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If you are like me, I get hungry in between meals at work and always need something to snack on. It is always easy to grab the chips or cookies because they are so convenient, but not easy on your waistline, or even your skin! Good skin comes from good eating habits, as well as a good skin care regimen. Here are some suggestions for easy office snacks to energize you as well as feed your body and the skin you need to nourish!

  1. Veggie Sticks: These are a great go-to snack. Pick seasonal, organic and local veggies and slice them up for grabbing.
  2. Hummus: You can dip those veggies in the hummus, as well as crackers for a healthier choice.
  3. Trail Mix: Make your own favorite trail mix of raw almonds, cashews, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, dried fruit and whatever else you want to add to satisfy your taste buds. Maybe a little dark chocolate, too.
  4. Dates: This wonderful fruit is full of fiber and nutrients, and will satisfy your sweet tooth!
  5. Fresh Fruit: This is a given. Fruit is so easy to take along and convenient. Grapes, bananas, apples, pears and blueberries are easily carried around in your purse or bag, and they are not messy.
  6. Popcorn: Popcorn is fun and delicious. Add nuts to get more fiber and protein.
  7. Almond Butter: Pair this with all your fruits and crackers for a very appetizing snack.
  8. Green Tea: I can’t say enough of this antioxidant. It is great for your body, your skin, and giving you a little pep mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Drink it hot or cold, with a little lemon.
  9. Ginger Ale: Don’t keep making trips to the soda machine when you want a little pick-me-up or you are craving the “fizz”. You can drink ginger ale (homemade if you can) or you can add lemons, limes, oranges, cucumbers, etc. to some seltzer water for a refreshing, healthy drink.
  10. Sandwich Wraps: Make yourself a sandwich with your all-time favorite ingredients (spinach, carrots, bell peppers, chickpeas, or whatever on a whole-grain tortilla.
  11. Avocados: Slice one open with some salt and pepper and you are good to go…or add it in with your sandwich and veggie sticks.
  12. Plain Yogurt: Always choose plain yogurt and add in your own fresh ingredients to cut down on added sugar.
  13. Pretzels and Whole Grain Crackers: Sometimes I just want to crunch! Get some of these so you won’t reach for the chips and other unnecessary carbs.
  14. Peanut or Almond Butter Balls: These are one my absolute favorite snacks of ALL time! Mix equal parts peanut butter, oatmeal, honey and protein powder (if desired) for a very filling and satiating snack. I sometimes add some dark chocolate morsels or coconut flakes with flax seeds for even more fiber. Make them as big or small as you like!
  15. Green Smoothie: Get out that blender and add some spinach, kale, squash, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, bananas, and anything else you might want to add to your healthy menu for the day! Add some juice, water or almond milk, and blend. This is one of the most potent, antioxidant drinks around. So much fiber and delicious antioxidants. Your body and your skin will love you for it!

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    • Posted on by pancakeorganics

      Coconut is a source of trace minerals such as manganese, iron, copper and which keeps connective tissues such as hair, skin, nails, and ligaments strong. Thanks and keep post more information about the coconut products.

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