Your Guide to Healthy Foods and Snacks

Haven’t we all been in situations where the stomach demands some intake but the next meal is a couple of hours away and we end up staying hungry or even worse, munching on unhealthy junk food that does more harm than good?

Fat and carb-loaded snacks are usually our go-to solutions when the tummy seeks some attention; however, these foods are anything but healthy. For people who suffer from conditions like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc., it is important to keep a tab on what they eat through the day. But even for those of us who are lucky enough to be fit and healthy at the moment, the consumption of unhealthy snacks can lead to potential long-term problems.

What do you do when you are traveling and do not have too many options to choose from? What do you eat when you are stuck at work for a long time and need something to satisfy your hunger quickly? What about all those times when you feel the need to munch on something delicious in the middle of the day?

Having some healthy snacks handy can well and truly make for great company when you feel those hunger pangs in the middle of the day (or at night). So, how do you ensure that you have access to something that is healthy and filling at the same time? You would ideally want a snack that not only fills up your stomach adequately until your next meal but also tastes great.

What are healthy food snacks?

Healthy snacks are those that deliver a good dose of nutrition. Sure, we are not expecting you to eat veggies all the time, but ‘healthy’ food isn’t limited to vitamin-rich vegetables. There are foods that serve multiple purposes and don’t have to necessarily belong to the purists’ definition of healthy eating.

Whether you are on the lookout for a couple of options that would serve well during long journeys or something that you can keep in your office desk drawer or even a snack that you should stock up at home, here is great healthy food and snack list to choose from.

Some amazing healthy food snacks to stock up

1. Chocolate Nut Box - Fabbox

Love sweets but looking for a healthier option? This assortment of almonds, raisins, and cashews coated with sinful chocolate is just what every chocolate lover needs right now! If you are into nutty chocolates, this box is made for you. With three unique gourmet varieties, the box is filled with healthy chocolate-dipped cashews, chocolate-covered raisins, and double-dipped almonds. Since most nuts are considered ‘superfoods’, this makes for a great snacking option. An almond-rich diet is known to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart diseases. This nutty chocolate box also makes for a fantastic gift – no matter what the age, you are bound to fall in love with these chocolate-covered nuts!

2. Fab Fruit Box – Fabbox

Love fruits but don’t want the hassle of buying fresh fruits every day? Fabbox’s Fab Fruit Box allows you to enjoy your favorite fruits all year long by packing a boxful of dried fruits. Keeping this box handy in the office or at home will ensure that you end up consuming healthy dried fruit rather than eating an unhealthy snack. Delivering antioxidants and essential vitamins, the box contains flavors like dried oranges, cranberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi, papaya and pomelo. Order this box and take it along for trips, treks, and journeys, and keep it accessible at your office desk or in the kitchen.

3. Nimbu Roasted Chana Jor – Fabbox (Pack of Two)

The ever-so-classic Chana Jor is back and how! Fabbox packs a tasty tingling punch with this pack of lemony roasted Chana Jor, bringing to you the best of Indian flavors. Dusted with delightful spices and packed with healthy goodness, this snack is loaded with plant-based protein, iron and dietary fiber (from chickpeas). With a crunchy texture and tangy taste, the Nimbu Chana Jor by Fabbox uses roasted Chana instead of fried ones, thus retaining all its essential nutrients. Best enjoyed as a solo snack, the pack is available in two sizes – 70 grams and 150 grams.

4. Seven Seeds Mix – Fabbox (Pack of Two)

Rich in proteins and low in sodium and cholesterol, the Seven Seeds Trail Mix pack works as an anytime snack that is as healthy as it gets. The pack has a delectable blend of roasted seeds that are high in fiber, iron, and vitamins, too. With sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, and other healthy seeds, this delicious snack option is made to gratify your evening cravings. The pack comes in two sizes that you can choose from – 70 grams and 140 grams.

5. Peri Peri Pumpkin Seeds – Fabbox (Pack of Two)

Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful source of fiber. But when it comes to healthy snacks, there is nothing quite as good as these Peri Peri Pumpkin Seeds. Another gem from Fabbox, these roasted and salted seeds make for crunchy bites that are hard to resist. Slightly spicy and with amazing flavors that will make you lick your fingers; these packs are great to have handy whether you are at work or traveling since they don’t require refrigeration. With a shelf life of four months, you would feel like they will last longer, but they won’t – you will finish the pack off long before the expiry!

Whether you are on the lookout for healthy food options that can serve as great evening snacks or something that can take care of those untimely hunger pangs, we hope the aforementioned list has spoiled you for choice! Happy munching!