Whether you are employed full-time in a facility or commute between places, we need to keep up our energy and focus throughout the day. Periodic breaks along with getting up and moving can greatly help with this. Proper hydration is also important.
Personally, I also benefit from a light snack during the day. Snacks can help support blood sugar levels and lessen the chances of overeating at meals.(Details are here.) The key is to be sure they are healthy snacks.
Snack on this when near a fridge or home
- Milk or a milk substitute
- Yogurt with fruit
- Bananas (I don’t like them warm or smushed so I rarely take them when traveling)
- Fresh popcorn
- Unsweetened juice (can work for traveling if you have a way to keep it cool)
- Low sodium vegetable juice (also ok for travel if you can keep them cool)
Snack on this when you’re on the road
When packing food for travel, consider whether it will be sitting in the hot car. Consider packing it in BPA free containers as more studies are indicating this is an issue. If you’ll be snacking and sipping water while driving, open your containers BEFORE you start driving.
- Unsalted pretzels
- An apple
- Carrot and celery sticks
- Unsalted nuts or seeds
- A few raisins