein
Mary’s Gone Crackers
At 13 crackers per serving, these crispy, textured crackers cover your urge for a crunch. Choose Original for a toasted, nutty flavor that pairs well with hummus or another creamy dip, or try the Super Seed for added texture.
Staff Favorite: Super Seed
What Tasters Said: “Nummy. A new technical term for nutty and yummy.”
“Really enjoyed these, I would eat them with cream cheese.”
Nutrition Facts: 160 calories, 8g fat, 1g sat fat, 200mg sodium, 3g sugar, 3g protein
Van’s Multigrain and Say Cheese! Crispy Whole Grain Baked Crackers
We found crackers with a crispiness that resembles a chip more than other whole grain cracker varieties. These are an ultimate snack food, because they supply a crunch at 140 calories per 30 crackers!
What Tasters Said: “I like the lightness; the multigrain is my favorite.”
“I love that they are not too cheesy.”
Nutrition Facts: 140 calories, 5g fat, 1g sat fat, 270mg sodium, 2g fiber, 3g sugar, 3g protein
Sometimes you need your snack to be fresh and fruity, rather than crunchy and salty. Refresh your mental and physical palate with these squeezable smoothie-like superfood blends. They have a texture similar to yogurt and do not require refrigeration.
Staff Favorite: Purify (Apple, guava, kale, strawberry, parsley, chia)
What Tasters Said: “These are great flavors. I think I would like it even better chilled.”
“I dig these. Good texture.”
Nutrition Facts: 130 calories, 3.5g fat, 3g sat fat, 5g sodium, 3g fiber, 17g sugar, 1g protein
Even with minimal ingredients, these bars are full of flavor. They are gluten, soy, and dairy free with no added sugar. Egg whites help pack 13 to 15g of protein in each palm-size bar. No wonder they are rising in popularity.
Staff Favorite: Pumpkin Spice
What Tasters Said: “The texture is very chewy.”
“The blueberry flavor is very strong.”
Nutrition Facts: 210 calories, 9g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 150mg sodium, 4g fiber, 15g fiber, 12g protein
Bearded Brothers Energy Bar
These all-organic bars are made in Austin, TX and sold in Whole Foods stores. They come in various flavors with base ingredients such as dates, figs, hemp seeds, sun butter, and chia seeds. They provide enough calories and protein to sustain even the hungriest worker until mealtime.
What Tasters Said: “Subtly sweet, good texture.”
“Chewy. The chocolate has good flavor.”
Nutrition Facts: 244 calories, 13g fat, 2g sat fat, 17mg sodium, 5g fiber, 21g sugar, 7g protein
Trader Joe's Trek Mix: Simply Amonds, Cashews, and Cranberries
This classic snack is already portioned into a nice little handful, making it the ideal snack for a sudden surge of hunger. With nuts proving protein and dried cranberries contributing to its sweetness, this mix is a winner.
What Tasters Said: “Yes! Perfect. I don’t like overly salted mix so this is yummy.”
“My perfect desk snack.”
Nutrition Facts: 210 calories, 13g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 20mg sodium, 3g fiber, 8g sugar, 7g protein
Kind Healthy Grains Popped Snack Bites
This popcorn is different, because it combines popcorn and grains for a fun and crunchy snack. Think of it as a granola, popcorn hybrid. It comes in flavors like salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt in a re-sealable bag. These mixes are mildy sweet and textured—just asking to satisfy those afternoon cravings.
Staff Favorite: Salted Caramel
What Tasters Said: “The chocolate flavor resembles a chocolate graham cracker.”
“These are fun. I would buy this snack!”
Nutrition Information: 110 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat fat, 60mg sodium, 2g fiber, 4g sugar, 2g protein
Trader Joe's Inner Peas and Inner Beans
Ah, yes, find your inner “peas” at work during your 3:30 p.m. snack time. You can enjoy 22 beans for 130 calories, so these are a good choice if you just want to munch! These are mild and satisfyingly crunchy.
Staff Favorite: Inner Peas
What Tasters Said: “The black beans are different, but would be good with a chipotle dip.”
“Great crunch and flavor.”
