Low Calorie Recipes For Work

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These are quick easy low calorie recipes for work. It will keep you full until the next meal without fail. It is also something you can eat either as a breakfast or lunch. For those worried about carbs, the early part of the day is fine for a higher carb intake since you have the rest of the day to burn them!
REMEMBER: Carbs are helpful for lunchtime walks!

Sliced banana with peanut butter on crisps.
1 medium banana – 105 Calories, 0.4g Fat, 27g Carbs, 1.3g Protein
2 tablespoons All Natural (Better’n Peanut Butter) – 100 Calories, 2g Fat, 12g Carbs, 4g Protein
3 Wasa Crip N Lite Crispbread (Crackers) – 60 Calories, 0 Fat, 13g Carbs, 2g Protein
Total – 265 Calories, 2.4 Fat, 52 Carbs, 7.3 Protein

Spread the peanut butter between the 3 crispbreads and cut up the banana and divide evenly between the crisps and that’s it! Delicious as well!

Sliced cucumbers with hummus in a whole grain pita.
1 Whole Grain Pita (Toufany) – 155 Calories, 1g Fat, 30g Carbs, 6g Protein
1 Cucumber Medium – 45 Calories, 0.3g Fat, 10g Carbs, 2g Protein
2 oz Hannah’s Hummus – 120 Calories, 9g Fat, 10g Carbs, 4g Protein
2 ribs Romaine Lettuce – 10 Calories, 0g Fat, 0.02g Carbs, 0.6g Protein
Total – 330 Calories, 10.3 Fat, 50 Carbs, 12.6 Protein

Slice along one side to open the pita, spread 2 oz. hummus (any flavor, mine is roasted red pepper) along the inside of the pita. Add thinly sliced cucumber cut lengthwise, a few ribs of chopped romaine lettuce to plump it up and you are all set! Tastes really refreshing, better than you might believe. Try it, you’ll like it!

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Debbie January 11, 2017 at 10:04 am

I snack on a lot of fruit and yogurt throughout the day. It is important to eat healthy meals to keep your energy up.

Doug January 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Love the recipes and a wonderful idea, especially when its so easy to eat junk food at work.

Dennis January 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

I bring along cucumbers and hummus most days. They are a healthy and low calorie snack. There is a hug variety of hummus out there too so you can’t really get tired of it.

Desiree January 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

Fruit is a very easy on the go healthy snack. I try to keep clementines at my desk for the week.

Beatriz January 16, 2017 at 11:08 am

bananas are my go-to snack. easy to carry.

Abby January 16, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Greek yogurt with some fruit and wheat germ is my snack of choice. It is easy and filling and healthy.

Britt January 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm

I have had apples and cinnamon as a snack everyday since I was a teenager. It is delicious and very healthy.

Marci January 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

I love hummus.. It’s a great snack during the day while I’m at work

Chrissy January 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Both of these recipes sound yummy! Great healthy alternatives.

Kim January 18, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Having some nuts to snack on is very satisfying – almonds are a good choice.

Trish January 19, 2017 at 5:41 pm

I’ll skip the hummus but the bananas and peanut butter sound perfect! Good tip.

Esperanza January 20, 2017 at 9:37 am

I usually make myself a smoothie for a mid-day snack. It is delicious and it really fills me up and gives me energy too.

Shanice January 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

Today I have cherry tomatoes and cheese cubes for my snack. I find that when I have little snacks between my bigger meals – healthy snacks though – it keeps me from getting tired and drained during the day.

Connie January 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm

My New Year’s resolution for this year is to start eating healthy snacks and no more ordering lunch at the office. I’ve been doing good with fruit and veggies for now, but need some new ideas for when I get bored with the produce.

Marvin January 23, 2017 at 10:19 am

I fill up on tea, vegetables and hummus throughout the day. I’m very aware of what I eat and do what I can to stay healthy. Won’t find me munching on White Castle, chips or soda!

Ronnie January 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm

I have a sweet tooth and opt for candy and other sugary snacks when I am needing something to eat. I have found that keeping grapes at my desk is a good alternative to the Twix Bars and Oreos I gravitate towards. They end my hunger and are still something sweet, without the excessive sugar.

Nick January 24, 2017 at 10:10 am

It is really easy to just cut up some fruit or some vegetables. You don’t even need to have dip if you want to cut calories more.

Shane January 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

Popcorn is actually quite healthy to keep around as a snack, as long as you avoid the ones with extreme salt or butter. I keep a big bag at my desk and pour some in a cup when hunger calls.

