Roundup: Guilt-free delights

EATING healthy can be a struggle. Options may be limited. Meal preparations can be time-consuming. But as more and more people are shifting to a healthier diet, more products have also become easily accessible and available in the market.

Ahead are the list of local shops that deliciously prepare healthy and colorful meals that can also be delivered straight to your door:

Healthy Breads | Instagram: @heal_thybreads | Facebook: Lapu-Lapu Healthy Breads

Healthy Breads highlights the word “heal” in its brand name which means eating healthy is one of the ways of being healed. It started out as a small bakery with no additives, no artificial colors and flavors, no hydrogenated oils and animal fats and no preservatives in its products. Now, Healthy Breads offers organic artisan pastries such as its cinnamon loaf, malunggay garlic loaf and banana loaf, to name a few. It also now offers meat-free versions of pizza, humba, meatballs and caldereta—all homecooked by the hands-on owners, made from a vegan meat called Seitan-gluten.

As they say, there’s always room for desserts. That is why, a healthy taho using organic soy beans, and vegan ice cream in dark chocolate and charcoal are available topped with nuts and chia seeds.

HealthyHolics | Instagram: @healthyholics.cebu | Facebook: Healthy Holics Cebu

No plans in giving up meat? No worries because HealthyHolics has got you covered with its “meaty without meat,” vegetarian, ready-to-eat food products: nuggets, burger patties, sausage, ground meat, and meatballs from San Miguel’s first ever meat-free line called Veega.

Veega uses plant-based substitutes for the meat usually intended for the meals the company sells such as soy, wheat, spices, mushrooms and egg whites, and has no preservatives added, perfect for vegetarians out there.

Hella Good Booch | @hellagoodbooch

Again, shifting to veganism and vegetarianism is not boring at all as you can still indulge yourself with your favorite meals and drinks—including mocktails. Enjoy Hella Good Booch’s carefully crafted, small batch brews of flavorful frizzy booch (kombucha), a probiotic rich drink made from a fermenting sweet tea, and its special edition kombucha mocktails, a healthy alternative to your favorite cocktails.

Delight with its guava margarita and red sangria. Both come with garnish kits (rim and fruit garnish) with every order, just like your usual order at your favorite bar.

Only Vegan Food Cebu | Instagram: @onlyveganfoodcebu

If you’re addicted to chicharon like most Cebuanos but you’re trying to commit to the meatless lifestyle, then here’s a treat for you: a Vegan chicharon from Only Vegan Food Cebu made with green peas, soya beans, brown rice and cassava. You can even choose flavors: original, mild spicy or original with less vinegar. Now you won’t feel guilty munching your favorite snack.


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