Editors' Picks: All Our Favorite Healthy Snacks from Real Food Grocer
For this month’s cover story, T&C shot the fabulous women behind Real Food grocer at the brand’s BGC store, and behind the scenes, the team couldn’t help but get distracted by all the cool food finds. While the photo shoot was ongoing, we chatted with the four ladies who mentioned that snacks are the easiest way to turn your lifestyle into a healthier one. Upon hearing that, we headed straight to the snack area to gather our top picks, and here they are. May your snacking be merry and light, especially this holiday season when one can’t help but eat.
Read the cover story here: The Women Behind Real Food Are Here to Influence the Way You Eat
Perfect for vegans who want a ‘milk’ drink, Mylk is dairy-free, gluten-free, and has no preservatives and additives. It’s the perfect cool-down drink after an intense workout! This also comes in iced coffee, chocolate, and chai latte variants.
SHOP NOW: Mylk Matcha (330 mL), P155
2. Mixed Roots Chips
One of Real Food’s bestsellers, this bag of ube, cassava, taro, and camote is addictively delicious. Be sure to be conscious of the amount you’re eating as you might just finish a whole bag in one sitting. But then again, it’s not junk food, so should you really feel guilty?
SHOP NOW: Mixed Root Chips, Real Food, P150 (125g), P395 (450g)
3. Just Fruit Mix
Want to snack on something sweet? Or just looking for a healthy dessert alternative? This pack of fruit chips should do the trick. It’s freeze-dried, so you get all the full flavors of fruit without the added sugar. Yum!
SHOP NOW: Just Fruit Mix, Dragon Fruit (P170), Coconut (P165), Pineapple (P160), Banana (P140), Mango (P170)
4. Moon Cheese
Imagine your favorite cheese in crunchy little bites—this is exactly what Moon Cheese is. The brand creates tasty cheese snacks that might make you want to pair with a glass of wine. Choose from gouda, pepper jack, or cheddar variants, or mix everything for a cheese party.
SHOP NOW: Moon Cheese, P320
5. Chocolate Granola Cookies
Hiding among the spread of products at the counter is this pack of chocolate granola cookies sweetened with coconut sugar. It's so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.
SHOP NOW: Chocolate Granola Cookies, Pili & Pino, P190
6. Chicken Skin Chicharon
We wouldn’t be surprised if this tempted even the staunchest of vegans. It’s just too delicious. What’s more is that it’s made with organic chicken, naturally. Just heat it up, dig in, and watch the chicharon disappear.
SHOP NOW: Chicken Skin Chicharon, Kitayama, P265
7. Kale Chips Rosemary Peppercorn
This is another bestseller. Replace your go-to potato chips (that have a ton of preservatives) with these all-natural kale chips that are dried, not fried. Have them on-the-go when you’re hungry, top them on your soup, or put some in your salad. They’re more than just an afternoon snack.
SHOP NOW: Kale Chips Rosemary Pepper, Take Root, P230
Another crispy snack option is Vegetari’s Seacharon—obviously a portmanteau of seaweed and chicharon. It’s crunchy, addictive, and full-on healthy. People will wonder how you keep your weight in check when you’re munching on snacks all the time.
SHOP NOW: Seacharon, Vegetari, P210