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Holiday cheer in the office
Posted by skl on 2010-12-9 12:47
While at meetings in various offices recently, I noticed many were decorated for the holidays. Quite a few also had an assortment of treats and snacks in the reception area and other communal spaces like the lunch room or coffee stations. It was very tempting to indulge when chocolates, cookies and other enticing goodies seem to be everywhere. Office potlucks and gatherings can also make it hard to resist when sharing good times with good company! There are lots of ways we can eat healthy throughout the year, but here are some suggestions for getting through the holidays without overindulging:
- A basket of mandarin oranges make a lovely display and a refreshing and healthy snack.
- For a cup of cheer offer green tea or Christmas blends displayed in a festive tin to share with co-workers.
- Dried fruit and unsalted nuts can be wrapped in cellophane and ribbon for individual snack portions.
Consider non-food items as inexpensive gifts and expressions of holiday cheer:
- Miniature ornaments or holiday decorations
- Inexpensive calendars or books
- Miniature picture frames
- Dollar store “treasures”
- Tea cup of coffee mug
- Fridge magnets or key chains
- Holiday themed post-it notes
I’m sure to indulge in a cookie or two, but I am also going to make a conscious effort to make smart and healthy choices most of the time and..... make it easier for those around me to do the same with a few alternatives.