Let’s be honest, while the overwhelming majority of the items on offer with the push of a button are full of nutritional sins and empty calories, not every choice from the vending machine will torpedo your diet. If you can resist the chips and candy, you’ll find some healthier snacking options that can make a snack attack less deadly to your six-pack pursuit. Check out the top three healthiest vending snacks below.
Nuts are one of the healthiest things to snack on. We would opt for peanuts or almonds. Full of healthy fats, vitamin E, fibre and high in protein, nuts can help quell hunger until you’re able to nosh on your next meal. If possible, opt for unsalted nuts to help keep your sodium intake in check.
Our Choice: Country Products Fruit & Nut Mix per 30g serving
179 calories per pack, 12g fat, 3,9g fibre, sugars 1,3g
Made with brazils, walnuts, almonds, hazels, peanuts and raisins, this is a delicious snack treat.
When hunger hits you like a hammer at the office or on the road, don’t slide in your coins and send a pack of crisps for a free fall. Instead, rip open a bag of low-calorie popcorn. Popcorn is considered a whole grain and delivers hunger-quelling fibre and a surprising dose of antioxidants.
Our Choice: Lord Poppington Popcorn 20g
94 calories per pack ,3g fat, 3,2g fibre
Gluten free, suitable for vegetarians, no artificial colouring, GM ingredients and flavouring…this popcorn is terrifically tasty.
3. Granola Bars
Ready to grab a bar and go?
While many granola bars tend to be light in protein and fairly high in sugar, there are some great healthier alternatives out there. These delicious snack bars often contain whole grains such as oats as well as, fruit bits, seeds and honey. With a majority of them less than 200 calories, they’re a much better, healthier option than candy bars!
Our Choice: Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bar, Oats & Honey 42g
180 calories, 6g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 2g fibre
Made with wholegrain oats, suitable for vegetarians, lactose free and absolutely free from artificial colours and preservatives
If you fancy any of these tasty options but your machines doesn’t stock them, then check out our fully managed machine service, we offer full maintenance as well as food replenish and re-fill options. If you’re in need of a snack machine for your business, then visit our snack machine page.