To most Filipinos, the past eight months have been full of Zoom meetings, online classes, and virtual celebrations and hangouts because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have all been continuously staying at home, avoiding public places, and only going out for important stuff.
As we spend most of our days at home, we have also been cooking and eating to our hearts’ content to ease some stress. This also helps as we try to make up for the fact that we can’t dine out right now. (Read: How do you eat healthy while in quarantine? We asked a nutritionist-dietician!)
But when working or listening to online classes, it can be difficult to eat and snack at the same time, especially if it’s messy, crumby food that we’re munching on. Good thing, there are actually bite-sized and less messy snacks out there that you can eat—plus they’re healthy and packed with energy, too!
Bite-Size Snacks: Dried Fruits
Of course, we all love a pack of good old-fashioned dried mangoes—it’s sweet, sometimes a bit sour, but always on the healthy side. But now, there are other dried fruits you can buy and snack on during your afternoon Zoom meeting with your officemates! There’s dragonfruit, pineapple, banana, and other fruits and fruit mixes that you will certainly enjoy.
Bite-Size Snacks: Kale Chips
Admittedly, not everyone loves eating vegetables as a snack. But these kale chips from Take Root might just change your mind! It’s so good and tasty that you’ll forget that what you’re eating is kale—a vegetable that only some favor. The Take Root kale chips not only fills you while you listen to online discussions, but also provides you with health benefits. (LIST: The Best Food Items to Donate for Disaster Victims)
Get your own pack of kale chips from Take Root’s Instagram.
Bite-Size Snacks: Snack Bars
Snack bars aren’t just for athletes going to a competition or a hiker climbing up the mountains—it’s also for people who are at home feeling drained because of the piles of work they have to finish. And these snack bars from Raw Bites PH are the way to go. Their snack bars are healthy, made with natural ingredients, and kid-friendly, too! The brand also has cereals, nuts, and even drinks that are also naturally-made just for you.