19 Healthy Meeting Snacks: What to Bring to a Meeting Instead of Donuts

by Millie
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If you’re looking for healthy meeting snacks, you’ve come to the right place! I have a variety of ideas for snacks that are both nutritious and satisfying. Whether you’re looking for healthier options for breakfast meeting ideas, lunch meeting ideas, or afternoon meeting snacks, I’ve got you covered. And don’t worry – I haven’t forgotten about dessert! So whether you’re in charge of bringing snacks to your next meeting or just want some healthy snack ideas, read on for delicious and healthy options.

Healthy Meeting Snacks

When it comes to hosting a productive meeting, healthy snacks are key. We all know that food is our fuel and one study found that consuming more fruit and vegetables made us happier, more engaged, and more creative. They also improve our memory. Wouldn’t we all want this at all work meetings? Perhaps healthy meeting snacks are even more important than you think.

Choosing the perfect snack for your next work meeting does not mean resorting to unhealthy junk food. Fruit and vegetables are your best choice. But there are other healthier foods for your hungry associates. From granola bars and nuts to fruit smoothies, healthy meeting snacks will give you an energy boost, keep you feeling focused and productive all day long.

vegetables one of the healthy meeting snacks
Fresh fruit and vegetables are one of the healthiest choice for meetings

1. Fresh Fruit

As you read fresh fruit is a great option whether you’re looking for breakfast and morning meetings snacks, lunch meeting snacks, or afternoon snacks. packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it the perfect way to fuel your daylong meeting. Choose your favorite fruits or fruit that’s in season for the healthiest option. You can have a fruit platter or serve them in a container with a low-fat yogurt dip or dressing if desired.

Other ways to serve fruit include:

  • Fruit Salad
  • Fruit kabobs
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Frozen grapes are a fun way to beat the heat during summer meetings.
  • Apple slices with peanut butter or cheese

2. Fresh Vegetables

Another great option for all types of workplace meetings is fresh vegetables. Serve raw vegetables with the hummus for dipping. Choose vegetables that are low in calories, like the classic carrot stick, celery. or cucumber slices.

Don’t forget to add nutrient-rich root vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, radishes, and jicama to your platter. Also, try celery and almond butter or peanut butter. Veggie wraps are another great savory option for a healthy meeting snack to fuel your daylong meeting

3. Trail Mix

Trail mix is the perfect healthy snack for any time of day. It’s a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making it a satisfying choice. Obviously, choose a trail mix that has little or no added sugar. Trail mix bars are another great option for those looking for a filling snack bar.

4. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a great choice for breakfast or afternoon meetings. It’s packed with protein and calcium and comes in a variety of flavors. Add fresh fruit if desired. You can also try yogurt parfait or just yogurt with granola. Frozen yogurt is another healthy option for a sweet treat, it is lower in sugar than ice cream and can be customized with your favorite toppings.

5. Low-Fat Granola Bars

Low-fat granola bars are a great option for meeting attendees because they’re individually wrapped and easy to eat. Look for brands, like KIND bars that contain healthy ingredients like whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

6. Protein Bars

Protein bars are a great choice for those looking for a filling snack. They’re high in protein and often contain other nutrients like fiber and omega-three fatty acids. Check out Epic bars for all-natural meat bars.

7. Protein Shakes

A protein shake is a great choice for those looking for a quick and easy snack. Check the label as some protein shakes are high in sugar.

8. Nuts

Almonds, cashews, and pistachios are all good options when it comes to nuts. They’re high in protein and fiber, which will help keep you fueled throughout your meeting. Choose unsalted nuts to keep your sodium levels in check.

9. Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are another great option for those looking for healthy meeting snacks. They’re packed with nutrients like vitamin E and magnesium, making them a satisfying choice.

