It’s a shame but some offices are actually judged by the level of snacks they have on hand for employees and guests. However, there are snacks that can benefit employers and delight employees at the same time. Here are some of the healthy snacks I find best for office kitchens; whether it is for high protein to regain energy or something sugary to give you a sweet buzz:
1. Energy In A Bottle
Fruit juices are a healthy and long-lasting option to stock in your kitchen. They are convenient and are much better than soft drinks when it comes to tackling low blood sugar, while the potassium in fruit juices helps maintain blood pressure levels.
Keep in mind that you may have to check the label. A lot of fruit juices sold contain as much sugar as a soda, this is why I’m partial to fresh spring water from Lipsey. Yes, that’s a totally biased response, but water will actually help regulate a coworker’s energy level vs giving them a boost only to let them crash later. What’s even better is that you can get this water delivered to your home or bottles delivered to your office!
2. Get Rich – In Nutrients
Dry fruits are essential for workplaces, and provide employees with ample nutrition. Almonds, walnuts, raisins, dates, pine nuts and figs are known to be rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Pistachios, for example, prevent diabetes while almonds aid in improving memory and have zero cholesterol.
Moreover, almonds along with walnuts are considered as “brain food” since they prevent cognitive decline and help retain memory recall. Enjoy a handful of dry fruits while you multitask; however, make sure these are not consumed in excess.
3. P n’ B Without The J
Most of us remember the all-time evening snack, peanut butter, and jelly sandwiches. Packed with the best of all 20 amino acids, and a rich source of Vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorous, it helps build muscles and is high in antioxidants.
It is an appropriate solution for those who want to have a stomach full of rich protein and fiber. Iron, magnesium, and potassium in a peanut butter jar makes helpful for maintaining proper blood circulation in the body. However, it is high in calories and should be consumed in small quantities.
4. Cracking Down On Diseases
Healthy crackers allow you to boost your vitamin C intake and reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
These crackers come in handy for those who suffer from diabetic diseases and heart patients who must maintain their blood-sugar, and cholesterol levels.
5. Water Is Life
The first thing that would normally be seen on any table is bottled water. As a basic need and an optimal thirst quencher, employers must ensure that water is available in abundance for their employees.
Lack of water can cause fatigue and lowered creativity and productivity levels. Additionally, continuous inhalation of air-conditioned air can lead to internal dryness, which necessitates an appropriate intake of water for your employees to give you their best.
6. Hummus Me With Something A Little Exotic
Ah Hummus, this Middle Eastern dish was first introduced into the West some odd years ago, after which it saw its integration into a multitude of dishes.
Its rise to popularity can be solely attributed to its healthy and delicious ingredients, consisting of blended chickpeas, tahini (ground sesame seed paste), olive oil and garlic in a food processor. As a great source of plant-based protein, it can be used in offices as a healthy snack.
7. Desks, Pens, And Popcorn
Popcorn is not only reserved as a snack for cinematic experiences but is also whole grain and high in fiber. Employees can benefit from this since the antioxidants in popcorn are full of polyphenols i.e. they reduce cancer risk in people and give them a healthier heart.
8. Aromatic Dark Chocolate
Aside from the obvious advantage of this entrée (that it’s chocolate), dark chocolate provides many advantages. It is a dense source of antioxidants and can help regulate blood pressure. Additionally, dark chocolate may also strengthen cognitive functioning and offers ample amounts of manganese, magnesium, copper, and iron.
9. Froyo Because, YOLO
Froyo, or frozen yogurt comes in many flavors and is a healthy substitute for ice cream. The cold creaminess of it does wonders in refreshing the mind and body while it also bolsters the metabolism by increasing energy consumption.
Just like a machine needs regular maintenance and oil fills, our bodies require energy to keep running efficiently throughout the day. Providing your employees with healthy options to reenergize them ensures active employees and a culture of healthy eating. Filling your offices with healthy items must be set as a priority for your employees and your business’s success.