Healthy Vegan Snacks for Your Family

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

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.

Spring Workout Ideas

Spring is that time of the year when the weather gets warmer, and sunlight lasts longer. At such a time, the gym gets stuffier and less appealing for your daily exercises. Such weather conditions also indicate a season of lounging and sipping cocktails under the afternoon sun. However, this won’t bring you closer to your fitness goals or give you any health benefits.

Luckily, you can still avoid the gym and maintain an active work-out routine. Check out several fantastic ideas for your spring workoutss:

Hit the Court

If you have a tennis, volleyball or basketball court around your area, then spring is the right time for you to use it. Engaging in these sporting activities is not only fun, but it also increases your aerobic capacity. You can also use that space to do sprints, side shuffles, and lateral hops.

Trail Running

Trail running is great for burning calories without having to run for long distances. The uneven terrain requires your body to work harder to achieve balance and incline to the changes of the surface as you run. It’s an excellent way of utilizing your anaerobic and aerobic energy systems.

Outdoor Yoga

During the Spring, you will start to see a lot of outdoor yoga classes available. Yoga is not only a great exercise for the body, but it’s also a great way to relax your mind and enjoy the outdoors!

 Rowing and Sailing

This form of cardio works great for your legs, and it can help you burn up to 800 calories per hour. It’s also affordable and helps you build muscular agility.

If you are ready to kick-off spring in a healthy way, try out these excellent ideas to revamp your workout routine completely. You can also find several other activities that allow you to enjoy yourself and still get the health benefits of a proper exercise.