I decided that since the 5 snacks on yesterday’s list were a bit on the unhealthy side, I would try to do better with these 5…
#6 Popcorn with nutritional yeast is awesome! Just make a batch of popcorn (instant or shake-the-pot-over-the-stove kind, whatever) and sprinkle it with salt and nutritional yeast while it’s still hot. The nutritional yeast will give it a slightly cheesy flavor and add TONS of vitamins.
#7 Mock Chicken Salad w/ Crackers or Fruit
To make the chicken salad, pulse a can of chickpeas in the food processor (after you’ve drained and rinsed them) until flaky. Mix with shredded carrot, finely diced celery, Vegenaise, chopped pecans, salt, and pepper (or whatever you like in chicken salad). Of course this is great on toasted bread for a sandwich, too!
#8 Homemade muffins
Make a batch of muffins over the weekend and you have breakfast and snacks for the work week! My favorites are lemon poppy seed and blueberry oatmeal. (PS add a cup of sugar to that lemon poppy seed recipe.)
#9 Stacy’s Pita Chips
These chips are so addictive and they come in several flavors. The Simply Naked ones are good for dipping, but since we’re not discussing hummus here, I have to mention the Cinnamon Sugar and Garden Veggie Medley flavors. SO GOOD!
#10 Fruit + fruit dip
This fruit dip is so awesome, you might just find yourself licking it straight from the bowl during a long bubble bath … no? Maybe that’s just me! Mix 8 oz vegan cream cheese and 8 oz or so of vegan marshmallows (Sweet and Sara or Dandies brands are both good) and whip the hell out of it with a food processor or electric mixer. Prepare to surrender your soul!
Ok so I know I was supposed to try to keep it healthy, but you’re dipping fruit into it! What more do you want from me! : )