There used to be a time when eating in between meals was generally frowned up. That time was very boring. Sometimes you just need quick bite mid-morning or in the late afternoon to keep your energy from dipping and your hunger pangs in check. But what are you supposed to snack on? Let’s face it, without some ideas for what to pack for work or school you could find yourself beelining it for a vending machine when the need to nibble strikes.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. Depending on the way you like to eat, there are plenty of snack ideas here to help you chuck the chips and kick the candy to the curb. Just because it’s a smaller meal doesn’t mean that a snack isn’t an important part of your day’s nutritional make-up. Try a few of these on for size and prepare to take the rest of your day by storm!