I need my snacks! The one pitfall of a whole food plant-based diet is when or if you don’t eat ENOUGH. This is why I created this post and video on 5 plant-powered snacks to stave off hunger.
1.Matcha Power Balls – These are my all-time favorite snacks because they are so delicious, and easy to make!
4 pitted Medjool dates
2 tbsp almond meal
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp unrefined virgin coconut oil
1 – 2 tsp Matcha Powder ( like Pique Tea Matcha Tea best)
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until the texture is like wet sand.
Scoop out golf ball size balls with a spoon, and roll into perfect balls.
Place in a glass container in for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Tip: I recommend taking them out of the fridge a an hour or so prior to eating as they are tastier. You could also put them into a cooler bag to take to work.
2.Custom Trail Mix
Not everyone loves the same trail mix blend. My family and I disagree on which nuts, seeds, fruits etc belong in a trail mix! This is why I like to keep all the different ingredients in large Mason Jars. I then set them out on the counter with a spoon in each Jar. I leave a few reusable glass containers out, and everyone creates their own mix. Here are my favorites:
Dried unsweetened cherries
Dried unsulphured apricots
Raw Sprouted almonds
Raw sprouted pumpkin seeds
Vegan dark chocolate chips
3.Celery And Crunchy Almond/Peanut Butter
Yep – a good old stick of celery shouldn’t be relegated to a kid’s lunchbox. Celery if choc full of vitamins, minerals, and fibers. Adding a couple of tbsp of nut butter gives you a fresh, crunchy, protein-filled snack.
4.Coconut Yogurt and Blueberries
I love coconut yogurt, especially cultured coconut yogurt (very pricey!). I sometimes get the cultured coconut yogurt as a treat because it has extra probiotics in it. I literally grab a small yogurt and top with mounds of fresh organic blueberries, or frozen (if not in season).
And you can even have a go at making your own cultured coconut yogurt.
If you don’t like coconut, try another one of the delicious plant-based yogurts now available. Just make sure it doesn’t contain added sugar.
5.Gluten-free Crackers And Hummus
When I’m in the mood for something savory, I always reach for crunchy gluten-free crackers and some delicious homemade hummus.
My favorite hummus in the world is my homemade Pumpkin Hummus recipe. I make it year round.