10. Popcorn

Popcorn is a surprisingly healthy snack choice! It’s high in fiber and low in calories, making it a great option for those looking to stay healthy. Be sure to choose popcorn that’s unsalted or lightly salted. Pop your own popcorn instead of buying unhealthy microwave popcorn. Instead of butter try using olive oil spray

11. Roasted Chickpeas

Another surprising choice, roasted chickpeas are one of the best healthy snacks. Chickpeas can boost your memory, mood, and other brain and nervous system activity. Add them to your selection of nuts at your next meeting

12. Hard-Boiled Eggs

A hard-boiled egg is a perfect meeting snack because it’s high in protein and low in carbs. You can provide hard-bolied eggs for breakfast and lunch meetings.

13. Edamame

Edamame is another great option for those looking for healthy meeting snacks. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and minerals like magnesium and potassium. Buy them fresh or frozen, not canned.

14. Whole-Grain Crackers

Whole-grain crackers are a healthy and filling snack option that’s perfect for meetings. You can serve them with cheese or hummus.

15. String Cheese

String cheese is a perfect healthy snack for meetings. It’s high in protein and calcium, and it comes in individual servings. You want to avoid processed foods so choose ones that are made from 100% mozzarella.

16. Chia Pudding Cup

Pudding cups with chia seeds are high in protein, fiber, and omega 3s. And most importantly, they are delicious. You’ll be full and satisfied all day long.

17. Tofu Salad

Tofu salad is an excellent source of protein, making it the perfect choice for a healthy lunchtime meeting snack. It’s also low in calories, so you can indulge guilt-free.

18. Energy Balls

Energy balls are a great way to get some protein, fiber, and healthy fats making them one of the ideal meeting snacks.

19. Dark Chocolate

A few squares of organic dark chocolate are the perfect way to end a healthy meeting. You can also dip fruit in dark chocolate sauce. The antioxidants in dark chocolate can help improve cognitive function and mood.

edamame excellent healthy meeting snack
Edamame is a great healthy meeting snack

Healthy Snacks for Breakfast Meetings

Try these delicious options for easy breakfasts:

  • Fresh fruit with cheese
  • Yogurt and fruit parfaits
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • String cheese
  • Fruit smoothie
  • Protein shake

Hot breakfast options include:

  • Oatmeal with nuts and berries
  • Whole-grain toast with avocado
popcorn is a healthy meeting snack
Popcorn is a surprising healthy meeting snack

Healthy Snacks for Lunch Meetings

For lunch meetings or lunch breaks, try: 

  • Mini sandwiches or wraps using whole wheat bread 
  • Lean protein like turkey or chicken
  • Grilled chicken skewers
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Baked sweet potato fries
  • Roasted sweet potato
  • Organic quinoa salad
  • Black bean soup
  • Roasted chicken breasts
  • Salad with grilled chicken or fish, roasted vegetables, quinoa, or brown rice.
  • Chicken Caesar Wraps
  • Turkey and avocado sandwich sliders
  • Chickpea salad
  • Salad in a jar
  • Grain bowls
  • Tofu salad

Healthy Snacks for Afternoon Meetings

For afternoon snacks try

  • Vegetables with hummus
  • Fresh fruit, whole fruit, with cheese
  • Whole-grain crackers and hummus
  • Whole grain pita chips with hummus
  • Greek yogurt
  • Granola bars
  • Trail mix, trail mix bars
  • Nuts, sunflower  seeds, chickpeas
  • Pudding cups with chia seeds ‘
  • Organic dark chocolate squares

Dessert Snacks

For dessert keep things light with 

  • Fruit kabobs
  • Fresh berries with Greek yogurt dip
  • Organic dark chocolate squares.
  • Dark chocolate covered almonds
  • Sliced fruit with dark chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Frozen yogurt

Healthy Snacks for Evening Meetings

And finally, for those evening meetings when you don’t want anything too heavy, go with light snacks like:

  • Popcorn
  • Nuts, sunflower  seeds, chickpeas
  • Vegetables with dip

Healthy Drinks for Meetings

And if you’re looking for something to drink, avoid sugary drinks like soda.  Water is the healthiest option for a meeting snack. It’s calorie-free and hydrating, making it the perfect way to stay hydrated throughout your meeting. 

