As lifestyles become increasingly stressful and people get caught in the rat race, nutritional elements become the key factor that can help them remain healthy. The BPO/ITES companies have made nocturnal work a routine affair much against the natural biological mechanism.
However, these companies don’t mind offering the best that’s available if it translates into satisfied employees. Many BPOs are now taking additional care to ensure that their caterers supply hygienic food; besides stipulating strict conditions to maintain the quality of the food they serve. BPOs have facilities like multiple food courts, health clubs, convenience stores that meet all the nutritional requirements of employees.
As a part of the variety of cuisines available, there is a need to introduce healthy food items which gives the employee’s nutritional addition. Good nutrition becomes quite important to live through a busy hectic day. The little nutrition providers including vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins not only boost energy levels but also strengthen the human body.
Binu Varghese, Director, Marketing and Business Development, AB Mauri says, “Bakery products especially different varieties of bread can be introduced to bring in the nutrition content in food at the work place in BPOs. Breads enriched with oat, barley, honey, nuts and essential nutrients help employees gain from a good healthy meal at any time of the day”.
Breads are a fresh food option with a delicious baked aroma. The variety can rangefrom having it plain, or getting it into a toaster, making a French toast with eggs, combining bread and veggies to have a sandwich or a pudding for a sweet tooth. Also, the idea is to turn the simple slices into the healthiest form.
The scrumptious and sumptuous visions that a loaf of bread can conjure up is infinite. Bite into a healthy sandwich enhanced with vitamins and fibres further added with vegetables or have a flavoured bread slice. Treat yourself and fulfil your appetite to a complete bread meal that also meets the requirement of a balanced diet. Push off from the sedentary job tag! There are lots of varieties on offer even for those worrying about their waistlines.
BPOs should go that extra mile to keep their health-conscious staffers happy. So even as the quality of life improves with a great job so should your health aspect!
Make your bread interesting by adopting it in its healthiest form.
So what are you waiting for? Take a meal break!
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A quick bread recipe: Vegetable Bread Upma
10 slices of bread, cut into small cubes
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato
3-4 small Thai green chillies, cut in half lengthwise
5-6 fresh curry leaves, optional
1/4 cup of unsalted toasted peanuts
1 cup of petite peas (frozen is fine)
1 Carrot cut into minute cubes
1 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 tbsp oil, vegetable or canola
Freshly chopped cilantro leaves for garnish
In a large deep skillet on medium high heat, heat one tbsp oil; when hot add the onions, tomato and carrot. Stir fry until golden and then add the peanuts, curry leaves and green chillies. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes and add the turmeric. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the frozen peas and cook until the peas soften. Now add the bread cubes, salt and lemon juice. Stir well to mix, garnish with cilantro and serve with yogurt.
A perfect way to add to your nutrition level!
6 months ago