May 30, 2017

10 Healthy Snacks You Can Eat on the Go and Where to Buy Them

Fill your stash with these ready-to-eat healthy snack foods!
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Snacks have earned a bad reputation since most of them are loaded with fat, sugar, salt, and calories. But when done right, snacking can give you health benefits like increased energy and nutrient intake, and better focus and performance. Below are ten wholesome snacks you can eat on the go while keeping the calories in check.


1. Rice bars


healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Fitbar has oats which are rich in anti-oxidants. (Image: Fitbar PH)


With only 110 calories and four grams of fat per serving, Fitbar is a guilt-free snack you can chew on. Fitbar has oats, wheat, nuts, and corn flakes, making it a fiber-rich snack. It does not have any cholesterol or trans fat and is loaded with calcium as well as vitamins A, B12, and C. Fitbar is sold in three variants: nuts, fruits, and chocolate.

Price: PhP22
Where to buy: Leading grocery stores nationwide


2. Sweet potato chips



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Sweet potatoes have 400% the daily vitamin A requirement. (Image: The Honest Crop)


The Honest Crop Real Vegetable Chips Sweet Potato has thinly sliced orange sweet potatoes oven-baked in coconut oil. It comes in five flavors: unsalted, sea salt, BBQ, cheese, and sour cream. These chips are a good source of fiber and vitamin A, and have no trans fat and cholesterol.

Price: PhP75
Where to buy: The Honest Crop website


3. Kale and moringa chips



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Vegan and gluten-free kale and moringa chips (Image: The Superfood Grocer)


You can get two superfoods in one with The Superfood Grocer Kale + Moringa Raw Super Chips. It has six flavors: pizza, sour cream and onion, tarragon mustard, Thai curry, teriyaki ginger, and tangy nacho. It has no MSG and is wholly plant-based, so it’s a less sinful way to satisfy savory cravings.

Price: PhP260 (tarragon mustard flavor)
Where to buy: The Superfood Grocer website




4. Tofu chips



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Tofu is not just for meals at Chimara. (Image: Chimara Kitchen)


Aside from healthy meals, Chimara Neo-Vegan Café also has wholesome munchies like tofu chips. These are made of soya, which lowers bad cholesterol and is packed with eight essential amino acids. Tofu chip variants include nude (plain), cheese ‘n herbs, white cheddar, sour cream ‘n chives, and wasabi.

Price: PhP110 (lean), PhP250 (large)
Where to buy: Chimara branches


5. Artisan piaya



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Artisan piaya has no artificial ingredients and preservatives. (Image: Fresh Start Organic)


Need a sugar fix? One can turn to artisan piaya (muscovado-filled unleavened flatbread) from Fresh Start Organic Foods. Compared to refined and brown sugar, muscovado sugar has less fats and carbohydrates and has traces of potassium, magnesium, and iron. This artisan piaya comes in regular and bite-size and in original, dark chocolate, and peanut butter flavors.

Price: PhP100 per pack
Where to buy: Fresh Start Organic branches


6. Nuts



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Almonds are packed with vitamins E and B. (Image: Kangaroo Nuts PH)


Research indicates that eating nuts are healthy for your heart. Singaporean brand Sun Lim Garden Foodstuffs (SLG) offers a variety of nuts such as almonds, pistachio, macadamia, and cashew. These nuts come in fun flavors like mocha almond and cheddar cheese.

Price: PhP749.55 for three 100-gram packs
Where to buy: Leading grocery stores and food stores


7. Mushroom chicharon



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Mushroom chicharon: guilt-free grub (Image: JA Lees Farms)


Meat lovers can now munch on something healthy, too. JA Lees Farms have turned chicharon from fatty snack to cholesterol-free fare. They come in original, peri peri, hickory BBQ, honey mustard, spicy, wasabi, beef tapa, and garlic flavors. The main ingredient is organic oyster mushrooms, which contain antioxidants and anti-bacterial chemicals.

