Have you ever wondered whether or not you should offer snacks at work? The research is out, and the answer is a resounding yes.
By offering snacks in your office break room, you’re showing your employees that you care about their well-being. It’s also an effective way of increasing productivity and reducing employee turnover. Not sure where to start? Here is our list of 10 beverages and snacks for break rooms.
1. Granola Bars
With their convenient size and long shelf life, granola bars have become a popular energy snack for office break rooms. One of the best brands of granola bars for break rooms is KIND’s Healthy Grains Bars. These all-natural, gluten-free, protein and fiber-rich bars come in multiple flavors, including chocolate, oats and honey, and peanut butter.
This probably goes without saying, but coffee and tea are an absolute must for an office break room. Like it or not, most Americans need some caffeine to get us through the morning. Office morale is sure to improve if you give your employees easy access to a Keurig, tea bags/capsules, hot chocolate mix, coffee, creamer, sugar packets, and milk. Sugar substitutes like Sweet’N Low and Splenda are also thoughtful additions.
3. Juice Boxes
Of course, people won't always be in the mood for hot beverages, especially on warm summer days. We recommend offering cold apple, orange, or cranberry juice to your employees, whether in a can, bottle, or some convenient juice boxes.
Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't stock your break room with exclusively healthy snacks. Your workers will appreciate having access to something sweet and sugary too. Cookies are an ideal choice, as they're small and can be bought in bulk, whether you're looking for shortbread, chocolate chip, wafers, Oreos, or Fig Newtons.
Nuts are a great source of fat, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E! For that reason, Office Ready keeps a full stock of cashews, almonds, salted peanuts, pistachios, and packs of assorted nuts. For allergy reasons, please consult with all employees before offering nuts in your office break room.
Missing breakfast can drastically affect a person's mood and ability to focus. That's why it's wise to have healthy breakfast options in the break room, like Quaker's oatmeal. It's energizing, easy to prepare, and filled with wholesome multi-grains.
Another convenient breakfast food to have in the break room is single-serving cups of cereal. Your workers will appreciate having some Lucky Charms and Froot Loops on the days where they don't have time to eat at home.
If you're looking to buy snacks in bulk, crackers are a great choice. At Office Ready, we offer a wide variety of delicious crackers, including Cheez-Its, Keebler Sandwich Crackers, saltines, pita chips, and more.
We've all experienced having to go to work without getting nearly enough sleep the night before. On those days, energy drinks like Redbull and 5-Hour Energy are absolute lifesavers.
Things like Lifesavers, Jolly Ranchers, and Werther's Originals are an easy and affordable way to make your break room a fun and welcoming place to be. For your convenience, we offer an amazing deal on a 2 lb jar of assorted candies.
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At Office Ready, we believe it's essential to offer certain amenities, like beverages and snacks, to your employees. If workers are skipping meals or running out of steam midway through their shift, it can severely impact their health, happiness, and productivity.
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