Reggie January 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm

My wife and I both work and we get our lunches ready the night before. In addition to out sandwiches or soup our snacks are – baby carrots, celery, apples or pears and nuts. They’re easy to pack and take a while to chew so you think you’re eating a lot more than just a snack. Oranges & bananas have a little too much sugar for us; we are type 2 diabetics.

Teagan January 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Toothpicks are perfect skewers for snacks made from cheese cubes, grape tomatoes and black olives.
Or cheese and red & green grapes. I would suggest cubes of salami, pepperoni and cheese, but we’re trying to stay healthy, right?

Tina January 27, 2017 at 10:56 am

Sometimes I get really adventurous and try to make my own hummus. I’ve actually gotten better at my recipes. Pretty easy to make!

Mary January 27, 2017 at 1:53 pm

I go for yogurt or a hard boiled egg for some protein in between meals.

Eli January 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm

I know I should have healthier things to eat for lunchtime dessert, but instead I still shovel in those delicious ShopRite sugar cookies against my doctor’s orders.

Carrie January 30, 2017 at 10:33 am

Best tip – stay away from the Goodie Table!!!

Sachi January 30, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Make these the night before and snack happy the next day: veggie rolls. Take a slice of cheese and a few grape tomatoes, or cheese and black olives, or marinated peppers – wrap your fillings in a leaf of lettuce or kale and roll tight. Store the rolls in a sandwich bag or a plastic sandwich container with a little ice pack to take to work. Lo-cal and delicious.

Pattie January 31, 2017 at 12:27 pm

I love the humus idea. Light, refreshing and tasty.

Christiane January 31, 2017 at 3:37 pm

I often buy a bag of oranges or box of clementines for the week. The vitamin C is especially beneficial with all the germs going around the office. Good for your immune system AND a healthy snack!

Carmen February 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm

I keep a bag of air popped popcorn at my desk with just a little sea salt. It really is filling and very low in calories.

Amma February 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Today I brought in cherry tomatoes for my healthy snack. Such an easy thing to bring along and needs no prep at all.

Linda February 8, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Yum! These sound great! I love light snacks but I get bored of my staples. Thanks for the 2 new snacks to try out!

Nicholle February 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

I’ve been keeping almonds at my desk to snack on. They are very nutritious, in moderation (like everything). Just a few will be enough to get you through until your next meal.

Mari February 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm

It takes a few minutes the night before but I love celery stalks filled with lite cream cheese, sprinkled with a little paprika or any Mrs. Dash spices. Be sure you have enough cold water at your desk or else you might be snacking when you’re actually just thirsty. Hydrate!

Leilani February 14, 2017 at 2:14 pm

I like grab and go. Yogurt, bananas, clementines, granola, almonds – really easy to bring with you.

Alison February 16, 2017 at 10:49 am

Be careful with yogurt. If it’s already flavored it will have sugar added, or aspartame. Better to buy plain Greek yogurt and add your own diced fruit. I even like to remove the seeds from a cucumber and dice that up for my yogurt with some freshly ground pepper and a little lemon zest. Try it!

Jose February 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

Don’t order in or go out for lunch every day. Eat healthy and keep a budget, too. I buy a roasted chicken at the supermarket for $5 and cut it up to add to my salads for lunch. To keep it low fat, remove the skin. I’m also good at making chicken sandwiches when I’m tired of salad every day.

Avery February 23, 2017 at 11:08 am

Meal prep, don’t buy lunch everyday! That way you know what goes into your food and you aren’t impulse buying. I take two Greek yogurts with me for my snack and it is very cost effective because they are often on sale 10 for $10. Gets me through the week and that is often more than what people spend buying snacks from the vending machine all week.

Lydia February 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

Cucumbers and hummus are one of my favorite snacks. Adding the pita is a nice tough. I should try that to make it a bit more filling.

Jean February 27, 2017 at 3:38 pm

That fruit looks delicious! Can’t wait for summer when there is more in season.

Pablo December 4, 2017 at 10:05 am

This is so great. I’m always trying to find ways to take care of my body at work.

Chris G September 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

BRING YOUR LUNCH TO WORK!! Don’t order with the group, it will become a habit. Not only is it hard to order out healthy, it gets expensive. Best thing for me is to cook lunch the night before for the next 2-3 workdays. Ground poultry made in a pan with kale, peppers, olives and spices, tossed in goat cheese crumbles are my go to lunch for the week, and is under 600 calories and keeps me satisfied through the rest of the day.

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