Enter At Your Own Health Risk

Morning All! So I came into work this morning and stopped by the staff lounge to put my lunch in the fridge, and I was faced with the following scene…

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Box after box…

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After box…

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of PASTRIES!! Don’t supposed there’s any MUFA in those?

Note to self: Do not go into the staff lounge unless 1) it’s absolutely necessary to get my lunch or 2) I suddenly become hypoglycemic. Seriously, there should be a sign on the door that says Enter At Your Own Health Risk.

Apparently, a vendor that we use for printing brought all of these lovelies in as a thank you for providing him with business. It was a very sweet gesture (literally) but hasn’t anyone ever heard of healthy food? I think I’m going into sugar shock just looking at these pictures.

I want to add that this is just the start of “food season” at our office. From now until the end of the year, there is literally nonstop food at our office. Thank goodness I have self control, unlike some of the other girls here. Does anyone else have a “food season” at their work? How do you handle it? 

Thankfully, none of today’s tantalizing pastries tempted me – at least for now – because I ate breakfast before coming to work.

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I received another Kashi sample – this time it was their Honey Sunshine cereal – little pillows of whole grain goodness.

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I had very high hopes for this cereal because it looked like Captain Crunch (one of my faves as a kid), smelled like Captain Crunch, and even got soggy like Captain Crunch. Well, this was no Captain Crunch!  But, with 6 g of fiber and only 100 calories per 3/4 cup, it’s a pretty tasty, and much healthier alternative to Captain Crunch. Maybe it could be marketed as the new Captain Crunch for adults??

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Now, I must really get some work done before I blog the day away! You all know how that goes!

Damn it – someone just walked by with a chocolate eclair – Look away, Jennifer, look away!!


  1. Yikes! At my old office it was always food season – everyone thought we had “great benefits” because we got free breakfast every day… It was so bad! I usually passed on it though. Or I’d have a WW bagel if I could find one.

  2. I definitely would have walked out of that lounge with a handful of something! Way to have self control 😉
    I love Kashi cereal – too bad I have not been waking up in enough time to eat cereal – I must get back to that!!

  3. omg i have not seen that much powdered sugar in a LONG time. i’m jealous of the offerings and impressed by your will power! my last office was always fully stocked on TJ’s trail mixes so it was healthier snacking–if you were one of those people who managed to only visit the snack area once a day 😉

  4. I have the same problem at work. It is usually donuts, but some times there are other goodies. I don’t usually have a hard time avoiding them because I always eat a good breakfast before I go to work. Otherwise, I am not sure if I could refuse.

  5. OMG you are a strong girl! We don’t really have a “food season” here but we get a cake for every birthday. Ugh.

    I love that cereal!

  6. Thankfully, we don’t have a food season at work (just on birthdays). I love Kashi cereal, I’ll have to try that flavor!

  7. I love your photos! Those pastries are making my mouth water. I hear ya about food season at the office. It’s really hard to keep away and sometimes I’d feel like I was being ‘anti-social’ by not partaking in the sweets but I just had to learn to say no. Or, I would wait as long as I could and if I really had to have something, I would have something and would not make myself fell guilty. It’s a good thing you had breakfast before work! Don’t you love it when we’re prepared 😉 ?

  8. Maggie – free breakfast everyday? Where did you work?

  9. Sarah – how nice that your office actually buys healthy treats from TJ’s. My boss did that for my team today, but on most days it’s coffee cake or cookies.

  10. Ladies – the photos today are just a “taste” of what’s in store for the rest of year. You should see the food that ends up in the lounge in December! Oh my, I’ve never seen women eat so much!