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3 Savory Vegan Snacks

By Edited Jul 2, 2016 0 0

Nutritional Vegan Popped Corn

When ya wanna be bad….but not sacrifice being good.

Corn has a bad reputation for being too starchy… poor little guys just wanna give you some good energy! This is a snack that should be enjoyed in moderation, just like everything in life. With this recipe you get good fats out of using olive oil, nutritional yeast for a variety of nutrients, and all those seasonings are great for all over health!

What ya need:

¾ cup dried corn kernels.

8 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra for the pan coating.

6 tablespoons nutritional yeast.

2 teaspoons smoked paprika.

1 tablespoons garlic powder.

2 teaspoons onion powder.

Salt & pepper to taste.

Directions:

In a stock pan (or any pan with tall sides, anything around 8 inches or more) over medium heat, drizzle just enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Pour the corn kernels in over the oil and cover with a lid. The kernels will start popping around the 3 minute mark. Continue to shake the pan until the sound of kernels along the bottom reduces to almost none. 

Drizzle 4 tablespoons of oil over the popped corn, then sprinkle half of all the other spices and stir. Repeat seasoning once more, then DIVE IN!

Savory Nut Mix

This is my favorite go-to snack. Simple and easy, yet so delicious! I love the variety of this nut mix because of the different nutritional benefits that each one offers. Another reason I prefer these nuts together is due to the variety of texture. 

What ya need:

The following should be unsalted and preferably raw;

1 cup of almonds.

½ cup of  sunflower seeds.

½ cup of  pumpkin seeds.

1 cup of cashews.

1/4 cup of nutritional yeast.

2 teaspoons of onion powder.

Salt & pepper to taste.

 

Directions:

Mix and devour! 

 

Vegan Almond Butter Cups

We all have a sweet tooth. Why not satisfy it and get in some good fats and protein to boost that metabolism and keep your brain pumped along the way! Coconut oil is really high in saturated fats which the best kind of fat to eat. Saturated fats help with brain function, lowering cholesterol, boosting metabolism, and getting rid of the unsaturated fats (bad fats) in the body. 

What ya need:

1 cup of coconut oil, melted.

1 cup of cocoa powder, unsweetened.

¼ cup of agave.

â…› teaspoon of salt.

1 teaspoon of  vanilla.

6 tablespoons of cold almond butter.

 

Directions:

Mix melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, agave, salt and vanilla until combined.

Line muffin tins with papers. Fill with liquid chocolate in until about ¼ inch thick.

Form small discs or drop in by the spoonful, placing on top of the chocolate.

Pour liquid chocolate over almond butter, about another ¼ inch, forming the top of the "sandwich".

Place in freezer for about 20 min.

Enjoy!

 

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