Sometimes it can be hard to get your quick fix bite when you’re a vegan out and about conquering the day. Most snacks at gas stations or convenience stores have dairy or egg in them or just simply aren’t healthy. Well we wanted to help you guys out and let you in on our favorite snacks…or obsessions. Perceive it how you may.
Let’s go ahead and start with the star of the show…HARVEST SNAPS!
Harvest Snaps can be found in the produce department of most grocery stores. With 12-15 grams of protein per bag, these crisps are a perfect on-the-go snack. They come in a variety of flavors and type of crisps (snap peas, lentils, & black beans), but be careful, not every flavor is dairy free. Our favorites are lightly salted snapeas, black pepper snapeas, and habanero black bean (L thinks the habanero tastes like spicy cheese puffs. NOMZ…J disagrees doe). We seriously are addicted to these. We have a bad habit of eating an entire bag at a time…but hey, at least we’re getting our protein ;) .
Also a top contender– Hummus!
Hummus originated as a Middle Eastern dip typically made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. However, it’s become quite common to create with a variety of beans and added flavors, such as edamame and lentil. Traditional hummus is high in protein, antioxidants, & fiber; while it helps to lower cholesterol and promote weight loss. Last but not least, have we mentioned how DELICIOUS hummus is?! Straight up, this is L’s favorite snack. Dip veggies, chips, or pita bread in it or throw it in a veggie wrap. You won’t be disappointed. Check out our Mandarin White Bean Hummus—combining flavors one wouldn’t expect to pair well to create a unique, Nomz dip.
The good ole Fruits & Veggies are tried and true.
A standard balanced diet should contain around 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of veggies per day (1 serving= 1 cup). Why not include these in your midday snacking to get those helpings in? We both love our fruit bowls displayed on the counter bountiful with colorful produce. Bananas, apples, peaches, and other fruits of-the-like are perfect snacks to grab as you run out the door. If you have a little extra time, throw some berries in a container to take with you. Carrots and celery are great ways to incorporate quick, easy veggies into your diet during the day as well. If any of these don’t sound appetizing alone to you, dip them in a little peanut butter (most of them).
Nuts nuts nuts. Nuts about nuts.
Nuts are just as yummy and filling. Snack on almonds, cashews, peanuts…whichever you like! These three are high in protein, packed with vitamins, and low in cholesterol. Munch away.
Omnomnomz Avocado Toast…
Avocados are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, and 20 different vitamins & minerals. Honestly, ‘cados are awesome to eat plain straight from the boat with a spoon. We love our toast to make it a bit more filling, though. Spread it atop multigrain & seed toasted bread and you’ve got yourself one hell of a wholesome snack. We like ours with tomato, onion, hot sauce, black pepper, and garlic powder.
Finally, we have one for our potato chip addicts: Kale Chips.
Never buy the prepackaged kale chips in stores. We repeat. Never. They’re always soggy and funky. Only make your own crispy, flavorful kale chips. These are super easy to make and there’s no need to feel guilty about eating as many as you’d like. Kale is low in calories while high in fiber, iron, calcium, and a multitude of vitamins. I know what you’re thinking…how do I make these!?!? We gotchu, homies. We got you riiight here.
Which brings us to…TRIPPY MIX!
This goodness is sweet, salty, and all the Nomz. This creation came about when we were looking for substantial food to bring to a camping music festival. It’s our version of a trail mix consisting of nuts, dried berries, and chocolate chips, of course. Check it out here.
All in all, it’s very easy to snack healthily and vegan throughout the day, with just a tad of planning.
Much Love & Many Nomz,
-L & J