Healthy Chinese New Year Snacks Welcome your Chinese New Year guests with a healthier take on the traditional “chuen hup.” By Sarah Fung.

“Chuen hups,” or Chinese candy boxes, are everywhere at Chinese New Year. Filled with sweetmeats, chocolates and candy, these selection boxes are offered to house guests to symbolize a sweet and auspicious start to the new year. But all that sugar ain’t exactly the best for us, which is why we’ve come up with some healthier alternatives.

 

Instead of
Ferrero Rocher, try…

dark choc hazelnutsOrganic Traditions dark chocolate-covered hazelnuts 

Gluten- and dairy-free and with no added sugars or sweeteners, these dark chocolate-covered nuts are a healthy alternative to the ubiquitous gold foil-wrapped chocolates. Hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E and are also an excellent source of potassium, calcium and magnesium, and these ones are sourced from an organic family-run farm in Italy.

Gluten- and dairy-free and with no added sugars or sweeteners, these dark chocolate-covered nuts are a healthy alternative to the ubiquitous gold foil-wrapped chocolates. Hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E and are also an excellent source of potassium, calcium and magnesium, and these ones are sourced from an organic family-run farm in Italy. 

$82 per bag from Food For Life stores citywide, including 7B, Gee Chang Hong Centre, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Aberdeen, 2833-2932, www.foodforlifehk.com.

 

 Almond energy barsInstead of nougat, try…

GoodEarth Healthy Treats rose, fig and Almond energy bars

Your guests will thank you for offering them these tasty bars. Made with almonds,   dried fig, saffron, rose extract and topped with dried rose petals, they’re super pretty and really good for you, too. $160 for 20 pieces from www.goodearthhk.com.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

shares