Healthiest Foods to Eat from a Vending Machine

Eating from a vending machine is a nutritional minefield — if you reach for the wrong choice you could ruin an otherwise healthy day of eating. But all hope is not lost! Buried in vending machines — especially healthy vending machines from (shameless plug) Atlantic Vending — are nutritionally rich options.

In short, healthy snacking at a vending machine is possible if you’re careful. It’s as much about what you’re NOT eating.


Plain or mixed nuts are chock full of satiating healthy fats, protein, fiber, and micronutrients and antioxidants. The end result is you feel full, which prevents you from making far worse snacking decisions.

Sunflower Seeds

They don’t have any sugar, but they are rather salty. They also contain protein and fiber to help you feel full so you don’t binge on unhealthy snacks.


Plain or lightly salted this fluffy snack is low in calories, gives you that crunch you seek, and doesn’t do major damage to your nutrition.

Breakfast Biscuits

Sure, they look like cookies, but they have a lot of whole grains, and not much sugar.

In summary, most items in a vending machine are not good for you, but by selecting these types of snack you can limit the impact.

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