Colorado Springs and Denver business owners know that employee satisfaction and loyalty can give them the edge they need over their competitors. One fail-proof way to keep employees engaged and happy is to provide healthy and delicious break room snacks.
In fact, if you think that buying your employees lunch boosts company morale, imagine the positive atmosphere and loyalty in the office when you keep your break room stocked with snacks like these:
1. Great Tasting Coffee, Tea and Water
According to a study by the National Coffee Association, 62% of Americans drink coffee every day, and data from the Tea Association of the USA, over half of all Americans drink tea on any given day. Knowing this, it just makes sense that providing a variety of delicious options for coffee and tea in your company’s break room will keep your employees happy.
From cleansing our bodies from toxins to promoting better sleep, keeping your employees hydrated from a water dispenser supplying clear, pure, crisp water improves their health and overall well-being.
2. Fruits and Vegetables
About 90% of Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. So why not help your employees get an extra serving by providing fruit and vegetable snack options.
For instance, oranges and bananas have their own protective layer and are great sources of energy. Apples and pears are great grab-and-go kinds of fruits, and a bowl of berries is a delicious and healthy alternative to the office candy bowl.
People don’t always think of a vegetable as a snack for work, but easy-to-eat vegetables like peeled baby carrots, cut-up celery and sugar snap peas will be a hit with the health conscious members of your team. Add a healthy hummus, avocado, zucchini or artichoke dip to really show you care.
If you know your employees tend to have a sweet tooth, low-fat or fat-free yogurt can be another great substitute for sugary sweets. Yogurt is high in protein, calcium, and vitamin D, which means it can help give your employees the fuel their bodies need and can also help with joint and bone health.
Be careful with this snack, though; many yogurt options are high in sugar. This will defeat the purpose of trying to provide healthy break room snacks.
If you want to give your employees a snack with a lot of energy-producing protein, you can’t do much better than cheese. Individually wrapped choices like string cheese, cubed cheddar, or cheese sticks that are easy to eat at their desks will be especially appreciated.
5. Nuts, Seeds, or Trail Mix
Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of protein, omega-3, and fiber. This means they will help keep your employees’ stomachs full and their hearts healthy.
Try pre-packaged servings of nuts that your employees can grab and go quickly.
Another easy option is trail mix packets, which give an extra bonus of chocolate and dried fruit for employees seeking a little sweetness to power their afternoon.
6. Oatmeal Packets
Oatmeal packets are a great way to make sure your employees eat breakfast and perform better throughout the day. Oatmeal can also provide better mental performance in memory and the ability to focus.
The best oatmeal packets will have 6 to 10 grams of protein and 3 or more grams of fiber.
Providing oatmeal packets is a great way to make sure your employees eat breakfast and perform better throughout the day. It also makes a great snack mid-day when you feel that mid-afternoon slump.
7. Microwave Popcorn
There is a variety of microwave popcorn options on the market today to tempt just about everyone. In fact, there is just something about the smell of freshly popped popcorn that very few people can resist. When you add in the high fiber content and low calorie count, microwave popcorn can be a snack you and your employees can feel good about consuming.
8. Dark Chocolate
Let’s face it. There are some days where all the healthy snack options in the world cannot compete with a good piece of chocolate. The good news is that you do not have to sacrifice your employees’ health or diets while satisfying their sweet tooth. Chocolate, and dark chocolate in particular, can be a healthy addition to break room snacks!
Colorado Pure: Keeping Your Break Room Stocked With Quality Products Your Employees Will Love
Colorado Pure has been helping Southern Colorado businesses boost employee morale and engagement through well-stocked break room snacks and services since the 1990s. .We know that when you provide your employees with healthy break room snack options, they will feel better. In turn, when they feel better, they will perform better.
Now you are doing good for your employees, and your business is benefiting from it.
Contact us today for a free consultation, and see how Colorado Pure can provide options for all of your office break room needs.