Working From Home? 20 Easy Snack Ideas from the Nutrisystem Menu

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Snack Ideas for Working from Home

If you’re new to working from home due to the Coronavirus or if it has always been an option offered by your employer, you need healthy snack ideas for the kitchen that’s so close to your “office.” Unlimited access to your pantry makes it incredibly too easy to reach for unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Throw some stress into your work scenario (isn’t that a given?) and you run the risk of sabotaging your diet with snacking.

Are we going to tell you not to snack? No! If they’re the right foods, snacks can play a crucial role in keeping you from getting too hungry and overeating during the day, according to research, published in Advances in Nutrition.

According to a 2019 survey done by the International Food Information Council Foundation, 97% of Americans admit they snack. About a third say they do it a few times a week and another third report snacking once a day. About a quarter (the honest ones!) confess they snack multiple times a day.

Your Nutrisystem plan allows for three snacks a day, both sweet and savory (and some that are both!).  You’ll stay on track and avoid auto-pilot snacking if you eat them on a regular schedule and record them with the rest of your meals on NuMi. When trying to think up new snack ideas, we always like to go back to the basics and transform your favorite flavors into healthier options. Need some snack ideas for your healthy kitchen? Let our meal and snack delivery service bring these mouthwatering treats straight to your door. Keep reading for 20 of our favorite snacks from the Nutrisystem menu.

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Stock up your freezer with these sweet snack ideas that are healthier versions of your favorite desserts:

1. Ice Cream Sandwich >

ice cream sandwich

Ice cream and chocolate—nothing satisfies more, especially when your sweet snack delivers five grams of protein and three grams of fiber.

2. Orange Ice Cream Bar >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

You’ll be able to resist the siren song of the ice cream man if you have these bars in your freezer. Vanilla and orange ice creams are swirled together to create that familiar taste of summers past. This creamy, dreamy bar contains five grams of protein and three grams of fiber.

3. Lemon Zest Cake >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

Nothing is as refreshing as the taste of citrus, which this little cake has a-plenty. Drizzled with vanilla icing, this dessert has a filling four grams of fiber and five grams of protein.

4. Fudge Bar >

fudge bar

There’s no skimping on rich chocolate flavor in these ice cream bars. They taste totally decadent but they’re only 100 calories with five grams of protein and three grams of fiber.

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5. Chocolate Cupcake >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

Sometimes only a chocolate cake will satisfy. With five grams of protein and five grams of fiber—not to mention that luscious creamy chocolate frosting—this snack will keep you totally full and happy.

6. Chocolate Brownie Sundae >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

You’re thinking, a chocolate brownie sundae? On a diet? That’s crazy! Nope, totally good—in so many ways. Ribbons of fudge and chunks of brownies are woven through chocolate ice cream—and so is three grams of fiber and five grams of protein to make it doubly satisfying.

7. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

You might want to save this one for dessert. This cupcake is strawberry and vanilla through and through with luscious whipped cream filling in the middle. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber (three grams) and protein (five grams).

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No freezer space? Fill up your pantry with these shelf-stable healthy snack ideas:

8. Chewy Chocolate Fudge Bar >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

The secret ingredients in this delicious bar are 10 grams of filling protein and four grams of satisfying fiber. There are also crunchy cocoa crisps inside that contribute to a great mouth feel.

9. Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Nut Bar >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

This is THE snack for sweet-and-salty lovers. Almonds, peanuts and walnuts are drizzled with dark chocolate with a smidge of sea salt. What makes it even more satisfying? Six grams of protein and seven grams of fiber.

10. Milk Chocolate Flavored Pretzels >

chocolate pretzels

A crunchy snack that’s so good, you’ll consider it dessert! With five grams of protein and three grams of fiber, they’re a perfect sweet and salty ending to any meal while working from home.

11. Sweet and Salty Nut Bar >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

Nuts about nuts? This is the snack for you! There are almonds, peanuts and walnuts with some raisins for sweetness. It’s all wrapped in a peanut butter shell and dusted with sea salt and dabbed with honey. This nutty bar gives you eight grams of protein and five grams of fiber, making for a perfect snack idea while you work from home during the Coronavirus.

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12. Lemon Cooler Cookie >

lemon cookie

Refreshing, sweet and ultra-lemony, these cookies contain four grams of fiber and five grams of protein, all dusted with powdered sugar.

13. White Cheddar Popcorn >

white cheddar popcorn

This cheesy, savory snack is literally finger-licking good. Crunchy popcorn, cheddar cheese and savory spices (along with five grams of protein and three grams of fiber) might make you want to crank up Netflix instead of working from home. Resist!

14. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie >

oatmeal raisin cookie

Talk about comfort food! This generously sized cookie might remind you of having treats in your Grandma’s kitchen. It’s chockfull of plump raisins—not to mention fiber (four grams) and protein (five grams).

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15. Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

Brown sugar, butter, eggs, chocolate chips and walnuts make these bite-sized cookies a major treat with your mid-afternoon coffee, tea or a glass of skim milk. You’ll be raring to go back to work after your break.

16. Toffee Crunch Cookies >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

With all the taste of one of your favorite candy bars, these bite-sized cookies are rich, buttery and delicious with five grams of fiber and five grams of protein to help fill you up.

17. NutriCrush Chocolate Shake Mix >

chocolate protein shake

Sometimes you just need a chocolate milkshake. This protein-packed beverage is especially filling with 13 grams of protein and five grams of fiber. Plus, it’s loaded with bone-building calcium.

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18. Sweet and Salty Snack Mix >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

It’s got sweet (honey roasted almonds). It’s got salty (peanuts and pretzel balls). It’s got satisfying crunch. It’s the perfect snack for sweet-and-salty lovers who need a hunger-quencher between meals. Five grams of protein guarantees that.

19. Smoky BBQ Snack-A-Rounds >

Snack Ideas for Working from Home

At first bite, you’ll get that wonderful smoky barbecue flavor you love in a chip. What you can’t taste is heart-healthy chia and flaxseed and whole grain quinoa, a popular edible seed which contributes to the seven grams of protein and three grams of fiber in this filling snack.

20. Coconut Almond Bar >

coconut almond bar

Truly a decadent treat and one of your favorite candies. This chocolate-wrapped bar is filled with coconut and slivered almonds but pared of calories and fat. Feel free to indulge. There’s seven grams of protein and four grams of fiber to help you feel totally satisfied.

Even though these 20 snacks are perfect to curb your cravings while you work from home during the Coronavirus, we have an endless supply of healthy snack ideas in our recipe section here on The Leaf. Be sure to check them out today!

Want healthy meals delivered to your home? We’re here for you! Learn more about Nutrisystem meal plan delivery or shop our menu a la carte. >

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