One of the best ways to create a healthy workplace is to encourage employees and coworkers to bring snacks to work that are both flavorful and healthy. Donuts, chips, and other fatty, greasy foods are often popular, but they can also have a negative effect on both health and productivity. Instead of those less healthy munchies, bring these healthy snacks to work and encourage your coworkers to do the same:
- Apples, bananas, and other fruit – Fruit like apples, bananas, grapes, and other fruits are a great snack to eat at work. They take up little space and can sit on your desk without being noticed, and, when you feel like munching on something, you'll have a snack that's full of vitamins and low on carbs, fats, and other unhealthy ingredients. Small, bite-size fruit like grapes are an especially great choice, as they can be eaten easily without having to stop working or make a mess.
- Nuts – On top of being small and easy to manage, nuts are full of protein and heart-healthy fats. You definitely don't want to eat too many of them (almonds, peanuts, and other similar foods are full of calories and often covered in quite a bit of salt), but if you're looking for a quick energy boost while sitting at your desk, grabbing a small package of nuts is always a good option.
- Celery and peanut butter – Vegetables are an essential part of a balanced diet, but many people overlook them when it comes to snack food, in favor of something more flavorful (and usually much less healthy). A nice way to make those vitamin-rich but not very exciting celery sticks more appetizing when snack time arrives is to spread a bit of peanut butter in the grooves. Peanut butter adds a lot of flavor, and is much more healthy than ranch or other fatty vegetable dips.
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