You might be staying up late at night looking for something quick, but healthy to eat, you might be looking for an easy-to-make vegan snack to enjoy right when you get home from school or work, or you might be on a diet feeling hungry and craving for a satisfying low-calorie vegan snack that does not ruin your diet. Here are some quick, healthy vegan snack ideas that will help you out on different occasions. These snacks are aimed to be easy, quick, does not take too long, and can hold you over until the next main meal.
Never skip this very important for your health meal! Being busy to go out is not an excuse to skip breakfast or to choose quick unhealthy snacks. Quick does not necessarily mean unhealthy. If you need a quick-to-prepare healthy snack for your breakfast, here's a great vegan recipe for you that shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes to be ready.
1. Crispy Veggie Wraps
* Warm up the tortilla of your choice for about 30 second in order to render it easy to fold.
* Spread vegan cream cheese on it.
* Add some baby spinach on top, some thinly sliced tomato, some chickpeas, some marinara sauce, and some fresh parsley on top.
* Fold up your wrap like a little pocket, and then let it crisp up on medium-high for 3 minutes on each side. That's it!
This quick snack contains enough calories to support your body's metabolic activities, and enough proteins to make you feel full until lunch. It is also a good source of essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins, which proves my point "Quick does not necessarily mean unhealthy".
You have just came back from work/school feeling tired and hungry, but lunch isn't ready yet? Here is a recipe for you that you already have all its ingredients and doesn't take longer than 5 minutes.
2. Chocolate Mug Cake:
* In a microwave-safe mug, you are going to add:
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree or applesauce
- 1 teaspoon of oil
- 4 tablespoons of non-dairy milk
* Stir well, bake in a microwave for just 1-2 minutes, and enjoy your delicious vegan snack!
If you have just started going on a weight loss diet, which makes you feel hungry all the day, and you can’t help put some quick snacks in your mouth from time to time, then this very quick one is for you.
In a little mason jar, put some hummus and poke some veggies sticks (carrots, cucumber, etc.) down into it to eat whenever hungry. When you pull a veggie stick out, it will have the perfect amount of hummus on it.
With less than 7 calories per dip, this one is the best for you.
3. Cherry Bakewell Protein Smoothie:
In a blender, you are going to put:
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 banana, fresh or frozen
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup of milk of choice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp milled/ground flaxseed
This very delicious smoothie will not just make you feel full and ready to go to bed, but it also will boost your body level for melatonin – the sleep enhancing hormone.
Study/Work Tea Time:
You are tired working or studying, and you need some tea to enjoy. There are a wide variety of herbal teas that can satisfy a flavor craving and add some fun to your work time. A critical thing to mention here is that it is highly recommended for your health avoid consuming artificial sweeteners in your drinks. Not only do they increase your risks to develop type-2 diabetes on the long-term, but they also increase your craving for real sugar on the short-term through false stimulation of the satiety center in your brain, which means you will end up gaining instead of losing weight.