Sunday, March 15, 2015

FamilyMart Launches its Fresh n’ Lite Line

It has been our daily routine to visit the nearby FamilyMart at our condo for a dose of our favorite Twirl-All-You-Can self-serve soft ice cream and my all-time favorite Nescafe Shake. So I was really excited to attend the launch of their newest lineup of healthy selections..


I love how FamilyMart stirs Philippine retail store industry to where convenience and healthy food meet. With the Filipino urbanites’ fast-paced lifestyle, eating healthy meals has been the easy thing to sacrifice due to its inconvenience. Time-consuming, unappealing, and bland – this is the usual connotation behind hearty and nutritious meals. But what if healthy meals can now be accessible, scrumptious, and affordable?

This year, the spotlight gets brighter on health as Philippine FamilyMart CVS, Inc.launches its Health and Wellness line. Eating healthy has never been this convenient – no need to spare hours to prepare when it’s now just a few minutes away with exceptional ready-meals available straight from any Philippine Family Mart store nationwide.


“We, at Philippine FamilyMart, ultimately want to make healthy quality food accessible to every Filipino,” shares Ed Paredes, Jr., General Manager for FamilyMart. “We hear the cry of our busy and on-the-go consumersfor a one-stop place where they could get tasty and nourishing food that’s fresh, quick, and available.”

Beginning March 2015, FamilyMart beefs up its food selections with the introduction of its health and wellness line featuring ten dishes – ranging from rice meals, to pasta, and even classic snacks Filipinos will surely love.


I was able to sample all ten dishes including the yummy appetizers.
The new line boasts of the following healthy selections: Breakfast Chicken Rice, Breakfast Beef Rice, Smoked Fish Rice, Healthy Hainanese Chicken, Kimchi Beef Rice, Chicken Pomodoro, Spanish Sardine Arabiatta, Veggie Sticks with Hummus dip, classic taho, and mango taho – all packed with essential vitamins such as vitamins A, C, E, and other minerals.


Veggie Sticks with Hummus dip

Snack smart with no other than carrots, celery, radish, and broccoli sliced in strips for convenience made healthy with three times less calories than fries. Dip our assorted veggie sticks in hummus seasoned with chickpeas, sesame oil, peanut butter, garlic, paprika, lemon juice, and olive oil for that scrumptious taste that will make you reach for more.

SRP: Php75.00

Each serving contains:
154 calories
6% of RENI


Chicken Pomodoro

Healthy eating doesn’t mean letting go of all carbs such as pasta as our recipe doesn’t readily increase blood sugar. Pasta lovers will surely enjoy FamilyMart’s Fresh n’ Lite chicken pomodoro, topped with tomato sauce rich in flavor from the combination of aromatics and seasoning. Served with chicken breast fillet marinated and cooked to perfection, nothing comes close to this best source of healthy carbs and protein in one. Not just for regular people, this can also be enjoyed by those who are conscious about their sugar intake.

SRP: Php69.00

Each serving contains:
332 calories
13% of RENI


Spanish Sardine Arabiatta

Lightness and savor of fish on a loaded bed of pasta makes a perfect combo in FamilyMart’s Fresh n’ Lite Spanish Sardine Arabiatta. Topped with tomato sauce rich in flavor from the combination of aromatics and seasoning, the kick from Spanish sardines perfectly compliments the blend of spicy and tangy. Also rich in calcium and protein, this meal helps enhance the cells in our muscles and bones.

SRP: Php69.00

Each serving contains:
320 calories
13% of RENI


Breakfast Chicken Rice Meal

Start your day right with with FamilyMart’s Fresh n’ Lite Breakfast Chicken Rice Meal, packed with a healthy serving of lean chicken meat cooked to perfection, made sweeter with a pinch of brown sugar. With a generous serving of banana ketchup and high fiber brown rice rich which is also low in glycemic index, you’ll have everything you need to take on the day. Plus, you can get your daily intake of fiber by adding kangkong.

SRP: Php150.00

Each serving contains:
520 calories
21% of RENI


Breakfast Beef Rice Meal

High protein meets delicious cooking with FamilyMart’sFresh n’ Lite breakfast beef rice meal. Packed with protein to keep you full for longer, this lean beef meat is seasoned with crushed black pepper and fresh pineapple juice for that extra kick enough to jumpstart your day and glazed with savory sesame mayo dressing. High fiber brown rice completes the meal for energy, and kangkong leaves for added fiber.

SRP: Php150.00

Each serving contains:
472 calories
19% of RENI


Healthy Hainanese Chicken

For that fresh and light meal infused with rich Chinese flavor, FamilyMart’s Fresh n’ Lite hainanese chicken meal is the perfect healthy alternative to ordinary fried chicken. Top it with chili sauce made from our signature mix of spices or with ginger leek sauce for that spicy boost of flavor.

SRP: Php150.00

Each serving contains:
173 calories
7% of RENI


Smoked Fish Rice Meal

FamilyMart’s Fresh n’ Lite smoked fish rice meal is the ultimate dish light enough to get you through your jampacked day. With the smoked milkfish mixed with a healthy dose of greens, this meal is heavy on vitamins B, and K.Low-calorie brown rice completes the meal for energy, and kangkong leaves for your daily need of fiber.

A tasty way to include vegetables to your meal is by adding tomato salsa which is high in vitamin C which helps boost immunity, and lycopene as an anti-oxidant.

SRP: Php150.00

Each serving rice contains:
275 calories
11% of RENI



Kimchi Beef Rice

Craving Korean? Get your protein fix and dose of vitamins A and C with FamilyMart’s Fresh n’ Lite kimchi beef meal. Mixed with vegetables, this protein-packed lean beef meat is seasoned in savory sesame oil for that aunthentic Korean taste. Paired with low-calorie brown rice stirred with mayonnaise and fiber-rich kimchi, this meal is sure to delight any time of the day.

SRP: Php175.00

Each serving contains:
401 calories
16% of RENI



Classic Taho / Mango Taho

FamilyMart’s classic taho is the guilt-free dessert one can always indulge in. A sweet snack with soya protein to help boost daily vitality, this chilled silky soya pudding topped with a little syrup and sago pearls surely won’t disappoint. Classic taho gets a tropical twist with Family Mart’s mango taho. More than just savoring the sweetness of mango, one also gets a good amount of protein without the guilt.

SRP: Php55.00

Each serving of silky soya pudding contains:
180 calories
7% of RENI

What I love:  These ready-to-eat meals have single-serving calorie counts on its packaging! How cool is that?


“With our new Fresh n’ Lite product line, we hope to make it easier for Filipinos to create promising and feasible healthy lifestyles beginning with the food they eat without having to sacrifice great flavor,” adds Paredes. As FamilyMart offers fresh food choices to Filipinos, the opportunity to nourish oneself in a positive way has become more attainable.


 “Now, it’s just a matter of making a decision. With the growing demand for food options supporting heathy eating habits, that choice has become very simple,” concluded Paredes.

The FamilyMart Fresh n’ Lite line will be available starting March 25, 2015 at all Family Mart branches nationwide. For more information, please visit www.familymart.ph.

Have you been to the FamilyMart stores? Will you take advantage of the Fresh n’ Lite line like I will? Let me know in the comments!

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