Jul 30

Snack Time

Box with healthy food placed on the office desk

We all have vending machines at work, we all get that 3pm slump where we know we can’t make it to dinner time so we head to the vending machine and find whatever will satisfy our craving. Therein lies the potential health disaster for those of us that work in an office, sit behind a desk and don’t have a job that keeps us physically active. Just running to the vending machine for a bag of chips (around 300 calories) or chocolate chip cookies (277 calories for a 2 ounce bag) can lead to potential health risks, such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and obesity. Here are few healthy alternatives that you can keep handy right in your desk;

  • Trail mix/or dried fruits and nuts
  • Breakfast cereal (high in fiber low in sugar)
  • Cans of high fiber, low sodium and fat soup
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Tuna salad kit
  • Natural-style peanut butter with crackers or bagels

Its also important if you are eating healthier and choosing better options for snacking you also choose better options for drinks, mineral water with flavor packets (0 calorie), herb or regular tea, diet soda (caffeine free is better)

Please share your ideas of healthy work place snacks that can accommodate people that may or may not have access to keep them refrigerated.

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