Ask Ellie Krieger
Q: I always get tired toward the end of the workday — right around when I want to grab a chocolate bar from the candy machine. Is there a healthier but fast way to get some energy? A:
That candy machine is tempting — but a habit worth breaking. Keep your quarters for the parking meter and try some of these ideas: Every Monday bring 5 pieces of fruit to work to keep at your desk so you can enjoy a piece each day. Keep a few snack-size bags of almonds at your desk for a portion-savvy energizing crunch.. Stash some low-fat cottage cheese, yogurt and cheese in the office fridge for a calcium rich snack. Easy to munch veggies like baby carrots and grape tomatoes are also great to have around, especially with some hummus for dipping.
Learn more in the Everyday Health Diet and Nutrition Center.