According to a survey by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the majority of working people eat lunch (67%) and snack (61%) at their desks and over one-third eat breakfast there. So, we know now most of us have a habit of munching something after every few hours (workplace snacking habit) and specially when stressed, under pressure, or bored. And don't even realize the amount of intake but can go for something or anything within reach. If what we are munching is unhealthy and full of calories like chips, cookies, chocolates, pizzas, pastries leads to a lot of fat gain. Avoiding snacks is not the answer as snacking helps you in overeating at meals and also in keeping up your energy levels.
I take my own lunch still the craving is there. I am able to resist it in first half but around 4 or 5, I am starving. As I am one of those and I just can't change this habit, I opted for something which is healthy and nutritious like fruits or low carb biscuits. I buy a stock of fruits and bring 1-2 each day or on weekends I make some low calorie cookies or biscuits which will be enough for a week. If you are working and love baking, you can easily make these for you and store in air tight containers. Trick is to eat with a full glass of water to feel more fuller faster and not coffee or tea. Munch away your office hours with these low fat, low calorie whole wheat biscuits.
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 tbsp Bran
1/2 cup all purpose flour
150 gm chilled butter
1 cup caster sugar
milk as required
* In a large bowl mix wheat flour, bran and all purpose flour.
* Add butter cut into small cubes and mix with the tips of your finger slowly till the mixture starts looking like breadcrumbs.
* Then add the superfine sugar followed by cold milk.
* Knead the mixture into a smooth dough.
* Using some flour, roll out the dough into biscuit like thickness.
* Using cutters, cut the dough rolled out into shapes you want.
* On a baking tray, apply some butter and place the biscuits.
* Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven at 160°C, till done.
* Let them cool and then store in airtight containers.