Healthy Vegan Snack Inspiration
Snacks can be an important part of the day, plus a huge part of your diet. Even though snacking has developed somewhat of a "bad image," they can provide energy in the middle of the day, or when you exercise. A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at meal time.
Many people are not 100% sure what healthy snacks are on offer following a vegan diet, but there is so much choice it's unreal! You can eat foods like...
Fruits and vegetables
Legumes such as peas, beans and lentils
Nuts and seeds
Breads, rice and pasta
Dairy alternatives such as soy, coconut and almond milk
Nut butter and vegan cheese
Tofu and other minimally processed meat substitutes
Whole grains and cereals
Here's a link to build an easy healthy vegan shopping list
A vegan lifestyle prevents a tremendous amount of animal slaughter and suffering. It offers a potent way to shrink our environmental footprint, especially in regard to climate change. And a well-planned vegan diet can fuel the highest levels of fitness, while reducing risk of various chronic diseases. Plus, the food can be insanely delicious.
Luckily vegan choices are becoming more widely available every year, but if you fancy getting in the kitchen yourself, we have listed our vegan snack inspiration below, hope you are hungry!
Fun Fact: Did you know that going vegan for a month, you would save 30 animal lives, but also 620 pounds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions, 913 square feet of forest, and 33,481 gallons of water. According to Oxford University, going vegan is the single biggest way you can reduce your environmental impact on the planet! Calculate how much you have saved here.
Healthy Trail Mix
Pick a movie and snack on this bowl of healthiness
Crispy Baked Polenta Fries
Crispy and crunchy on the outside, with a soft and creamy centre, a perfect healthy snack alternative.
Hot & Cheesy Cashew Cream Sauce
Elevate your crisp and crudités dip with this incredible creamy vegan dip. You can even use the left overs for a pasta sauce.
Baked Kale Crisps
Kale crisps are one of the healthiest snacks you’ll ever have, especially if you make them yourself. Kale is a superfood, so it’s high in nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants.