With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it’s no surprise that the workplace will bombarded with chocolates, candies, and sweets tomorrow. Environmental triggers such as these in the work setting can be a significant barrier for employees who are making their best efforts to stay on track with healthier eating habits, especially for those who struggle with stress related eating as many people will have the tendency to reach for comfort foods to cope with negative emotions. Does your workplace tend to follow this pattern? If so, you’re not alone! Break the cycle this year and help your employees stay on track this Valentine’s Day by providing healthier options in the break room such as these heart healthy snack choices:
- Fruit Kabobs: spear strawberries, bananas, and apples on skewers and serve with melted dark chocolate for dipping
- Sugar free pudding cups
- Fruit bars: freeze blended fruit on popsicle sticks
- 100 calorie packs of cocoa roast almonds
- VitaTops Muffins: found in your local grocery store these thin muffins pack in fiber with only 100 calories per serving!
Celebrate Heart Awareness Month by providing heart healthy options in the workplace to promote adoption of permanent lifestyle changes among your workforce! Happy Valentine’s Day!