How to Snack Smart at Meetings

By Leslie Goldman, October 30, 2018

Every year at the National Confectioners Association’s annual Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago, hundreds of companies showcase the latest and greatest in between-meal goodies. We scoured this meeting about snacks to find the best snacks for meetings (got that)? Here’s what we found.

Nosh on nuts

Low-calorie bars might seem appealing, but they’ll leave you hungry and unsatisfied. A handful of nuts, on the other hand, will keep your stomach from rumbling during pin-drop silent presentations. Don’t be afraid of the higher fat content; nuts are rich in heart-healthy, unsaturated fats. In fact, Harvard research shows that people who eat a handful of nuts per day are 20 percent less likely to die—from any cause—compared with non nut-eaters.

You can pack little baggies of nuts at home and throw them in your bag. Or check out the glazed nuts from Sahale Snacks. If you prefer sweet flavors, the Naturally Pomegranate Flavored Pistachios Glazed Mix features roasted pistachios and almonds, dried cherries, pomegranate flavored apples, lemon and black pepper; one ¼-cup serving contains 5 grams of protein and two grams of filling fiber. Prefer savory snacks? The Korean BBQ Almonds Glazed Mix has whole-roasted cashews and almonds, Thai garlic, red chili, sweetened pineapple and toasted sesame seeds; 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per serving. The flavors are slightly addictive, so try to stop at about one handful a day.

Sahale Snacks glazed nuts are available at retailers nationwide and on Amazon.com; $1.49-1.99 for 1.5 ounces.

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