After you've arrived at work, had your morning cup of Joe and begun to settle into work, there's almost nothing worse than the inevitable hunger pangs that begin to creep in. For some of us, this is a daily occurrence; however, the smarter among us have figured out a way to avoid these distractions by eating mid-morning foods that keep you full until lunchtime.
Many of the best foods for mid-morning snacks also work well as great breakfast foods. Unlike high-sugar and high-carbohydrate cereals that leave you hungry once you've emptied your bowl, foods with lots of protein work wonders in keeping your stomach full. Ditch the cereal spoon and swap in yogurt or eggs, both of which have lots of protein and healthy fats. If you find these foods bland, it's easy to supplement them with honey or a bit of hot sauce to spice things up. Foods with fiber keep you fuller for longer; examples include lots of fruits and vegetables, lentils, barley and beans. One amazingly healthy and filling snack is a banana with peanut butter; you'll get lots of protein and fiber, and it's delicious! Choose a sugar-free peanut butter, as the natural sugar of the banana will be enough. Other butters work well too, including almond butter and sunflower butter. Finally, if your coworkers don't mind the noise of your chewing, nuts are high in protein and provide lots of energy; just make sure you manage your portion sizes, as it's easy to eat a whole bag in one sitting if you're distracted!