7 Great On-the-Go Work Snacks

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Mia Abrahams

If you're still getting back into the swing of managing a busy day outside your WFH routine, may we suggest a snack reset? Nothing improves the mood like being prepared with a really good treat at 8 am (and 11 am, and 2 pm) when you’re hustling to catch the train or to your next IRL meeting. To help you on your way, we’ve rounded up a variety of convenient, on-the-go snacks guaranteed to give you that “crossing off a to-do list” feeling.

If you’re always thinking, “Oops, forgot to eat breakfast!”

RX Vanilla Almond Oats Oat Cups

So you made it to your desk on time, but now you’re getting a feeling you forgot something extremely important. And it’s not coffee (never coffee!). Stash a bunch of OatCups in your desk drawer, and you’ll have something protein-filled, sweet, and filling enough to keep you going.

Early Bird Farmhand’s Choice Granola

Granola you can eat by the handful, spoonful, or cupful is always a good on-the-go breakfast, especially when it’s as delicious as this one. Crunchy, salty, sweet, and pretty good for you, this morning energy boost will have you ready to face your day. (Plus, Early Bird is women- and queer-owned and operated!)

If you’re craving something mildly addictive


There’s something about BjornQorn (It’s corn! A big lump with knobs!). Maybe it’s the spelling, or the nutritional yeast seasoning that keeps me coming back for more. All I know is that it's extremely difficult to eat less than the entire bag in one sitting, but it’s so satisfying, you won’t be trying that hard. Try their cute snack size for an out-and-about moment.

Snacks fit for a CEO... or at least a really fun middle manager. (Art: Brenden Lovejoy)

If reliving your school days seems fun

Babybel Cheese

May I reintroduce the icon, the legend: Ms. Babybel cheese! She's truly a perfect snack—round, traffic-light red, and pre-wrapped, so you can throw one in your purse/pocket/drawer or at the head of someone you don’t like sitting in front of you in math class. (Or in a two-hour training.) Combine with pretzels or crackers, or don’t. Delicious either way.

Sweet Smarts Gummy Worms

Remember the fun of gummy worms? Now they’re better than ever: One bag of Sweet Smarts has 81% less sugar than other gummies, and no artificial sweeteners. With flavors like pink lemonade and pineapple that I don’t remember having in high school (just “red” and “green”), this adorable snack will make you feel like class just got canceled.

If you’re in dire need of an energy boost

Battenkill Brittle Energy Bars

Sometimes you need to power through a long afternoon of Zooms, get ahead on a presentation, or finally tackle your growing to-do list. These energy bars are the crunchy granola answer to your 3 pm slump. Gluten-free and filled with the good stuff, like sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds… Do I even need to tell you they’re made in Vermont?

Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Do we need elevated peanut butter cups? Absolutely. Smooth and salty PB in a dark chocolate cup, these feel like a decadent treat, but with less sugar than competitors and no artificial sweeteners. Guaranteed to do the trick as a pocket-sized powerup whenever and wherever you need it.

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