Price: PhP160 for 100 grams
Where to buy: Gourmet in a Box


8. Banana bread granola



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Banana bread granola has whole grains to jump-start your day. (Image: Take Root PH)


Banana bread granola from Take Root is the crunchy version of a popular baked goodie. It is made of all-natural ingredients like rolled oats, walnuts, almonds, bananas, flaxseed, honey and spices. It can be sprinkled on yoghurt, or eaten by itself.

Price: PhP150 for 100 grams
Where to buy: Take Root website


9. Toasted coconut chips



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Triglycerides in coconut chips aid in weight loss. (Image: Radical Organics)


Radical Organics has come up with sweet and salty coconut chips to help you get through a snack attack. Made of organically grown coconuts and coconut sugar, these chips are free of preservatives, additives, and genetically modified organisms (GMO). You can choose from original, chili and lime, and simply salted variants in 20-, 40-, or 80-gram pouches.

Price: PhP80 for 40 grams, PhP150 for 80 grams
Where to buy: Shamel Bazaar


10. Crispy mushrooms



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Mushrooms are filled with nutrients like zinc and iron. (Image: Mush Better)


Another meat-free snack alternative in this list is Mush Better Krispy Mushroom. A tub of Krispy Mushroom contains hand-picked fresh oyster mushrooms which are cooked then packaged right after harvesting. Krispy Mushroom is sold in original, sour cream, and chili BBQ flavors.

Price: PhP220 (buy one take one)
Where to buy: Mush Better Facebook page


When buying snacks, choose ones that are high in fiber and protein and low in fat. Keep portions small to avoid overeating. Happy snacking!


Prices may change without prior notice.

Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon

Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon is the current content supervisor for the Visayas region of ShoppersGuide Marketing, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree from UP Cebu. She has previously worked for a business process outsourcing company, a community newspaper, and a global technology company. When not writing, she putters about in the kitchen, baking or testing new recipes.

Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon

Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon is the current content supervisor for the Visayas region of ShoppersGuide Marketing, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree from UP Cebu. She has previously worked for a business process outsourcing company, a community newspaper, and a global technology company. When not writing, she putters about in the kitchen, baking or testing new recipes.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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May 30, 2017

10 Healthy Snacks You Can Eat on the Go and Where to Buy Them

Fill your stash with these ready-to-eat healthy snack foods!

Snacks have earned a bad reputation since most of them are loaded with fat, sugar, salt, and calories. But when done right, snacking can give you health benefits like increased energy and nutrient intake, and better focus and performance. Below are ten wholesome snacks you can eat on the go while keeping the calories in check.


1. Rice bars


healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Fitbar has oats which are rich in anti-oxidants. (Image: Fitbar PH)


With only 110 calories and four grams of fat per serving, Fitbar is a guilt-free snack you can chew on. Fitbar has oats, wheat, nuts, and corn flakes, making it a fiber-rich snack. It does not have any cholesterol or trans fat and is loaded with calcium as well as vitamins A, B12, and C. Fitbar is sold in three variants: nuts, fruits, and chocolate.

Price: PhP22
Where to buy: Leading grocery stores nationwide


2. Sweet potato chips



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Sweet potatoes have 400% the daily vitamin A requirement. (Image: The Honest Crop)


The Honest Crop Real Vegetable Chips Sweet Potato has thinly sliced orange sweet potatoes oven-baked in coconut oil. It comes in five flavors: unsalted, sea salt, BBQ, cheese, and sour cream. These chips are a good source of fiber and vitamin A, and have no trans fat and cholesterol.

Price: PhP75
Where to buy: The Honest Crop website


3. Kale and moringa chips



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Vegan and gluten-free kale and moringa chips (Image: The Superfood Grocer)


You can get two superfoods in one with The Superfood Grocer Kale + Moringa Raw Super Chips. It has six flavors: pizza, sour cream and onion, tarragon mustard, Thai curry, teriyaki ginger, and tangy nacho. It has no MSG and is wholly plant-based, so it’s a less sinful way to satisfy savory cravings.

