There is a lot of debate about whether we should eat several meals throughout the day or limit ourselves to just three meals.
I believe that no answer is correct, as long as you have a healthy lifestyle.
Listen to your body carefully. If it tells you that you need to snack during your day, especially post-workout, then have a bite of something nutritious!
Snacks are really simple foods and yet, certain rules have to be followed:
Here is a healthy snack list of 10 simple and highly nutritious vegan snacks ideas you should at least try! Have a bite of these at home or at work to recharge your batteries and feel powerful in the long run!
Smoothies are an easy, practical and delicious way to consume a whole lot of nutrients on-the-go. On any day, you can open your fridge, check which fruits and veggies you have in stock and create an exotic smoothie with them.
Check out our Tropical Paradise Smoothie recipe! Once you read the list of ingredients you'll get its name. High in protein, it's a super refreshing and light smoothie, ideal for a post-workout snack!
A very nutritious and satisfying snack! Peanut butter is a source of protein high in potassium, E vitamins, and fibers. Thanks to its healthy fats content, it is a great energy booster!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, we say? Then, don't hesitate to try this nutritious, healthy and extremely delicious combo!
Chia seeds are a great source of Omegas 3 and 6. If you want to know more about this super-seed and its nutrition facts, check our 6 Must-have Seeds list! The best way to consume them as a delicious snack is chia pudding.
Do you need to satisfy that sudden chocolate craving but you still want to stay healthy? Look no further! You need to try our high-in-protein chia seed chocolate pudding recipe.
You can get vegan coconut or soy yogurt with added probiotics, at your local organic store. It's also a healthy snack for kids!
Top with berries and your favorite granola! Don't forget to incorporate seeds like hemp or pumpkin seeds to have your daily intake of omega 3&6, as well as extra protein and vitamins!
Chickpea is a leguminous plant full of nutrients:
A great way to eat chickpea is to have it in its paste form: the hummus. Not only it is delicious but also nutritious. Use it as a dip for carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and enjoy the taste!
If I had to choose one healthy snack for work, I will always go for a vegan protein bar! Whether it's for a quick snack, pre or post-workout, they are such a great option for you to reach the daily protein amount you need. Also, it is so convenient, easy, and quick to have!
However, many of the products you can find on the market are not very tasty or contain ingredients that don't convince you. And if you are vegan, you might encounter difficulties to even find vegan protein bars options in stores at a decent price.
Whatever the situation you're in, here's the solution: prepare these delicious homemade almond & cherry jam vegan protein bar!
This is probably my favorite late-night snack of all!!
Kale is an antioxidant superfood which is an excellent source of C, B & K Vitamins, potassium. It also helps to fight against heart diseases.
Kale chips are a delicious and crunchy snack that is as good as it is easy to make. Cover the kale leaves with nutritional yeast or your favorite spices and bake them in the oven to dehydrate them!
You can also find them at your organic store, but isn't it more fun and cheaper to make your own? Get creative by mixing the spices and making your own special flavor!
I absolutely love chocolate, and I bet you do too (who doesn't?!).
Here is great news: dark and unsweetened chocolate is healthy!
Grab a bite of dark chocolate before an important exam, it's a great and healthy on-the-go snack.
Dark cocoa is full of antioxidants that help reducing heart issues and cholesterol, as well as stimulating the brain functions! It also contains a lot of minerals and substances that increase your mood and improve your health.
In general, the higher the cocoa content, the lower the sugar is. Remember that the taste can also be bitter!
Avocados are a great source of nutrients. For 100g of raw product, it contains:
Make a guacamole with the avocados for a delicious and healthy snack. It's completely suitable for kids too! You can use pita bread and raw vegetables like baby carrots or cucumber to dip them inside the mixture.
Top it with flaxseed or chia seeds to add an extra omega 3 intake and you are good to go!
This is really the best healthy snack for summer!
Do you wonder what it is? Nice cream is composed of mixed frozen bananas, which gives the preparation a texture of ice cream.
It is very easy to make. Cut 3 bananas into cubes and put them in the freezer. Once frozen, they go directly to your food processor with 10ml of water. Blend until the consistency is creamy.
There you go, your nice cream base is ready! You can add whatever other fruits or topping you want.
My favorite recipe is the chocolate one! Add a scoop of Falcon Chocolate Protein Powder to the bananas and blend until well combined. Not only this snack is healthy and refreshing, but it is also full of proteins!
You will never feel guilty after snacking one of the food above!
Don't forget to tell us in the comments below which snack is your favorite and why!
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Marine Le Sager