If you are looking for healthy snacks for your family, vegan foods, which do not contain any animal products, can be a delicious alternative to the usual junk food found throughout the supermarket. Often, people opt for processed snacks which are loaded with unhealthy sugars and potentially harmful chemicals. However, with a little open-mindedness, you can purchase or even cook at home some healthy alternatives. Here are some vegan snacks that you should consider incorporating into your diet:
Fruit and Vegetables with A Healthy Dip
Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are healthy snacks. There’s a wide range of options to choose from and you can also add some delicious dips to them. Guacamole, hummus, or even a sprinkle of nutritional yeast can completely change the flavor of your snack. The key to consistent snacking is to not get bored and give yourself many different options for whatever craving you may have.
Rice cakes are ideal as a snack because their fat content is low. Also, they contain relatively high amounts of carbohydrates and dietary fiber as well as multiple vitamins and minerals. When shopping for rice cakes, you should check on the additives. Numerous chemicals can compromise the health value of the snack and certain ‘flavors’ may seem very tempting, but their additional ingredients can negate some of their health benefits.
Sweet Potato Fries
Baked sweet potatoes are the perfect substitute if you are craving something unhealthy like high-fat French fries. This snack can also be deep-fried akin to regular fries, but the fat content will obviously be higher than simply baking them. If you are interested in a gluten-free snack, you should avoid using seasoned salt on your sweet potatoes as some brands will use an anti-caking ingredient which may contain gluten.