In many cases, the only thing that makes your company meeting bearable is the quality of the snacks that are made available. It isn’t always easy to choose the correct refreshments to serve if you are the one in charge of the selection. Fortunately, there are several good suggestions to help you choose items that will satisfy most everyone.

  1. Yogurt Parfaits – The Booster

By offering a wide variety of single serving yogurts, you can also satisfy everyone’s taste buds whether they are craving something sweet or fruity or even something crunchy if you throw in a few of the yogurts that include nut- or granola-toppings.

According to webmd.com, yogurt is an excellent snack for those in a work situation due primarily to the protein boost it provides. When you combine that with a granola and fruit, you maximize the boost that this snack gives to your energy.

  1. Sandwich Bites – The Feaster

If your meeting runs long, then you may consider offering up a tray of lean luncheon meats, a variety of cheeses, pickles and boiled eggs for a light lunch. It’s really easy to order a catered tray of café style sandwiches to the office, especially if you are working with a company budget.

  1. Fruits and Veggies – The Health Refresher

According to a recent article from www.health.ny.gov, adding a fresh fruit and vegetable tray to the boardroom table is a great idea. These items will satisfy a sweet tooth, take away hunger pangs and contribute to the overall good health of everyone. The large water volume in these food items will also help to keep everyone hydrated. Employees will often prefer the fresh produce to cookies, or pastries.

  1. Crackers, Trail Mix, and Nuts – The Cruncher

It’s okay to simply set out a few bowls of items if you don’t want to overdo it, but be sure to stay away from heavy food items that will make everyone sleepy. Bowls of whole wheat pretzels, trail mix, roasted almonds, sunflower seeds and dried fruit are all good choices. Fancy cheese crisp crackers are likely to be the hit of the party in the office because of their natural ingredients and incredible taste. Here you can find a website full of crunch snack ideas.

  1. Cranberry Juice – The Hydrator

Mayoclinic.org reminds you to leave the sugary sodas out of the cooler when you provide refreshments at your company meeting. Soda will give everyone a sugar-induced high for a very short time, and then leave them dragging. However, everyone needs to stay hydrated, so be sure to provide plenty of bottled water along with some bottles of fruit juices and vegetable juices. Cranberry Juice fits the flavor of a business setting, so that is always a safe choice.

These are all great choices for refreshments to serve at your company meeting. However, if your company is small, it is always a good idea to make the effort to learn the individual snack preferences of those who will be in attendance. Most people tend to be much more productive when their hunger is satisfied.

About the Author

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer from Sacramento, California. A mother of two, Hannah enjoys writing on blogs of all niches.

Want to contribute to rabidofficemonkey.com? Check out our writer’s guidelines at rabidofficemonkey.com/write-for-us/.

Facebook Twitter Google+