What we eat is more relevant than ever, as the last few months have witnessed. As experts and nutritionists extol the virtues of including wholesome fare in our diets (to help keep sickness at bay), brands too have taken note, by revamping or adding immunity-boosting, healthy snacks to their portfolio.
From new-age superfoods to dipping into their knowledge of Ayurveda, these artisanal brands are churning out a slew of products, featuring ingredients that help boost your immunity. Look out for healing teas, immunity balls, protein bites, munchy bars, and much more. We spotlight several such Indian brands that help pack in a punch with their foods.
Mumbai-based brand, The Green Snack Co, wants you to bid adieu to an unhealthy lifestyle that is harmful not only for your body but also for your skin. Now indulge in healthy snacking with their gluten-free, roasted, all-natural snacks made with superfoods. Choose from kale chips, quinoa puffs, roasted numkeen, makhana, and more. They also make packages ranging from Rs 399 to Rs 1,300.
Walking the path of green goodness is not an easy feat, especially when you’ve been careless about your health for years. But Yogabars will help you ace your walk with their nutritious and delicious breakfast protein bars, whey protein bars, and multigrain energy bars. And you can also choose from their variety of flavours such as Almond Coconut, Almond Cinnamon, Blueberry Pie, Apricot Fig, and more.
Adding healthier snacking options to your pantry has never been this easy. With Yammiano, you can get hooked to binge-eating while binge-watching without any guilt trips. These Munchies are made from nutritive ingredients, cereals and pulses, including Ramza, Moongdal, Ragi, and more. Yummiano chips also contain many cereals that have antioxidants, which act as immunity boosters and will prove to be your culmination of search if finding for a safer snack option.
Apart from functioning as a healthy café chain, Flax also offers a packaged foods menu that includes a range of cold-pressed juices. They’ve recently added immunity-boosting variants to their portfolio, with ingredients like amla, orange, black salt, and beetroot that ensures you get your daily fix of Vitamin C. These are available in 7, 14 and 21-day packs.
This farm-to-fork delivery kitchen, known for its plant-based treats (paleo, vegan and gluten-free), offers handcrafted bliss balls using ingredients like organic raw cacao, organic nuts, dates, coconut oil, and other wholesome ingredients, paired with flavours like walnut, orange, acai, and matcha. We think it’s perfect for a mid-day pick-me-up.
Using old food wisdom as its inspiration, Beunosh, which takes a traditional approach to food, has a range of immunity-boosting products. There are smoothie mixes in flavours like Moringa Greens and even a Makhana Oats-spiced smoothie. Also, healing teas using natural Indian herbs and spices, and immunity pops and vitality balls in flavours like Moringa, Dates and Turmeric, Honey Candied Amla, and Peanut Butter and Flaxmeal.
You can’t miss this brand’s colourful packaging. Choose from products like the happy ladoos in flavours of cinnamon or orange, energy bars such as the Dates and Chia, or Palm Jaggery and Honey, an assortment of mini bites using oats, almonds, and millets, and also a hearty Haldi and Almond cereal mix to kick-start your mornings.
Known for its organic eats, the brand is now also offering immunity-focused bites like the Chia Turmeric cookies, Ginger Oat cookies and Amla bars, apart from their regular selection of health bars.
As the name suggests, And Nothing Else is all about clean, wholesome products with no additives. Apart from protein bars in several flavours, they’ve also introduced what they call immunity balls, with ingredients like matcha, cranberry, black pepper, turmeric, star anise, ginger, and more. These are vegan and gluten-free.
Artfully packaged, their cereal mixes are a popular pick, but they also offer an array of mueslis, crunchy millet, and granola bars, etc. Use these in smoothies and your morning breakfast bowls, or throw in a handful for flavour and crunch in your bakes.
Eat-a-Whey will help you with your protein fix, thanks to its lineup of eats like the protein chocolate granola, several types of protein bars, and wholesome cookies that they’ve playfully dubbed as ‘prookies’.
Known for its natural, slow-roasted snacks, this brand offers nutrient-rich pea pops in flavours like Tamarind and Jaggery, as well as jowar puffs, and roasted makhanas in variants like the Himalayan Pink Salt, Basil and Oregano, and others.
Snackible has an array of healthy snacks in its portfolio, along with energy bites eats like the moringa energy bars, spirulina cereal bars, etc.
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