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Posts tagged ‘Vegan Snacks’

8
Jul

Oat Bars

One of the challenges of eating a plant-based diet is finding ways to make desserts with little or no oil and no refined sugar. But, the challenge is deeper than that because a truly nutritious treat is also about what is included. Ideally, ingredients that stand alone as nutritious and delicious.

I started with a recipe called Pumpkin Seed and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars by Dreena Burton and adapted the ingredients to come up with a recipe for Oat Bars that contain whole grain oats, whole grain oat flour, seeds, nuts, spices, date syrup, dark chocolate chips, and non-dairy milk.  Basically, these bars are whole-grain and plant-based with no dairy, no oil, no refined sugar, and no eggs.

Oat Bars have a base of rolled oats and oat flour whose flavor is enhanced with what I call “the big 3” – pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and dark chocolate chips.  The big 3 are simply three wholesome ingredients that are super tasty together. But, if you find raisins, walnuts, and sunflower seeds more to your liking, make a substitution. Read more »

6
Jul

Lupa’s Maple Bliss Sprouted Nut Clusters

Georgia is the largest supplier of pecans in the United States with about 100 million pounds produced annually (that’s a lot of pecans but only a third of what Americans consume annually).  Although pecans are often associated with pie, shortbread, and pralines, the rich buttery flavor of a pecan is also delicious toasted, blended with dark chocolate, added to a salad, or used to make clusters – a blend of ingredients that just taste awesome together. Read more »

20
Jun

BuckWhat Noshes

There are some foods you can nosh to your heart’s content……

Buckwheat is actually a gluten-free seed and not a wheat or grass as its name suggests.  Popular in Russia and China, buckwheat is starting to gain popularity among the health conscious in the United States due to its nutritional content. High in protein, buckwheat is rich in complex carbohydrates, iron, selenium, zinc, dietary fiber, and four B-vitamins. Read more »

7
Apr

Frontier Bites

Frontier Bites were created several years ago when two brothers (Nate and Matt) challenged each other to a baking competition to see who could come up with the best alternative to the overly processed energy bars that they regularly ate. The rules were simple:  no refined sugar, no dairy, no gluten, no soy and no more than 10 ingredients that could be found in the pantry. Read more »

10
Mar

Crunchy Rice Rolls

Jayone Foods, Inc. – a California-based company – has been supplying high quality Korean food products to the general public since 2000. Although the company offers more than 700 food products including tofu, noodles, grains, sauces, seasonings, kimchi, seaweed, dumplings, drinks, and snack foods, two of the most popular new products are the Crunchy Rice Rolls: crispy popped rice rolls lightly sweetened with natural cane juice, rice syrup, and agar. Read more »

15
Jun

Mom’s Organic Munchies

Mom’s Organic MunchiesKrunch Bars, Choco Fit Bars, On The Go Bars, and the Cookies – will make you stop in your tracks, pause, and grin with delight because Mom’s Organic Munchies are the best tasting new snack bars on the market – not an easy award to achieve in a society where everyone seems to be packing a bar. I don’t just like these bars; I love them. And, I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I hide them in the refrigerator so no one else finds them. Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free, Mom’s Organic Munchies are a healthy but decadent snack bar. Read more »