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VOLUME 20 | ISSUE 2
Healthy Workday Snacks
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Guest Contributor Deema Elshourfa
Insurance Defence Lawyer, Evangelista Barristers & Solicitors
VOLUME 20 | ISSUE 2
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9:30AM | ENERGY BALLS
These are perfect with your morning coffee or whenever  you need a little pick me up. They’re extremely versatile—you can switch up ingredients based on what’s in your  cupboard and to keep you from getting bored. Shake it up by using different nuts, chia seeds, dried fruit or different types of chocolate chips. 

In a large bowl, combine 2/3 cup of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of semi–sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup of flax seeds and 2 tbsp of honey. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes. Roll into balls and store in an air–tight container in the fridge. This recipe will create about 12 energy balls depending how big you make them. 
9:30AM l Energy Balls
11:00AM l Deli Roll Ups
2:00PM l Apples & Peanut Butter Dip
4:00PM l Frozen Yogurt Bark
11:00AM | DELI ROLLUPS
Whether you’re working at the office or from home, everyone needs snacks throughout the workday. It’s easy to slip into the habit of eating unhealthy things like chips or chocolate bars out of pure convenience—snacks without sustenance that can leave you unsatisfied and hungry 20 minutes later. But let's be honest. When you’re hungry and in the middle of working on something, you don’t want to spend the time making something healthy. You want to grab and go!

An easy solution is to prep a few healthy options on Sundays to get you through the workweek. You can prepare these snacks in 20 minutes and enjoy them all week long.
If you’re like me and typically want lunch by 11 o’clock because you’re too hungry to wait till noon, these deli roll ups do the trick. You can switch these up from week to week and according to your dietary preferences. If you’re looking for a vegetarian or vegan alternative, I love making them with hummus and veggies.

Take a large tortilla shell and top with your preferred spread (mayo, mustard, hummus, etc.) then top with 2–3 slices of deli meat and cheese. Wrap it up—folding in the sides as you go—making sure it’s wrapped tightly. Wrap in aluminum foil and store in the fridge for 30 minutes, then remove foil and slice into 1–inch pieces. Store in an air–tight container in the fridge. One tortilla wrap creates 4–5 roll ups.
2:00PM | APPLES & PEANUT BUTTER DIP
This dip is seriously addictive, and apple slices are the perfect addition to balance it out. Make a big bowl of it and store it in the fridge. When it's time to snack, all you’ll need to do is cut up an apple.

In a bowl, combine 1 container of vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 3 tbsp of honey. Store in an air–tight container in the fridge. Any type of apple works, but Honeycrisps are the best! 
4:00PM | FROZEN YOGURT BARK
These frozen treats are refreshing and delicious. They’re the perfect pick–me–up to get you through the afternoon.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add a layer of vanilla Greek yogurt (about 1/2 inch to 1–inch thick) and top with berries or your favourite fruit. Add granola for extra crunch. Make sure toppings are pushed in and secured in the yogurt. Freeze overnight. In the morning, break apart into pieces, place in a freezer bag and store in the freezer. Hold the bark with a napkin or paper towel when you’re eating so your hands stay clean!
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