Life is a constant battle between eating right and losing weight but let’s face it, eating wrong is simply more convenient—the vada pavs around the corner, sugary candies at every local store and cheese burst pizzas delivered to our doorsteps. Kale chips and granola bars don’t come cheap and easy.
“When I feel hungry at work, I just grab whatever’s available in the canteen,” Mumbai-based Poorvi Kelkar, 23, says, “things like cheese sandwich, Maggi noodles or sev puri. Sometimes I call for a burger from McDonald’s. Honestly, I get no time to pack healthy snacks before I rush to work.”
Eating right takes some effort and commitment from your end. But it can’t get easier than a box of healthy nibbles delivered straight to your office or home. We’ve got five such subscription services for you to choose from. Seriously, no excuses!
The Gourmet Box
Started by two college buddies, The Gourmet Box focuses on carefully curated food boxes that often include healthy products such as herbal tea, museli, granola bars, trail mix and organic jams. The team tells IndiBeat, “We love stumbling upon products that make the transition from junk to healthy easily on a daily basis. As and when we discover such healthy alternatives, we try and include them in our subscription boxes if they suit the theme for the month.” They also sell individual products such as unsweetened nut milks, vegan ice cream and organic quinoa on their website.
Price: Starts at Rs 700 per month (free shipping for orders above Rs 1,500; shipping fee of Rs 100 for orders below Rs 1,500).
This service also delivers healthy snacks through a weekly or monthly subscription. Their menu looks delicious—jaggery popcorn, oat and honey cookies, chia chocolate bites, baked pizza sticks, whole-wheat waffles, and our favourite, cream and onion whole-wheat thins. You could buy these individually on the site or sign up for the subscription box.
Price: Rs 299 for a trial box, Rs 1,140 for a one-month subscription (free shipping).
The Nibble Box
These guys deliver healthy snacks for your post-lunch, pre-dinner hunger pangs. Each box contains four snacks that are free of preservatives, artificial flavours and processed flour/sugar—this includes breakfast cookies, granola bars, spiced trail mix, and raw bars—checked and approved by nutritionist Luke Coutinho.
Price: Rs 350 per box for a two-week subscription (free shipping).
Each box contains a fixed number of nutritious treats. The Taste Box, for instance, gives you a sampling of their top selling snacks with seven 50-gram pouches including chocolate almonds, mix nut chaat, two full-sized fruit bars, dried cranberries, flax seeds and puff mix, dried mango and pistachio-almond cookies. These can be purchased individually as well.
Price: Rs 699 for the Taste Box (free shipping).
Yet another option for healthy snacking; Chomp uses natural and wholesome ingredients and promises a good mix in each box. You could expect products like apple chips, kale chips, flax seed cakes, grain-free brownies and trail mixes.
Price: Rs 450 for two boxes over two weeks.