Why are Snacks Important?
Do you love eating snacks between breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Just continue eating doing so, because you are doing your body good (so long as you’re eating healthy snacks).
Eating healthy snacks provides your body the nutrients it needs to function throughout the day.
As a result, your brain and body maintain optimal functions throughout the day.
It is true that you consume a few extra calories through snacking alone, but doing so will prevent you from eating large servings for lunch and dinner.
By eating snacks, you resist the temptation of overeating.
It also keeps your blood sugar level steady and balanced.
Vegan Snacks vs. Animal Products Snacks
Being a vegan, it can sometimes be challenging to improve your snack palette.
If you’re tired of munching on granola bars and fruit slices, it can be tempting to regress back to animal product snacks.
Perhaps one of the reasons why you became vegan is the desire to consume only nutritious foods.
Most animal snack products are highly processed, making them full of refined sugars, trans fat and preservatives.
Animal snack products can also have traces of artificial sex hormones, such as snacks with milk. If you have hormonal imbalances, pumping extra animal hormones into your system can throw your hormonal levels further off balance.
Eating vegan snacks spares you from various chemical cocktails that burden your liver and kidneys.
Even if you’re not vegan, you can freely consume vegan snacks to lessen the health impact of animal food products.
Vegan snacks you can enjoy today
There are literally hundreds of easy-to-prepare vegan snack recipes.
You can combine fruits with vegan dips such as apple with almond butter or apple and cinnamon.
You can also mix veggies with hummus.
You can make vegan chocolate chia bars, protein bars, carrot muffins, and rice crisp treats.
You can freeze grapes and enjoy them as mini popsicles.
If you want snacks that you can carry with you easily, there’s the vegan trail mix which comprises nuts and dried fruits mostly, or just bring dried fruits and kale chips.
If you don’t have time to prepare snacks at home, there are commercially available snacks that suit vegans.
These include salted popcorn, dried fruit snacks (raisins, prunes, apricots, dates, etc), Chex Mix, Cliff Builder’s Protein Bars, Kettle Potato Chips, Ruffles Potato Chips, Fritos, Doritos, Ritz Crackers, Lay’s Potato Chips in Classic, soy yogurt, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Quaker Life Cinnamon, Wheat Thins, Dole Mandarins and Jell-O Vanilla Pudding Pie Filling.
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t eat commercial snacks.
With a little research, you’ll know more vegan-friendly snacks.