Why Snacks Are a Must-Have in the Office

Your mom was right to feed you a snack right after school. Those grumbly stomach noises mid-morning and mid-afternoon are telling you something important. To be productive, creative, and energized, you need snacks about every three hours to boost your energy throughout the day.

Snacking Mitigates Overeating

As contradictory as it seems, healthy snacking throughout the day decreases mealtime hunger, thus minimizing overeating. A strategy of small snacks to supplement full meals helps people maintain their energy throughout the day. The ideal snack is ready-made, convenient, easily transported and ready-to-eat.

Healthy Snacks for the Win!

Healthy snacks that boost energy should be low in sugar and made with natural ingredients. Like all foods, the best snacks are a mix of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Benefits include:

  • Boosting your metabolism, so your body runs more efficiently
  • Fueling your physical activities and brainpower
  • Helping banish cravings
  • Optimizing nutrition by leveling up essential nutrients
  • Lowering your risk of some diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cholesterol

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Powering Through With Protein Packs

BostonbeaN offers snacks to satisfy every craving, for those at their desk or on the go. Our popular protein packs keep customers satisfied by providing tasty yet powerful blends, including:

  • Hummus, Chicken or Tuna Salad and Pita with cheese, carrot/celery, and grape side(s)
  • Cheese, grapes, and crackers
  • Salami, Provolone, Prosciutto, and Pepperoncini

Naturally Good Snacking Packs

Nothing is more natural than fresh fruit or yogurt. Did you know BostonbeaN can deliver:

  • Apples/Oranges/Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Fruit Cups
  • Veggie Cups
  • Lemons
  • Cheese sticks
  • Yogurt: regular and Greek

These fresh and natural snacks will give you guilt-free energy throughout the day.

Sometimes You Crave Savory

BostonbeaN can satisfy that savory craving with favorites like:

  • Roasted Nuts
  • A variety of savory chips
  • Popcorn
  • Beef jerky

Not every snack has to check all the boxes. Sometimes, you’re just craving a crunchy, savory snack. Leaning into one of these between meals will keep you from going overboard at mealtime.

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…And Sometimes You Crave Sweet

BostonbeaN to the rescue. Satisfy that sweet tooth with:

  • Cookies with chocolate inside or out
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Fig-filled cookies
  • Oat bites
  • Granola bars
  • Cake, s’mores, or fruit parfaits

When you crave sweet treats, these choices will satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your dinner.

Whether maintaining a constant metabolism, boosting brain food during the day, or satisfying a craving for a sweet or savory snack, BostonbeaN has got you covered. Check out our choices for fresh and pre-packaged snacks to keep your employees focused on their tasks rather than mid-day cravings.

What’s in Your Pantry?

If you work in an office, chances are you have a breakroom or kitchen. No matter the number of employees, it’s important to have one. Today’s office kitchens have gone beyond a standard refrigerator, table and chairs. They have become creative spaces where employees can lounge, relax and mingle. One of the most important elements of these kitchens is the pantry.

Pantry Must-Haves

Since the office pantry is a hub of activity, there are a few essentials no pantry should be without:

  • Caffeine – Whether it’s coffee, tea or hot chocolate, employees look for this type of pick-me-up throughout the day. A coffeemaker and hot water dispenser are must-haves. When providing this benefit to employees, sugar, cream and stirrers should be handy. There are even some offices that go the extra mile with Keurig or espresso machines.
  • Microwave – Many employees choose to bring their lunch to work even if there is a café on premises. Nothing is better than being able to heat up your food and have a hot meal at lunch.
  • Dishware/Cutlery – Disposable cutlery and plates are an absolute. This comes in handy for employees who need a plate to heat up their food, for visitors who need a cup or cutlery, and for those office functions where food is being served. It’s convenient, employees can clean up after themselves, and the kitchen will be free from clutter and mess.
  • Snacks – This is definitely a perk, but many offices see this as an expense they can’t go without. Providing snacks like ready-to-eat soup packets, cookies, fruit and snack bars make a difference – especially if the employees must come in very early or stay late. It helps keep up morale and high levels of productivity.
  • Condiments – Have you ever gone to get food or warmed up your food from home and forgot the salt? How about the butter, ketchup or mayo? Having this on hand is very convenient.
  • Refrigerator – A refrigerator serves several purposes. It keeps food chilled until lunchtime; cold milk handy for coffee, tea and cereal; and cold juices ready to drink.

pantry service is one way to ensure your pantry is always well stocked for your employees and guests. BostonBeaN Coffee Company services companies of all sizes in the Boston area, adapting to consistently evolving office spaces. For more information, contact an associate today at 1-800-HIT-BREW (800-448-2739).