Snacking at the best of time is a challenge! Even more so when you have decided to become vegan or might be watching your weight. It’s all too easy to grab a bag of crisps or chocolate to keep you going until lunch or supper time.
I’ve put together a go-to list of healthy snacks ideal for vegans but anyone can enjoy and benefit from this list. According to experts, we should be having seven meals a day and from that seven, four of those are of the snack variety.
I can plan ahead when I know we will be out and about quite easily by prepping and having decent food storage to use. This way, it helps avoid grabbing crisps or not eating at all.
Here are some healthy snack ideas ideal for vegans
Vegan protein shake
A handful of unsalted mixed nuts
2 x tablespoon of pumpkin or sunflower seeds
2 x Medule dates
A serving of hummus and mini wholemeal pitta
1 x cup of sprouts – chop them in half, chuck them in a pan with some garlic and chilli flakes
Raw chopped up veg – cucumber, carrots, peppers, sugar snap peas and mange tout are ideal
1 x can of mixed salad beans with avocado drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper
1 x cup of broccoli add chopped garlic and chilli flakes chuck in the pan to brown off
Chopped up fruit with a tablespoon of flax seeds or chia seeds sprinkled on top
Protein balls – I will be sharing my recipe soon
Snacking should be an hour or so after breakfast, an hour or so after lunch, two snacks before dinner – so spread over the time frame, ideally leaving an hour between; and one snack an hour after dinner.
Light and Love