The BeYou Blog

Eat Better, Move Better, Feel Better

Tag: snack

Why enjoying free office snacks can hurt your waistline 🍩

Do you have difficulties to control yourself when your boss or one of your colleague is bringing office snacks at work? Do you like to take a break close to the cafeteria or the vending machine? All the food that you eat at work is probably not healthy for you and definitely will add extra calories to your waistline. 

A study in the United States has shown that the foods we eat in our workplace tend to be high in refined grains and sodium. Few of us are opting for whole grains or fruit. The office snacks don’t align with the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines. In the same research, we learned that 70 percent of the calories came from free food in the office such as the birthday cake, holiday cookies or meeting biscuits.

As employees are spending on average eight hours a day in the office, it is crucial to make people understand that what they are eating during their working hours can cause weight gain over time and can have a bad impact on general health (diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc). If companies embrace wellness programs, it could seriously improve employee health.

In some companies, free food is used as an incentive and turn to be seen as a work “benefit”. The fact that it is “free” make it more attractive: people are much more likely to indulge if they don’t have to pay for it. The only problem is that the food options they generally propose are not healthy. If you just have a look at the vending machines, you will find processed foods and the decadent coffee drinks used to be packed in calories.

Here are some tips you can follow if you want to eat healthier on the job:

🔸Ask for fruits if you see only cookies and chocolate in the break room 🍩

🔸Bring your healthy snacks and meals from home (fruit, yogurt, kefir, whole grain cereal, etc).

🔸Take the stairs instead of the lift

🔸Go to work by bike or by walking

🔸Go for a walk or go to the fitness class during the break

🔸Don’t put sugar in your coffee drink or tea

Low Calorie Snack: Yogurt with apple and cocoa

Do you want something different than that apple or banana? Something more filling and satisfying? Try this low calorie snack: Yogurt with apple and cocoa.

The creamy yogurt – which is a great protein and fat source, is perfect with the apple, which is a good carb-source. The cocoa is rich in magnesium and iron, among many other vitamin and minerals.

Try it before your workout and get more out of it. Click here for more snack-ideas!

Continue reading

Super Tasty Cranberry & Ginger Smoothie

Cranberry is another super berry that you should consider adding to your diet. Make it easy and add it to your smoothie!

This Super Tasty Cranberry Smoothie is just the perfect snack, at your desk or on the go.

Boosted with some coconut water as well, you will stay hydrated and energized all afternoon long!

For more smoothie recipes talk to your coaches or head over to the smoothie recipes in our blog.

Continue reading

Super Easy Roasted Tomato with Parmesan Cheese

Late night snacking doesn’t have to mean crisps or salted peanuts.

Something like this super easy roasted tomato with parmesan cheese can satisfy your need for something savory, without having to give up on your healthy  eating.

For more unexpected snack ideas or even and a full, personalized meal plan, start here! 

Continue reading

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are the perfect way to refill in the middle of the day.

This afternoon pick-me-up can give you the extra energy your body needs, helping you avoid temptations at your nearest coffee place.

Reach for this tasteful smoothie with a base of banana and almond milk!

You can also find additional smoothies ideas here: Raspberry smoothie and Green smoothie bowl. 

Continue reading

Carrots with Hummus, the perfect healthy snack

Healthy, tasty and easy. Snacking healthy shouldn’t be hard. Here is the perfect snack, that always works.

Nutrient dense, with a good combination of carbs, fat and proteins.

Remember: Carrots are loaded with filling fiber. This mean you won’t go hungry for a while.

For more snacks ideas, get your own meal plan and ask your nutritionists Sarah!

Continue reading

Raspberry Walnut Smoothie

Warm summer days with sun shining all day long?

Perhaps you feel like you need a rest and something cold to drink in the middle of the day. Then you have to try this amazing Raspberry walnut smoothie.

It’s the perfect snack on the go and it also works fine as a healthy start and breakfast – an energizing smoothie!

Continue reading

5 Minute Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Honestly Healthy Food takes cooking to a new level of excitement. This Perfect Summer Fruit Salad is a great snack to cool off a hot summer day.  Visit their web for more recipes and healthy variations of cakes, pancakes and ice-creams. All their recipes are Gluten Free, Wheat Free and Cow’s dairy free, perfect for you with food sensitivities! But for now enjoy this delicious fruit salad!

Continue reading