5 Foods to Slay the 3pm Hunger Dragon

#1 Hard Boiled Eggs

These babies are packed with protein, vitamins and healthy fats. The protein and fat will help to crush your hunger and prevent overeating at dinner. Find hard boiled eggs boring? A little salt and pepper, hot sauce or salsa can help spice it up!

Con: they are stinky, so apologize to your co-workers ahead of time.

#2 Cherry Tomatoes

These sweeter, miniature version of tomatoes are not only delicious but they satisfy the craving of picking at something while you work. High in vitamin A, this snack will help keep your skin clear, boost your immune system and build strong bones!

#3 Dark Chocolate Covered Pineapple

Got a sweet tooth? These pineapple treats are delicious and easy to make. Thinly slice pineapple and broil 3 inches from heat for 10 minute (or until golden brown). Dip in dark chocolate (70% or higher). Pineapple comes with many health benefits such as improved digestion. Enjoy that sweet afternoon snack, guilt free!

#4 Popcorn

Wait, what really? YES! There are some great organic popcorn brands out there such as Buddha Bowl that are made with 2-3 ingredients. The trick here is portion control. Don't open the bag at your desk and dive right in. Just don't. Instead, place two handfuls in a Ziploc bag or container before heading to work.

#5 Pickles

If you are thinking this is a weird 3pm snack just hear me out. Do you desire something salty and crave the crunch? Pickles are the best of both worlds. Plus they are low calorie and they aid in digestion with their probiotic nature. Tip: try to buy organic and be sure to keep an eye out for their sugar content.

FIT LIFESTYLE TIP: If you often get hungry at 3pm, be prepared. Pack snacks that are delicious and satisfying. Don't try to fight the hunger dragon because you'll ultimately end up losing to store bought baked goods.

Sending love and encouraging thoughts your way,