If you”re anything like me, you feel a need to make healthier choices; but when it comes down to it, actually eating right can be a challenge. You”re constantly faced with unhealthy, convenient foods that give a satisfying illusion but in reality are unsatisfying for your body”s well being. Sound familiar to you?
One of the worst places for me is the workplace. If you work in an office and have your own cubicle or desk, you know what I”m talking about. You fill your drawers with things like pretzels, peanut butter and candies for whenever you might have a craving to snack. Unless you work in a small office, chances are you don”t have the option of keeping many healthier items like fruits, veggies and yogurts in the break room fridge. In my own personal experience, many-a-time my foods would be thrown out, consumed, or lost among all the lunch bags of my co-workers. Basically, it seemed like a lost cause to attempt to eat healthier at work.
But then, a silver lining. When I first started working here, I found a better option to the cheddar cheese pretzels in my cubicle — a new type of vending machine that offered healthy choices. Fresh Healthy Vending is a company from San Diego that has started a new trend of offering healthy and organic options as opposed to the generic potato chips and candy bar you”ll find in a typical vending machine.
I”ve now become spoiled with things such as Pirate”s Booty and a fresh Chobani yogurt when I feel hungry at work. Not only do I feel better about my choices, I don”t feel weighed down by the grease and saturated fat that comes along with a bag of big brand chips. Also, I love trying new items from the vending machine, finding them on Social Grocery and sharing them with my friends. (Just one of the many uses of Social Grocery put to action!)
Here are a few example items you”ll be able to find in a Fresh Healthy vending machine:
Here at Social Grocery, we love brands like Clif Bar, Naked Juice, Tazo Tea and Barbara”s. Now we can enjoy them without having to run to the store each time we”re feeling the need for a snack. Have you seen these vending machines in your area? There is an increase in healthier vending machines across the country — in shopping malls, office buildings, gyms and schools. While a tad pricier than your average vending machine, do you think they”re worth the cost?
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