It’s that time of the year again, mamas – school bags are ready to roll and the alarm is set for the morning. It can only mean one thing: it’s back to school time. While you’re busy shopping around for stationery and sports gear, don’t forget to stock up the snack cabinet with wholesome, nutrient-packed goodies. Not sure about where to start? Click through the slideshow to check out our top 10 picks for healthy snacks. These innovative nibbling options are guaranteed to get you and the family in gear for the new school year!
Milk and cookies may be a classic, but Amazin’ Graze is sure to put a refreshing spin on your tiny tykes’ after-school snack time. With the motto of “Eating Right, Not Less”, this Malaysia-based online store provides fresh, hand-made delights prepared meticulously with high-quality raw ingredients. Make sure to try the crunchy Hazelnut Blackforest Granola or Coconut Kaya Granola ($60) if you’re in the mood for something a bit different. Baked-fresh weekly and rife with local flavours, these amazing goodies will have you craving more…
How much: From $60 for a pack of granola. Price vary for different products.
When snack attack strikes and fruit bowls just aren’t cutting it, ChewsWize might just be the answer. With more than 40 nature-based powerhouses to choose from, this subscription service customises and delivers a portion-controlled snack box right to your doorstep. Wholesome, balanced, and sustainably sourced, ChewsWize is guaranteed to keep the whole family wisely fuelled for the busy weeks ahead!
How much: $88 per week (including postage)
ChewsWize, 9B Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 81971032, www.chewswize.com
Energy-dense? Guilt-free? Eco-friendly? Tick! When it comes to our favourite energy bar, it’s no surprise that Oomph! lands on the top of the list. Loaded with plant-based superfoods such as tree nuts, edible seeds, dried fruits and more, Oomph! Bars are naturally nourishing and ridiculously good for you and your littles. Better yet, these California-inspired treats come with a generous mix of plant protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, iron and calcium, giving parents and kiddos that sustainable boost of energy anytime, anywhere!
How much: Oomph! Trail Bar Plant Protein Mix ($330), Oomph! Trail Bar Extra Fiber Mix ($330)
Oomph!, Globe Tree Functional Foods Limited, 7/F, Hong Kong Trade Centre, 161-167 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, 96855089, www.oomphbars.com
On the hunt for quality chocolate without the junk-food element? Look no further than Raiz The Bar. Playfully innovative yet seriously delicious, this bean-to-bar chocolatier prides itself in providing fresh, organic and low GI raw chocolate that is free of additives and preservatives. Ethnically sourced from Indonesia, these nutrient-dense chocolate nibbles are silky and smooth, yet taste nothing like your typical energy bar. With delectable options ranging from the Passionate, Authentic and Youthful Me Bars, Raiz The Bar offers something for every member of the family, even the fussiest chocolate fanatic out there…
How much: Price varies with different products. Free Shipping for orders over $1,000.
Rawthentic Food Limited, Unit 505, 5/F. Hewlett Centre, 52-54 Hoi Yeun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 25599556, www.raizthebar.com
Toss out the junk and start making snack time fun again with these nutrition-packed treats from Young Living. Manifesting the company’s commitment to champion nature’s lively energy, it carries a wide range of healthy products that offer the perfect natural alternative to your typical processed goods. The signature power potion, NingXia Red daily supplement beverage ($941/2), and the functional, nutritious Slique Bars ($175), work to refuel your energy reserves right on the spot!
How much: Price varies with different products
Young Living, 6/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2897 5600, www.youngliving.com
Greenberry is a premium monthly subscription service that delivers nourishing, organic snacks right to your doorstep. Each box comes with 6 to 8 products that strictly adhere to the company’s nutrition standards – guaranteed to regulate your metabolism and blood sugar levels. Plus, it promises to satisfy those naughty mid-afternoon cravings!. Pick between the Wellness Box, designed to encourage energy and vitality, or the Darlings Box if your little ones are in for some lunchbox snacks and weekend treats!
How much: Wellness Box and Darlings Box (Month to month: $238; 3 Month Prepay: $678; 6 Month Prepay: $1280)
Delivery Fee: Free shipping to major commercial and industrial areas within Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories. A $30 delivery surcharge will be applied to all residential areas, remote commercial and industrial areas, and non-industrial areas.
When the four o’clock munchies start kicking in, Signature Snacks is here to save the day! Upholding the principles of “Quality, Freshness and Great Taste”, this startup carries a delectable array of freshly-baked delights – including everything from dried fruits and granola, to nuts and seeds. With more than 50 nutritious, preservatives-free options to choose from, simply select your favourites online each month and 5 full-sized snack packs will be delivered straight your door in a flash. If you’re not sure what to get, leave it up to the company’s experts to surprise you with the monthly bestsellers.
How much: $178 per month
Signature Snack Hong Kong Limited
Flat C, 13/F, Tsun Win Factory Building,60 Tsun Yip St, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 6677 2132, www.signaturesnack.com
Explore wholesome indulgence with Made Real Hong Kong, offering thoughtfully curated snacks on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. This Singapore-based subscription service vows to help you build a healthy relationship with food, where excitement, balance and fulfilment come together – one snack at a time. Each goodie box comes with six hearty munchies, including nuts, pops, granola, cookies and more for you to choose from – all tailored to suit you or the little ones’ nutritional needs, health goals and dietary preferences.
How much: $149 per box
Made Real, www.madereal.hk
If you believe that eating healthy means having to steer clear of sweet treats and desserts, Bad Food Gone Good will prove you wrong. This premier online store offers a wide array of Paleo-friendly goodies that will easily satisfy your kiddo’s sweet tooth. From its signature avocado brownie, to dairy-free Cake Pops, refined sugar-free homemade cookies and protein-packed nutty paleo balls, it handcrafts and delivers healthy alternatives created using only fresh and premium ingredients. Ideal for a healthy birthday cake alternative (that still checks off the tasty tickbox).
How much: From $300 for bread/cake loafs
Looking for a fresh alternative? Brimming with essential vitamins and plentiful nutrients, there’s no denying the importance of fruit. When it comes to achieving a well-balanced lifestyle here in the 852, seasonal fruits, handpicked from different parts of the world may just be our best bet. One of Hong Kong’s top fruit importers, Frutodor, offers a weekly subscription service that keeps your snacking options varied and nutritional. Options vary according to seasons, but each box contains four types of premium fruits, totalling to 10 items or more. It doesn’t get much healthier than this!
How much: Premium Fruits Light Box ($268), Grande Premium Fruit Box ($510), Jumbo Premium FRuit Box ($730)
Frutodor, Rm 3410, Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 2761 1100, www.facebook.com/frutodor
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