How many days a week do you hear the soft whisper of the vending machine calling you to indulge in M&Ms, a Snickers bar, or a bag of salty, crispy chips? If you’re toiling hard, the mid-afternoon munchies are almost inevitable. But taking a snack break isn’t always advisable.
Not only are most of those munchies filled with fat and sugar, but they can be expensive—what a five-dollar Frappucino every day can do to your weekly budget isn’t pretty. Breaks can also be distracting, causing you to lose your thought or momentum, sometimes for the rest of the day. Hence, the snack drawer. Don’t have one? You should. If you stock it right, you won’t flip out after a tough sales call and eat everything in sight. Promise.
Here are some ideas for a well-stocked snack drawer—one that will keep you satisfied and full of energy, and occasionally help you indulge a bit on the days you really need something sweet or salty to stay alive.