It’s five months into 2019 and if you’re still lagging behind your new year’s health resolution, we’ve got a pretty darn good solution that will help you attain your dream #summerbod. With island-wide delivery and a variety of options to please even the most cynical snacktivist, recalibrate your fitness goals and celebrate mid-2019 with these five healthy selections that won’t compromise your diet.
The new kid on the block, Low Sugar Wild Strawberry Granola ($10.90), is Amazin’ Graze’s latest invention and only comprises of nine ingredients—that’s less than the number of Netflix shows we’re currently watching (oops). With all the controversies surrounding the amount of processed sugars that goes into granola, we were pleased to discover that this granola comprises of less than 5% sugar; all of which comes from the natural sweetness of monk fruit (aka luo han guo, aka scary-black-herbal-drink-that-surprisingly-tastes-good).
Calories per serving: 202kcal/50g
Potato chips are our ultimate vice. When We stumbled upon a healthy dupe for our favourite chips (Kettle’s Honey Dijon chips, if anyone is asking), we impulsively bought 12 packets at one go. Boxgreen’s Honey Mustard Roast Crisps ($19.90 for 6 packets) is said dupe, comprising of baked soya crisps tossed in a malty, mustard-y, sweet-savoury spice mix that is rich in flavour, but never cloying.
Calories per serving: 125kcal/25g
If you have an aching sweet tooth, or simply want some ice cream therapy, Calli is a home-grown brand that offers everything you’re looking for, sans the post ice-cream guilt. Retailing at $14.90 per pint and ranging from 320 calories to 390 calories per pint (yes, you read that right), this skinny ice cream also incorporates whey protein in its recipe to amp up its nutritional benefits. Durian Durian is our top-pick—boasting a rich durian flavour accompanied with a creamy texture that is almost gelato-like.
Calories per serving: 93kcal/118ml
Little Farms pride themselves for sourcing the best snacks and freshest ingredients from around the world and congregating it in one friendly neighbourhood grocer. In short, think atas NTUC that shelves a wider variety of international snacks. Cobs Natural Coco Crunch Popcorn ($4.98) was a recent find during one of our snack hunts for an impromptu Game of Thrones marathon. Coated with a layer of cocoa powder and infused with the sweetness of raw sugar, we found its name apt, as it reminded us of a less sweet, but crunchier version of Coco Crunch. Pro-tip: refrain from smiling with teeth if you’ve just binged on this.
Calories per serving: 131kcal/25g
The Hunter's Kitchenette
Because almond butter is a lil’ too passé, The Hunter’s Kitchenette’s Black Sesame Spread ($14) became our next go-to spread to smear on bread, biscuits, apple slices… you name it. Made from a single ingredient of lightly-roasted black sesame seeds, this jar of black paste retains its full nutritional benefits, such as improving digestion, hair texture, complexion and bone health. Besides, it’s fragrant, nutty taste and velvety smooth texture makes it a great solo snack to eat right out of the jar.
ORGANIC FOOD LOVERS
Rejoice, the following snacks are certified organic, made with zero nasties and tastes 100% delicious.
For those in need of a little TLC (but still want to #eatclean), Alter Eco creates chocolate bars of the finest balance, their Deep Dark line being our favourite with at least 60% cocoa. Deep Dark Sea Salt ($5.21) marries bitter-sweet and savoury with a generous sprinkling of fleur de sel over the chocolate bar. If you’re craving a richer, bolder, more indulgent flavour, opt for Deep Dark Salted Burnt Caramel ($5.21) which comprises of organic salted caramel granules mixed into 70% dark Ecuadorian chocolate.
Calories per serving: 230kcal/40g
Besides being organic, Doves Farm Freee product range is also certified gluten-free (ta-ta, bloating). Chocolate Stars ($14.90) is reminiscent of our favourite childhood cereal, with extra antioxidants and nutritional benefits. The main ingredient, maize flour, is rich in vitamins and minerals that supports healthy vision, digestion and weight-loss. Enjoy this cereal for breakfast with a dash of milk, or on its own as a mid-day snack.
Calories per serving: 120kcal/30g
If you’re constantly on-the-go and need a quick caffeine-fix in between places, Navitas Organic’s Coffee Cacao Organic Power Snacks ($15.12) is your best bet. Dump the resealable bag in your gym or work bag, and you have yourself a mini snack powerhouse packed with energy-rich organic dates and a blend of superfoods (maca powder, green coffee powder, lucama powder) with a shot of coffee extract to wake the sleepy peepers.
Calories per serving: 80kcal/20g