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11 Ways To Eat Healthier At Work (Without Too Much Effort)

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1. Get your caffeine fix by keeping matcha powder at your desk.


All you have to do is mix matcha powder with hot water and add almond milk. In addition to giving you that caffeine-fueled energy, matcha delivers a healthy dose of antioxidants.

2. Jazz up your oatmeal with unique toppings like blood oranges or even soy sauce.

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Plain old oatmeal is a common office staple. Make yours special and nutritious each morning by adding things like spiced honey and blood oranges. For a savory option, try soy sauce, a soft-boiled egg, and scallions!

3. Avoid daytime fatigue by staying hydrated with infused water!

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It's hard to remember to drink water throughout the day. Refreshing additions such as lemon and basil make the act of drinking water way more appealing. Fruit infusions are another excellent option.

4. Satisfy your sweet tooth with protein-packed treats.

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Don't reach for that standard peanut butter cup! Healthy options like these healthy protein buckeyes will keep you energized and full longer.

5. Preplan your 3 p.m. hunger by packing precut fruits and veggies.

Fruits and veggies are way more nutritious than your typical office snack and way more effective at curbing afternoon munchies. Make sure to buy cute little plastic containers to put them in, of course.

6. Boost your confidence with a snack that'll make you feel fancy, like stuffed dates:


Simply make a small slit in a medjool date and add goat cheese or your nut butter of choice. Wholesome, delicious, and sure to impress your co-workers.

7. Sprinkle chia seeds on everything for added nutrients and awesome texture.

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Their flavor is relatively neutral, so they mainly just add texture and an awesome dose of amino acids, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

8. Bring more flavor to any sad desk lunch with a dollop of kale pesto.

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Not only are you adding more rich flavor, but you're also sneaking in some greens. Recipe here!

9. Channel your inner kid with "adult" ants on a log.

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You can adultify them by using almond butter instead of peanut butter and topping each "log" with sesame seeds and dried currants. Because work is always more fun when childhood nostalgia is involved.

10. Incorporate more protein into your day with a satisfying frittata lunch or breakfast.

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Frittatas are cheap and easy to make, and you can customize them with ingredients of your choice. The amount of protein in frittatas is great for keeping cravings at bay, and one frittata is enough to last for several days.

11. Add some crunch into your routine by bringing homemade veggie chips.

Soft foods get boring fast. Crunchy veggie chips offer some much-needed texture. This curried baked carrot chip recipe also offers a kick of spice, and kale chips are another flawless choice.

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