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Healthy Choices of Snacks for Vending Machines

by Gokul Anand M

While it’s essential to keep yourself energized and refreshed at work, choosing what you eat is more important. It’s true that vending machines are best known for those bags of cravings or that sugary soda, but the options that people get to choose from are getting more health-oriented. This article explains the difference a healthy snack can make and lists out the food options that make for a more nutritious vending menu. 

Snacks to go for

To start with, we are not asking you to keep people away from delicious food. We understand that people need to buy the foods you store, earning you the profits you deserve. And for this, your snack options must be healthy, essential, and delicious. 

Replacing sugar-packed foods with healthy options will also keep your employees energized throughout the day, while super sweet foods only give you a momentary uplift.  

Let’s look at some of the options you can try:

Granola Bars

Considered healthier than candy bars, granola bars are options that can be consumed between meals or can even be treated as a mini-meal. Some popular and healthy choices include the Quaker Chewy Low-Fat Granola Bars and the Nature Valley Granola Bars. 

Dark Chocolates 

Dark chocolates are a rich source of antioxidants and provide the necessary energy ingredient that can make your day more productive. Many dark chocolates are also quite filling. People who have diabetes can still go for a sugar-free option.  

The wonder that nuts are 

There are plenty of different nuts to choose from when purchasing snacks. They provide the perfect combination of protein, fats, and fiber. The nutrient-rich elements provide energy and contribute to long-term health. Just consuming a few of them can leave you hunger-free until your next meal. 

Avocado

Avocados are one of the most nutritious and satisfying snacks due to their richness in fiber contents. You may make a spiced portion by sprinkling half of a medium avocado with salt and a dash of cayenne pepper. 

Fruits 

Fruits, dry or natural, contain a lot of sugar, but the sugar content is natural and, therefore, not very harmful. You may experiment with different combinations that can create a delicious platter – why not apples and peanut butter for a start, or a fruit salad that provides you with a variety of flavors? 

Tomatoes with Mozzarella Cheese 

This delicious snack is a source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Tomatoes and mozzarella cheese can also go well with any other meal or snack. 

Edamame

Edamame is a perfect dish for anyone who follows a vegan or vegetarian diet. Edamame refers to steamed, unripened soybeans. The dish is fiber-rich and is a complete, plant-based protein source. A cup of edamame contains 18 grams of protein and 13 grams of carbs. 

Greek yogurt and mixed berries 

The combination provides a tasty, nutrient-rich dish. Greek yogurt is rich in protein, and berries contain plenty of antioxidants. Different flavors of berries can be sprayed along with the yogurt to render a unique aroma, added with enriched nutrients. 

Red bell pepper with guacamole 

This is a filling dish, nutritious, and rich in antioxidants. Guacamole is known for its rich nutrient base and includes healthy fats, Vitamins A, B, & C, fiber, and minerals such as potassium and phosphorus. You may pair a sizable red pepper with 3 ounces of guacamole to keep the calorie count below 200. 

Eggs 

Eggs are one of the most recommended diets in the world. They are filling, rich in proteins, reduce the risk of heart disease, and can reduce weight. Eggs can be prepared in many forms. You may choose to scramble them, serve them with toast, or try numerous other tasty and healthy combinations that only an egg can offer.  

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