Posted at: 03/05/2013 11:09 AM

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Healthy Desk Drawer Snack Ideas

When your mind is working hard, your stomach may inevitably start growling.  While snacking can help you receive all the nutrients you need and curb your hunger so that you don’t overeat at your next meal, it’s important to be careful to not engage in mindless munching.  Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian, Jen Haugen, will share quick tips to healthy snacks that won’t ruin your appetite.  

Celebrate National Nutrition Month – Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Simple tips for healthy desk drawer snacks – think EASY:

Essential Protein
Add Whole Grains
Simple Snacks
Your Favorite Portable Fruit


  • Think of snacks as mini-meals that contribute nutrient-rich foods.
  • Snack only when you’re hungry.
  • Keep portion control in mind.
  • Plan snacks ahead of time.

And Don’t Forget!
-Hand sanitizer
-Plastic utensils/napkins