Price: PhP260 (tarragon mustard flavor)
Where to buy: The Superfood Grocer website




4. Tofu chips



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Tofu is not just for meals at Chimara. (Image: Chimara Kitchen)


Aside from healthy meals, Chimara Neo-Vegan Café also has wholesome munchies like tofu chips. These are made of soya, which lowers bad cholesterol and is packed with eight essential amino acids. Tofu chip variants include nude (plain), cheese ‘n herbs, white cheddar, sour cream ‘n chives, and wasabi.

Price: PhP110 (lean), PhP250 (large)
Where to buy: Chimara branches


5. Artisan piaya



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Artisan piaya has no artificial ingredients and preservatives. (Image: Fresh Start Organic)


Need a sugar fix? One can turn to artisan piaya (muscovado-filled unleavened flatbread) from Fresh Start Organic Foods. Compared to refined and brown sugar, muscovado sugar has less fats and carbohydrates and has traces of potassium, magnesium, and iron. This artisan piaya comes in regular and bite-size and in original, dark chocolate, and peanut butter flavors.

Price: PhP100 per pack
Where to buy: Fresh Start Organic branches


6. Nuts



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Almonds are packed with vitamins E and B. (Image: Kangaroo Nuts PH)


Research indicates that eating nuts are healthy for your heart. Singaporean brand Sun Lim Garden Foodstuffs (SLG) offers a variety of nuts such as almonds, pistachio, macadamia, and cashew. These nuts come in fun flavors like mocha almond and cheddar cheese.

Price: PhP749.55 for three 100-gram packs
Where to buy: Leading grocery stores and food stores


7. Mushroom chicharon



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Mushroom chicharon: guilt-free grub (Image: JA Lees Farms)


Meat lovers can now munch on something healthy, too. JA Lees Farms have turned chicharon from fatty snack to cholesterol-free fare. They come in original, peri peri, hickory BBQ, honey mustard, spicy, wasabi, beef tapa, and garlic flavors. The main ingredient is organic oyster mushrooms, which contain antioxidants and anti-bacterial chemicals.

Price: PhP160 for 100 grams
Where to buy: Gourmet in a Box


8. Banana bread granola



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Banana bread granola has whole grains to jump-start your day. (Image: Take Root PH)


Banana bread granola from Take Root is the crunchy version of a popular baked goodie. It is made of all-natural ingredients like rolled oats, walnuts, almonds, bananas, flaxseed, honey and spices. It can be sprinkled on yoghurt, or eaten by itself.

Price: PhP150 for 100 grams
Where to buy: Take Root website


9. Toasted coconut chips



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Triglycerides in coconut chips aid in weight loss. (Image: Radical Organics)


Radical Organics has come up with sweet and salty coconut chips to help you get through a snack attack. Made of organically grown coconuts and coconut sugar, these chips are free of preservatives, additives, and genetically modified organisms (GMO). You can choose from original, chili and lime, and simply salted variants in 20-, 40-, or 80-gram pouches.

Price: PhP80 for 40 grams, PhP150 for 80 grams
Where to buy: Shamel Bazaar


10. Crispy mushrooms



healthy ready made snacks Philippines

Mushrooms are filled with nutrients like zinc and iron. (Image: Mush Better)


Another meat-free snack alternative in this list is Mush Better Krispy Mushroom. A tub of Krispy Mushroom contains hand-picked fresh oyster mushrooms which are cooked then packaged right after harvesting. Krispy Mushroom is sold in original, sour cream, and chili BBQ flavors.

Price: PhP220 (buy one take one)
Where to buy: Mush Better Facebook page


When buying snacks, choose ones that are high in fiber and protein and low in fat. Keep portions small to avoid overeating. Happy snacking!


Prices may change without prior notice.

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Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon

Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon is the current content supervisor for the Visayas region of ShoppersGuide Marketing, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree from UP Cebu. She has previously worked for a business process outsourcing company, a community newspaper, and a global technology company. When not writing, she putters about in the kitchen, baking or testing new recipes.

Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon

Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon is the current content supervisor for the Visayas region of ShoppersGuide Marketing, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree from UP Cebu. She has previously worked for a business process outsourcing company, a community newspaper, and a global technology company. When not writing, she putters about in the kitchen, baking or testing new recipes.

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Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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