6 Perfect Plant-Based Treats For Quick And Easy Snacking
If you’ve recently become vegan, vegetarian, or started a new plant-based diet, you may have found that many plant-based foods require a lot of preparation and cooking time. If you work a full-time job, or struggle with time due to family commitments, you may be wondering if this lifestyle is sustainable for you.
Thankfully, there are many plant-based snacks now on the market, helping you to boost your energy levels while eliminating the need to spend excessive amounts of time preparing and cooking food.
Here are a few of our favourite plant-based snacks to give you that afternoon pickup.
The Energy Boost: Trek Protein Flapjacks
Trek protein flapjacks are available at most supermarkets in the UK, and are an excellent source of energy, with 9g of protein per bar and healthy carbohydrates from oats and soya. Trek bars are also gluten-free, making them a suitable choice for coeliacs and people with a wheat allergy.
Trek protein bars come in a wide range of flavours, including Cocoa, Cocoa And Coconut, Smooth Lemon, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate And Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Morning Berry, and Original Oat, so whatever your craving, there’s a flavour for you!
These bars are a great choice for keeping in your fridge at work for a quick and easy breakfast or a simple snack, and taste delicious with a morning coﬀee.
The Low-Calorie: Hartley’s Sugar-Free Jelly Pots
If you’re living on a plant-based diet and looking to lose weight, or need to limit your carbohydrate intake for health reasons, you may find that your options are quite restrictive. Many vegan options are high in carbohydrates and fats, including key protein sources such as nuts.
Hartley’s sugar-free jelly pots are a great sweet treat for anybody on a low-calorie diet, with just 4 calories per pot, no added sugar, and no fat. You can even use this jelly in other recipes – try adding it to trifles with a vegan sponge and Alpro custard or whipped coconut cream for an indulgent, low-calorie dessert.
The Crispy Treat: Eat Real Chips
This vegan crisp brand swaps out the carb-rich potato in favour of healthy vegan protein sources. Eat Real chips are made from a variety of pulses and beans, from lentils to chickpeas, and in a range of flavours, including chilli and lime, sour cream and chive, and paprika.
These crisps are much lower in calories than conventional crisps, at just 126 calories per serving, and are baked instead of fried, giving them a significantly lower fat content, with 30-40% less fat than traditional potato crisps.
In terms of environmental concerns, Eat Real is also a sustainable company, with a commitment to hit Net-Zero by 2030, and an emphasis on reducing waste and using recycled materials in packaging production. This makes them an excellent choice for people who have adopted a plant-based lifestyle for sustainability reasons.
The Clean One: Nakd Bars
If you follow a clean-eating lifestyle, and you’re searching for a healthy vegan snack with no added nonsense, Nakd Bars are the way to go. Made from 100% fruit and nuts, Nakd Bars are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and contain no added sugar.
Nakd uses a cold-pressing method that prevents nutrient loss during processing, keeping all those important vitamins and minerals in. Nakd bars are also wheat-free and gluten-free, making them a great choice for anybody who can’t consume wheat or its by-products.
The Sweet Treat: Booja Booja
Finding a sweet treat to eat can be tricky when you don’t eat dairy or eggs. But every now and then, we all deserve a little indulgence. The good news is that chocolate is not off the table if you are a vegan – in fact, there are many vegan chocolate companies that can satisfy your sweet tooth, including Vego, one of the most popular vegan chocolate bars on the market.
If you fancy something a little more high-end, Booja Booja makes artisan quality chocolate truﬄes and ice creams that are entirely vegan, organic, gluten-free, and soya-free. While a little expensive for an everyday snack, Booja Booja chocolates are an excellent choice for a special occasion or a gift for a loved one.
Booja Booja has partnered with artists in Kashmir to promote their artwork globally, helping to support working families and boost the local economy. Booja Booja’s terms also allow their employees to work from home, enabling them to work around curfews and support their families while working.
The Biscuit: Lotus Biscoﬀ
If you ever get a craving for a biscuit with your coﬀee, Lotus Biscoﬀ biscuits make a luxurious accompaniment, with hints of caramelised sugar and a satisfying snap. These indulgent biscuits are so buttery that nobody will know they’re secretly vegan!
If you’re ever tired of your visitors moaning about vegan food, put a plate of these on the table. We guarantee they will be polished oﬀ in no time at all – no grumbling included!