Sometimes you don't just want a snack. You need one. Are you going to go for something salty, something sweet or something in between? Regardless of whether or not you are a vegan, there are tasty snacks you can make that do not include animal products. Here are some recipes from blogs and websites that can up your snack game and satisfy anyone's cravings.
5 Ingredient Homemade KIND Nut Bars: Energy bars are a classic grab-and-go snack. This bar recipe, from the blog Beaming Baker, is a good reminder that simple recipes can, in fact, taste good. It is easy to make and only includes a handful of ingredients: almonds, peanuts, vegan brown crisp rice cereal, maple syrup and salt. With equal amounts of both salty and sweet flavors, this is a snack you will be literally reaching for again and again.
Raw Garlic Kale Chips: Kale chips are a nutritious alternative to potato chips, and The Blender Girl shows you how to make them. A crunchy texture and garlicky flavor come through in every bite. These are the perfect snack to munch on with friends because everyone can take a handful.
Banana Cookie Dough Dip: Chocolate Covered Katie has revealed the ultimate party appetizer: a healthier dessert dip that tastes like cookie dough. Substitute regular chocolate chips for vegan ones when you make it, then you will be golden. Not a huge chocolate fan? Add in nuts or fruit. Serve with vegan cookies or fruit, and see how long a bowl of this dip lasts. It will probably be empty in no time, but making another batch takes no more than 10 minutes.
Fruity Smoothie: Thanks to Goop, you just found your new favorite smoothie for whenever you need a boost of energy. This mix of ginger, fruit, water and chlorella, a type of nutritious, single-celled algae, provides a burst of flavor. The drink's color is so pretty that you might be tempted to take a picture of your cup.
Spinach Dip Crescent Roll Ring: This recipe for a Spinach Dip Crescent Roll Ring from One Green Planet could be a hit at any social gathering or dinner. Since it combines two mouth-watering appetizers, it would be a challenge to find someone who does not enjoy this. Creamy spinach dips meets crispy crescent roll in a perfect harmony of flavor.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups: There is no combination quite like chocolate and peanut butter. Build Your Bite understands this. Make the candies in muffin cups by pouring the chocolate layer over the peanut butter one. Once each layer sets, you can devour these pieces of joy. Make sure to keep them chilled so they stay solid.
Vegan Big Mac Sliders: What would be a snack list without the inclusion of a burger recipe? Cadry's Kitchen knows how real the cravings for a burger can get. In slider form, these mini burgers make for a good appetizer. Loaded with vegan cheese, minced onion, lettuce, pickles and a special sauce, you will not even miss the meat when you chow down on these hearty bites.
Actually Crispy Baked Chickpeas: We've all heard the stories about baking chickpeas. Sometimes they end up burnt, gummy or hard as a rock. It is hard to nail the perfect texture of this snack, but Minimalist Baker comes to the rescue and shows you how. The trick is to thoroughly drain the liquid out of the chickpeas, dry them and then peel the skins off before applying salt and oil. Then, bake them and top with your favorite seasoning. This is the perfect snack to get you through a busy day.
Feeling hungry yet? Go try out these recipes. Whip them up whenever a snack craving hits. They are so good that you might find yourself eating multiple servings at a time. Best of all, vegans and non-vegans alike can enjoy them. Happy snacking!
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