Meatless Monday – Snacks to go

This week: purposeful snack ideas for vegans on the go

When out and about and on the go, it’s challenging to always have access to healthy treats to stave off hunger. Here are just a few reasons you want to and some snack suggestions.

Post-workout: After working out, one needs to rehydrate and consume some carbs and protein to restore energy reserves and help repair and rebuild tissue. A drink of organic soy milk enriched with vitamins is ideal. 200mL (just under 1 cup) is a good size and a slightly sweetened one helps make it more palatable.

Daytime snack: Often by mid-afternoon our blood sugar dips which can cause us to become hungry and tired. Ensuring you drink water at regular intervals throughout the day helps with fatigue. A balanced snack helps normalize blood sugar levels. Include carbs for quick energy, protein for sustained energy and fibre for satiation. Trail mix is easy-to-make, portable and customizable to personal tastes. Nuts, baked chickpea or soybeans, whole grain crackers, unsweetened dried fruit and dark chocolate chips are great items to include.

Low sugar granola bars that contain nuts and seeds are also great to pack with you wherever you go. Happy and healthy vegan snacking!

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