Whether you are currently on a diet or you simply just want to eat healthy, here are 3 K-snacks that won’t sabotage your “health-goals” and still satisfy your K-craving!
- Tom’s Farm Almond Nuts.
Almonds are a great source of fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats that can help you feel fuller and prevent various heart diseases. This recently made known almond nuts from Korea, that comes in Wasabi and Honey Butter flavor, goes at around 175-180 kcal per 30g serving. There’s no nutritional information at the back of the package, so I got this measurement from a Korean blog and through FitnessPal. The picture shows the 35g serving, which is what you’ll often see in Korean local markets in Manila, which I’m assuming is around 210-220 kcal. So, if you are conscious with calories- better share it with a friend!
- Yang Ban Kim / Dried Seaweeds.
Dried seaweeds are a great source of vitamin B-6, which is essential to brain health and function. It also contains antioxidants that protect every cell in your body from damage caused by free radicals and other environmental stress (LiveStrong, 2017). This fun snack, I often eat as a kid, goes at around 30 kcal for 5g, that means the whole pack!
Of course, you do have to limit yourself with dried seaweeds because they’re a little high on the sodium! Still, this is a healthier option than junk food.
- Binggrae Banana Flavored Milk.
Lastly, Korea’s most famous Binggrae Banana Flavored Milk, with one tetra pack, or 200 ml, going around 160 kcal and is a good source of calcium.
At first, I would admit that I didn’t understand why Korea had this “banana-milk-craze”. Even now in the Philippines! For me, it tastes like “banana syrup” (fake) and I always thought it was “so-not-a-banana”. Then I got a chance to visit other asian countries, like Taiwan, and surprisingly, their banana smells exactly the same as this milk! I didn’t get to try the banana of Korea but, I’m assuming it probably is also like that. Anyway, just a fun fact!
I hope you now understand that being on a “diet” or simply staying healthy doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself with “boring” or “bland” food. It just means you have to check your portion sizes and eat your favorite snacks in moderation.
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Editor: Max Chua