Irrespective of how much you love food, when it comes to buying packaged food, there is always a checklist of doubts your mind needs to clear. Does this food item contain safe ingredients? Will it be tasty? Should I just stick to fresh food? While questions like these popping up in your head is absolutely normal, there are some packaged foods which are so yummy that your stomach takes over the authority of all thoughts and after that, all you can do is feed it! And, as a matter of fact, most packaged food items these days are super healthy and nutritious too! Here are some of the food items which you absolutely cannot stay away from and in fact, give strong competition to a lot of fresh food that may be available to you:
1) Wai Wai Noodles:
Whether you decide to have it raw or cooked, this pack of noodles is so yummy that you can hardly believe it’s real! What makes it tastier than other products in its category is that the noodles are pre-cooked, flavoured, fried and packed with three different kinds of seasonings, namely, Taste Enhancer, Onion Flavoured Oil and Chilli Powder. You can simply mix them all together and have the mixture as a dry bhel or cook using warm water. If you are fond of spicy food, try adding some chilli pickle to it once it is cooked, it tastes brilliant!
Why it is healthy: Made from wheat flour so it provides your body with essential carbohydrates and energy when consumed in the right amount.
2) Paper Boat Juices:
Pour one of these juices into a glass and conduct a blindfold test comparing it with a fresh juice of the same flavour. We bet it’ll be tough to differentiate! Changing the face of packaged drinks in the industry, Paper Boat has been a top favourite among foodies with it’s amazing and unusual flavours such as Chilli Guava, Anar, Jaljeera and Ginger Lemon Tea. Yes, they have tea too! Every sip is so flavourful and satisfying that it instantly puts you in a good mood.
Why it is healthy: Natural added flavours that have exact chemical composition as the fruit as opposed to artificial flavouring.
3) Mogu Mogu:
When you buy a bottled drink, your mind is channelized to not expect great flavours but one sip of the Mogu Mogu and your tongue does a swirl in the form of a happy dance! The best part about this drink is that it is filled with small pieces of the real fruit, which taste absolutely fresh and which you can chew on after every sip. Why wait for the right season to have your favourite fruit?
Why it is healthy: Made with real fruit juice and high-fibre nata de coco.
4) Hobnobs Oats Biscuits:
You know very well that oats are healthy for you but somewhere down the line you always try to avoid them because of their bland taste. But these oat biscuits taste nothing like what they’re made of! Their crunchy and dense flavours make them fun to eat and make them a great snack for any time of the day. Just the right amount of sweet with occasional flavours of natural fruits in your mouth, these biscuits can prove to be a great alternative for your breakfast!
Why it is healthy: High oat and wholewheat content gives you 10% of the fibre required by your body in just three biscuits.
5) Amul Chocolate Milk:
Milk is a high-protein food which provides essential nutrients to the body. A lot of people hate the taste of raw milk and hence avoid having it. But wouldn’t it be awesome if milk would taste exactly like chocolate and still retain its original nutrients? That’s exactly what Amul Chocolate Milk does for you! Rich, creamy and thick in texture, this drink is so good that it gives you an original flavour of chocolate in your mouth with every sip!
Why it is healthy: A low-calorie drink which contains 89% calcium.
Heading to the supermarket, are you? Don’t forget to pick up extra packets of each because you know that they’re all going to get over soon!
This article was first published here.