Did you know that March is Nutrition Month in Canada? This year – the theme is “Eating 9 to 5” – which addresses eating at the workplace. Most Canadians admit that eating at work can be a challenge. Yesterday – to celebrate National Dietitians Day – my colleague and I created a taste test of some healthy snacks for our work mates. Of course it went over well – who doesn’t like free food? But the point was to offer some suggestions for alternatives to typical unhealthy snacks.
Here is what we served:
Instead of coffee – Lime and Cucumber infused water
Instead of fat and sugar filled muffins – Pumpkin, Cranberry, Oatmeal cookies
Energy boosting snacks: Greek Salad on a Stick and Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
Fibre boosting snack: Black Bean Salsa
The water is simple to make – simply add slices of lime and cucumber to your water bottle for a fresh twist. Dehydration can cause you to be sluggish in the afternoon and can sometimes be mistaken as hunger.
The kabobs were also very simple.
Greek salad on a stick – we put a cherry tomato, piece of feta cheese, a slice of cucumber and a black pitted olive. Add a drizzle of Greek salad dressing if you desire.
Fruit and cheese kabobs – we put pineapple, cheddar cheese, raspberry and a red and green grape on a skewer. The colours looked very appealing!
I will add the recipe for black bean salsa and the cookies in a following post.