For every ‘snack run’ during tea breaks at work, all our cash usually goes to a cup of kopi peng, maybe a curry puff (or two), and a box of salted egg yolk croissants/cheese tarts/galaxy cakes (whatever the latest fad is). Some of us don’t even need to head out in search of food — we carry bags of munchies wherever we go (you know who you are).
Unfortunately, like it or not, these snacks are often… not the healthiest. They tend to come packed with sugar and a gazillion preservatives that do nothing good to your body (besides expand your waistline, of course).
If you’re scratching your head to find a better alternative to your daily dose of potato chips, chocolate bars and all things fried, we’ve got you covered. Just check out our list of healthy snacks that aren’t just delicious but wholesome as well, so you won’t feel guilty for having a case of the munchies. The best part? You can get them delivered straight to your home or your work place.
BEAST MODE: ON. (No kidding, that’s what their website says).
This place is totally tailor-made for the gym rat — it serves up snacks for those on a Paleo diet seeking options with natural and unprocessed ingredients. If you’re looking for a quick bite that’s high in protein, try the Chilli Beef Jerky ($7.90), which is made from New Zealand grass-fed beef that’s cured with punchy herbs and spices. Other items to nibble on include the Paleo Bake ($13.80), which is basically grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and preservative-free bread, or the Paleolah ($5.90), a nutty alternative to granola that contains toasted coconut chips and nuts, which should keep you full for a good amount of time.
Another cool fact: Snack Guru lists the nutritional labels of its items to make it easier for you to count your calories (let’s just pretend you that really do).
“Damn, because of you, I’ve been eating so much ever since I started working here!” — if this sentiment echoes what your colleagues have been telling you, you’ve come to the right place.
Enter Boxgreen, a service that delivers snacks for the entire office (or department) on a monthly subscription basis, starting at $99 for two to five people (that means about 50 packs of snacks). On the menu is a nutritious offering of nuts, dried fruits and granola — all of which are natural and nutritionist-approved. From sweet to savoury, the snacks come in wacky and refreshing flavours like “The Black Ninja”, “Royal Sultana Briyani Granola” and “Lucky Laksa 888”.
After this, you can no longer push the blame on your poor choices.
They say abs are made in the kitchen, we say they come from a box (okay, not really, but you get our gist). If you have any specific fitness goals that you’d like to achieve (low carbs or no refined sugar, for example), perhaps you’d like to try out this monthly curated subscription service. At $24.90 for 6 packs (2 servings/pack), these snacks are healthy, filling and, most importantly, tailored based on your own nutritional needs. Flavours include Almond Rocky Road, Apple Quinoa Granola, Coco Nut and Lemon Pecan Granola, among others.
Also check out their bestseller, the Sun Salutations Superfood Cluster, which is made out of ingredients like lemon oil, almond, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, himalayan rock salt and agave nectar.
The Whole Kitchen is all about natural, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, preservative-free and additive-free products. On top of that, they also offer organic, paleo-friendly, raw, grain-free and dairy-free items. Phew, that’s a lot of ‘free’ snacks. But what’s great is you can find something here for pretty much any diet, no matter how picky you are. Start off by trying the Energy Pearls ($6.50/2), which are essentially vegan balls made mainly from nuts and dried fruits. These little pops are high in healthy fats and protein, so you can munch on them in the office or before hitting the gym. Flavours include Espresso Orange, Hazelnut Cacao and Peanut Sesame.
Pro tip: Do not add them to your cup of Gong Cha.
Let’s just admit it, Nutella is the perfect accomplice to white bread. Heck, why spread it when you can eat it right out the jar?
But if your New Year resolution is to avoid this ridiculously delicious yet not-so-healthy spread, and you haven’t yet succeeded, you might wanna switch to nut butters by Amazin’ Graze. ‘Cause it’s never too late to make a change.
These spreads are stone ground and free from additional oil, refined sugar or salt, and they come in interesting flavors like Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Butter ($14.50), Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Butter ($13.50) and Orange Apricot Cashew Butter ($13.50).
The shop also features handcrafted, healthy snacks with a local twist, including the likes of Tom Yum Kaffir Lime Nut Mix ($6.50) and Blueberry Goji Coconut Granola ($10.50-$12.50). If you need a tad more crunch in each bite, browse through the selection of nuts and dried fruits like Apple Pie ($5), Passionate Dragonfruit ($6.50) and Tangy Kiwi ($6).