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The Healthiest Snacks to Stash in Your Desk

What to eat when dinner is hours away

It happens to all of us – it's 3 p.m., you still have hours of work left, and you're hungry. Rather than race to the office vending machines and pull out something laden with calories, opt for one of these healthy snacks.

Our editors share their favorite desk snacks that they keep around for such emergencies. The key is that the snack must have shelf life, so that it's there when you need it, and give you that needed boost of energy to help you finish the day.

And if you snack on these goodies in the morning, we won't tell.

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The Healthiest Snacks to Stash in Your Desk

Crunchies

Don't miss out on any of these 10 yummy varieties of pure freeze-dried fruits and vegetables.

Whether you opt for blueberries, strawberries, cinnamon apples or beets, you'll think you've died and gone to snack heaven.

The Healthiest Snacks to Stash in Your Desk

Justin's Maple Almond Butter & Pretzels

There's nothing better than Justin's maple almond butter. Unless it's pairing it with pretzel sticks. Keep this adult version of a favorite kid's treat in your desk for a sudden burst of workday joy when you dig in.

The Healthiest Snacks to Stash in Your Desk

thinkThin Madagascar Vanilla-Almonds-Pecans Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a pure comfort food, and adding the flavor of vanilla with almonds and pecans just makes it decadent. Without the guilt.

The Healthiest Snacks to Stash in Your Desk

Mamma Chia Blackberry Bliss Chia Squeeze

This is the perfect snack full of Omega-3s, protein, fiber and more. It will give you a boost of energy and it's intended for people of all ages, not just kids.

The Healthiest Snacks to Stash in Your Desk

Nabisco Beet, Balsamic Vinegar and Sea Salt Good Thins

Our favorite Good Thins is this beet version with balsamic vinegar and sea salt. They're absolutely delicious, and will satisfy that salty, crunchy craving.

The Healthiest Snacks to Stash in Your Desk

Lorissa's Kitchen Szechuan Peppercorn Jerky

For the ultimate protein boost, try this 100% grass-fed beef jerky. Our favorite is the Szechuan Peppercorn flavor.

Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds

Satisfy your chocolate craving with this tasty snack. Emerald's cocoa-dusted almonds get their sweetness from sucralose, not sugar, so the carb count is just 7 grams per 160-calorie serving.

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