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
  • healthy vending snacksWhat: Baked Lays (Original)
    Why: Full of fiber
  • What: Sun Chips (Original)
    Why: Made of whole grains
  • What: Snyder’s Mini-Pretzels
    Why: Fat-Free
  • 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.,
  • Popchips
  • Gogo Squeeze packets (applesauce, etc)

You may even go as far as to implementing a fresh food vending machine that contains:

  • Salads
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt and Granola
  • Salmon
  • Chicken
  • Tofu

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.