Last week I told you about some of the wacky vending machine items that clever entrepreneurs are offering up. And while some of them had potential, like the fresh salad machines in Chicago, others were completely impractical, like the caviar kiosk in Los Angeles.
For those of us who just need a little afternoon pick-me-up, the typical vending machine offers a convenient choice of snacks to grab and go, but which item is the best choice?
When hunger pangs hit and you slide your dollar into the machine, remember to choose a snack that has a healthy balance of protein and fiber. This will keep your blood sugar from spiking, combat the dreaded foggy brain, and keep you feeling satiated for a longer period of time. When it’s time to push the button, keep these healthier options in mind.
Planters Sunflower Kernels – 160 calories, 4g fiber
Triscuit Original Snack Crackers – 240 calories, 6g fiber
Remember when having food delivered basically meant the Domino’s Pizza guy ringing your doorbell? Now you can get pretty much anything delivered to your doorstep, regardless of where you live or what you feel like eating. Here are 6 of our favorite healthy ways to make the most of this new craze for on demand eating:
If You’re an Athlete: You know how sports drinks and energy bars seem to take up a lot of shelf space at the grocery store? It can be hard to cut through the clutter and find the best foods to fuel your workouts. The pros at The Feed do this for you. Their in-house experts customize a monthly box of sports nutrition for you or you can build your own. Boxes start at $20.01
If You Like to Cook (but hate to shop): We’ve already reported on Amazon’s growing grocery delivery service and other companies like Fresh Direct are also carving out a space in the market. This is great for anyone who likes to keep food in the fridge but can’t seem to make the time to shop. Some services charge a fee of around $10, which may seem steep or cheap, depending on how you feel about grocery stores. (more…)
Diet giant Jenny Craig built its brand by offering pre-packaged meals with calorie counts low enough to spur weight loss. But if this description brings to mind diet fare that tastes like rabbit food or comes in a teensy-weensy spa-sized serving, think again. Jenny Craig has always been known for tasty, filling food—made for both women and men—and its latest and greatest menu highlights include everything from comfort food favorites to popular restaurant offerings. (Including red velvet cupcakes!) Plus, with the Jenny Craig at Home program you don’t even have to leave the house.
Here are 25 delicious Jenny Craig meals and snacks that will make your diet feel like anything but: