Surprisingly Healthy Vending Snacks
Vending machines are notorious for providing us with empty, sugar-filled bags of cancer-causing ingredients – although we forget this fact when we’re starving. Fortunately, there are healthy vending snacks to choose, away from the myriads of empty calories.
According to a report performed by the Center For Science In Public Interest, more than 85% of the average vending machine contains unhealthy snack options. As far as drinking vending machines go – 58% of beverage options are filled with sugar.
Depending upon whether you are the person who provides the vending machine snacks, or the one choosing what to eat – we have a list for each of you.
Healthy Vending Snacks For The Hungry Employee
- What: Sunflower Seeds/Kernals
Why: They are full of healthy fats
- What: Baked Lays (Original)
Why: Full of fiber
- What: Sun Chips (Original)
Why: Made of whole grains
- What: Snyder’s Mini-Pretzels
- What: Reduced-Fat Popcorn
Why: Low in fat but high in fiber
- What: Peanut M&M’s
Why: Contains some protein but don’t go nuts!
- What: Fig Newtons
Why: It’s fruit
- What: Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts
Why: High in protein
- What: Quaker chewy low fat granola bars
Why: Guilt-Free chocolate
These are just a few examples of healthy vending snacks. If you are in charge of what vending machine snacks employees can choose from, you might want to consider some of these delicious choices:
- Protein bars such as Luna, Cliff, Kind, Odwalla, etc.,
- Gogo Squeeze packets (applesauce, etc)
You may even go as far as to implementing a fresh food vending machine that contains:
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Yogurt and Granola
These vending machine options can be found with speciality vendors such as Farmer’s Fridge. You can discover more healthy vending snacks by visiting our website or giving us a call at 800-425-4657. We look forward to putting you and your employees on the right track to health.