The 7 Best Snacks to Eat at Your Desk

When you’re sitting at your desk from nine ‘til five, it’s only natural that you’ll get the urge to snack from time to time, right?

Julie Santos · 6th February 2017

But with so many snacks out there, and so many potential snack-based pitfalls, it can be hard to know what to reach for when hunger strikes. Take Wotsits for example. At first glance, they seem to be the ideal desk snack – full of delicious crunchy, cheesy goodness. But before you’ve even got halfway down the bag you’ll probably start to notice dusty orange smears appearing on your hands, desk and work. And, by the time you’re done, you’re likely to have an orange disaster zone on your hands… or is that just us?

Fortunately, we’re here to guide you through the best quick, easy, and inexpensive snack options out there that are ideal for nibbling at your desk without the risk of any snack-based drama. Enjoy!


This low-calorie snack is sure to satisfy your cravings! Portable, hassle-free, and convenient, popcorn makes the ideal office snack – and it’s also a great source of fibre!

Available in a huge range of flavours, there’s sure to be something out there for everyone. And better still, prompting memories of cinema trips and film nights, it will feel like you’re getting a real treat whilst you work.

If you’re counting the calories, look out for lightly salted or sweetened options that offer plenty of volume for very few calories.

Wasabi Peas

If you’re looking to spice things up a bit, wasabi peas are a great workplace snack!

Delicious, affordable, and mess-free, these little peas will provide the fix you need, whether you’re craving something spicy, crunchy, or even salty.

What’s more, they are also cram-packed with protein and fibre, meaning they’ll give you that much-needed 2pm energy boost when you need it the most.

Dark Chocolate

Believe it or not, not all chocolate is bad for you. Dark chocolate actually offers a whole host of nutritional benefits, including boosting your mood and lowering your blood pressure. So, ditch the milk chocolate bar that will cause your sugar levels to rise, and eventually crash, and grab yourself a bar of the dark stuff.

To get the optimum health benefits, make sure you look out for chocolate that’s at least 72% dark.

Vegetable Sticks and Hummus

Easy, healthy, and super tasty, what’s not to love about veggie sticks and hummus? Simply slice up some of your favourite veg (carrots, celery, and cucumber all make excellent dippers!), grab a pot of hummus (or if you’re feeling adventurous, make your own), and you’re all set for a day of snacking.


Despite its questionable reputation, low-salt jerky is the ideal workplace snack – it’s ultra-portable, offers a major protein boost and, let’s face it, it’s also pretty damn delicious!

Just make sure you pick a low-salt option.

Hard-boiled Eggs

With just 70 calories and packed with five to six grams of protein, a hard-boiled egg will give you the boost you need when you hit that all-too-familiar 2pm dip! Peeling your eggs before you leave the house (or, even better, the night before) will help to reduce the risk of mess.


Of course, no one said that desk snacks always have to be healthy – where would be the fun in that?

A round of donuts makes the perfect end-of-week treat or celebratory snack for a special occasion in the office.

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