Green tea or iced tea is another healthy and refreshing option for a meeting snack. It’s low in calories but high in antioxidants, making it the perfect way to fuel your daylong meeting.

yogurt healthy meeting snack
Yogurt is an excellent healthy meeting snack

Get Healthy Snacks For Your Meetings

There you have it A variety of healthy meeting snacks that will keep you productive all day long. Healthier food choices that will not only help keep your energy levels up, but they’ll also prevent the mid-afternoon slump that can happen when you’re trying to focus on a presentation or brainstorming session. 

The list of snacks include something for everyone and for everytime of the day. You can choose both sweet and savory options. There are also plenty of low-calorie choices. And there are healthy drinks as well.

So next time you’re planning a meeting, be sure to include some of these snacks on the menu! Your colleagues will love you for it!

19 Healthy Meeting Snacks: What to Bring to a Meeting Instead of Donuts
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26 comments

Maureen -

Great snack lists! I am a fan of bringing fresh fruit, trail mix, granola bar and protein bites. Though I’ll be honest, I find myself to be the one eating it the most. I suppose not as enticing an evil donut or cookie?!

Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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Millie -

Your colleagues don’t know how lucky they are to have you!

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Beth -

I love these ideas. I remember working at an office with a break room that was always packed with snacks that were decidedly unhealthy. I gained 10 pounds in a month! LOL

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Millie -

OMG! It sounds like we worked in the same office!

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Tweenselmom -

Ooh I love the trail mix idea! It’s healthier and there are tons of nuts to choose from.

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Millie -

Trail mix is perfect for so many occasions!

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Talya Stone -

Nuts are always my go to for healthy meeting snacks are they are just so portable. Also a firm fan of roasted chickpeas too. Great suggestions here.

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Millie -

Thanks, Talya! Nuts and chickpeas are also my go-to!

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Abida -

These 19 HEALTHY MEETING SNACKS ideas are really great. Perfect for really busy people out there. I needed the post a lot too.

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Millie -

I’m glad you found it helpful.

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alita -

I’m definitely looking for healthy meeting snacks. I don’t want to bring junk foods anymore!

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Millie -

Unfortunately it seems that junk food is usually cheaper and more convenient.

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Claudia -

Fresh fruits and vegetables are always a great option! Such a healthy option.

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Millie -

Yes, you can’t go wrong with fresh fruit and vegetables!

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Gervin Khan -

These are definitely great snacks to bring in a meeting, especially the Fresh fruits. Because we’re all in a healthy perspective in terms of food we’re eating. This will be my reference next time we’re having a meeting. Thanks.

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Millie -

Hi Gervin, I’m so glad you will use this at your next meetin.

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Melanie Edjourian -

So many great snack ideas. I do love to snack on fruit when I have it at home. I try to keep to options that are in season.

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Millie -

Yes, an even better option is to snack on seasonal fruit.

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Fransic verso -

Great ideas, I don’t like donuts. I will note these down for when I do meetings in the future. Thank you for sharing!

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Millie -

Fransic, you are so lucky that you don’t like donuts! I wish I could say that.

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Marysa -

These all sound great! I find that any time I cut up veggies and put out some dip, people love to eat them. It is nice to put out healthy snacks and I’m sure they would be appreciated.

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Millie -

You are so right! When healthy options are available, people will eat them!

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Ntensibe Edgar -

Yes and yes to fresh fruits! I really love those for a snack and besides that, they are always cheap.

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Millie -

I actually like to think of fresh fruit as nature’s convenient food.

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Clarice -

OMG! I am so guilty of simply bringing donuts or sweets during meetings. Love the idea of bringing healthy snacks. I guess it would be nice to bring some nuts, dark chocolate, and some crackers.

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Millie -

It always seem easier to pick up donuts for meetings!

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