Snacking at Work

I think I’ve solved the “man, I get so hungry at work” problem.

Really, I feel like a dolt for not figuring this out sooner.

hummus-280bI used to eat a salad (chopped cucumbers, carrots, radishes) for lunch pretty much every day.  I found that just the veggies wasn’t cutting it.  I felt full after eating it, but then an hour later I was ravenous again.

So I tried switching it up and just for kicks and giggles I decided to take some of my leftover homemade roasted red pepper hummus with me today.  So for each break I had that with organic veggies and a banana.

And, guess what.  I made it from my first break to my second one without the bottom of my stomach gnawing at the top!  And then I made it from the second break until I got home the same way!  In fact, I was rather startled by how full I felt after each break.  Which is upsetting in and of itself because it means I was used to feeling hungry.  Not good.

So, I had to relearn the lesson that I need more protein at work.  Now that I know I can start making some hummus and nut butters at the start of every week.  Sometimes I switch it up with a tofu sandwich from a restaurant nearby (so delicious!) and a green kale and fruit smoothie, but that gets pricey after a while.

What do you snack on at work?

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