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!
40 thoughts on “Low Calorie Recipes For Work”
I snack on a lot of fruit and yogurt throughout the day. It is important to eat healthy meals to keep your energy up.
Love the recipes and a wonderful idea, especially when its so easy to eat junk food at work.
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.
Fruit is a very easy on the go healthy snack. I try to keep clementines at my desk for the week.
bananas are my go-to snack. easy to carry.
Greek yogurt with some fruit and wheat germ is my snack of choice. It is easy and filling and healthy.
I have had apples and cinnamon as a snack everyday since I was a teenager. It is delicious and very healthy.
I love hummus.. It’s a great snack during the day while I’m at work
Both of these recipes sound yummy! Great healthy alternatives.
Having some nuts to snack on is very satisfying – almonds are a good choice.
I’ll skip the hummus but the bananas and peanut butter sound perfect! Good tip.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Sometimes I get really adventurous and try to make my own hummus. I’ve actually gotten better at my recipes. Pretty easy to make!
I go for yogurt or a hard boiled egg for some protein in between meals.
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.
Best tip – stay away from the Goodie Table!!!
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.
I love the humus idea. Light, refreshing and tasty.
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!
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.
Today I brought in cherry tomatoes for my healthy snack. Such an easy thing to bring along and needs no prep at all.
Yum! These sound great! I love light snacks but I get bored of my staples. Thanks for the 2 new snacks to try out!
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.
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!
I like grab and go. Yogurt, bananas, clementines, granola, almonds – really easy to bring with you.
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!
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.
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.
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.
That fruit looks delicious! Can’t wait for summer when there is more in season.
This is so great. I’m always trying to find ways to take care of my body at work.
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.