Nutrition Information: 130 calories, 4.5g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 105mg sodium, 5g fiber, 1g sugar, 5g protein
Take a break from bars, and pop a few of these fruit and nut bites. They come in combinations like Almond Blueberry Lemon, Macadamia Pineapple Coconut, and Pecan Cherry Cinnamon, providing the curb for a snacker with a sweet tooth.
Staff Favorite: Blueberry
What Tasters Said: “Satisfying and flavorful.”
“Good texture; it would be a filling snack.”
Nutrition Facts: 110 calories, 8g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 8mg sodium, 6g sugar, 1.5g fiber, 3g protein
Epic Bites: Beef Steak with Cranberry and Siracha
These bites are for the snacker with a need for protein. If you are having a day where you need a savory snack that feels heavier than your average granola, these are right for you. They are bite-sized and have a texture that is chewy but not tough like other jerky varieties.
What Tasters Said: “I enjoyed the texture!”
“These are a balance of spice and sweet.”
Nutrition Facts: 70 calories, 1.5g fat, 0g sat fat, 320g sodium, <1g fiber, 5g sugar, 9g protein
Paqui Tortilla Chips
Paqui chips, particularly the Haunted Ghost Pepper chips, are not your ordinary snack. These tortilla chips have minimal ingredients and are named for the Aztec word meaning “to be happy.” The Seat Salt Delights keeps it light, crispy and simple, while the Haunted Ghost Pepper is not for the fainthearted.
What Tasters Said: “Spicy but AMAZING. Bring on the heat.”
“Finally a super hot chip that doesn’t taste like fake smoke.”
“I would eat the Sea Salt flavor all day with salsa.”
Nutrition Facts: 140 calories, 6g fat, 1g sat fat, 160mg sodium, 1g fiber, 0g sugar, 2g protein
Popcorn Indiana Sea Salt Popcorn
Popcorn Indiana comes in a variety of flavors, our Staff Favorite being the Himalayan Pink Salt. It provides just the right balance of salt with only 37 calories per cup of popcorn. This popcorn is gluten-free, non-GMO, and Kosher, so you can snack guilt-free.
Nutrition Facts: 140 calories, 6g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 220mg sodium, 0g sugar, 3g protein.
Chobani Flip Pistachio Paradise
Chobani Flip Pistachio Paradise is the perfect combo of crunchy pistachio with tart dried cranberries. These are easy to keep in an office refrigerator and feel like a step up from your everyday chips or crackers. With wholesome, non-GMO ingredients and three types of probiotics packed inside, you're sure to feel good about your mid-afternoon treat.
Nutrition Facts: 170 calories, 4.5g fat, 2g sat fat, 85mg sodium, 17g sugar, 12g protein
Quinn Classic Sea Salt Pretzels
Quinn Classic Sea Salt Pretzels are crispy, delicate, and have a true sea salt flavor. In addition, they are gluten-free. Unlike other pretzel varieties, Quinn pretzels have no genetically modified corn starch or soy lecthin and are a tasty, allergen-free snack.
Nutrition Facts: 110 calories, 4g fat, 2g sat fat, 280mg sodium, 1g sugar, 1g protein
Goldfish Made with Organic Wheat
Sometimes mindless snacking feels unavoidable. If you find yourself craving a crunch without a large appetite, Goldfish may be the answer. There's a whole lot of flavor in an even larger serving size-- 55 crackers for 140 calories. We love the Cheddar flavor and the convenience of the resealable bag.
Nutrition Facts: 140 calories, 5g fat, 1g sat fat, 240mg sodium, 0g sugar
Peter Pan Simply Ground
Finally, a creamy-crunchy peanut butter that satisfies all texture preferences and has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The wide mouth jar is perfect for dipping apples, celery, or whatever else your snacking heart desires.
Nutrition Facts: 210 calories, 17g fat, 3g sat fat, 125mg sodium, 3g sugar, 8g protein.
I Heart Keewah Quinoa Clusters
This one is for all of you sweet snackers out there. The quinoa clusters are made from organic quinoa, almonds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, chia seeds, and hemp hearts. Their sweetness comes from brown rice syrup and organic cane sugar and a decadent dark chocolate drizzle. A sprinkle of sea salt makes each cluster irresistible.
Nutrition Facts: 130 calories, 6g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 105mg sodium, 6g sugar, 3g protein