Is your office making you fat? The answer is: probably.

In the fast-paced world of recruitment, our days are inconsistent and temptation is everywhere. It takes tremendous discipline and consciousness to maintain healthy habits in the workplace.

This blog is an opportunity for self-reflection on some of my own poor habits—not the worst of which is an almost-compulsive trip to the candy jar every hour (on the hour) after 2 p.m.

Afternoons can be hard. My focus drifts and lethargy can kick in, meaning self-control as it relates to chocolate goes out the window! In an effort to adopt an improved afternoon snack, I polled some colleagues on their preferred SOC (snack of choice).

That being said, I’d like to introduce you to the “unicorn snack.” See below for mathematical proof supporting this argument.

Peanut butter on apples ticks all the boxes! At $5.00 for a jar of organic crunchy peanut butter and $4.50 for 8 Royal Galas, a week’s worth of afternoon snacks will run you less than $10 at your nearest Coles. On top of that, it registers at a reasonable 250 calories—good calories from fat, protein and simple carbohydrates, not to mention serving as an additional dose of fibre.

Do you have your own unicorn snack? Let me know your take in the comments… I’m also open to a healthy crunchy vs. smooth debate while we’re at it!