5 Healthy Snacks Every Vegan Chef Should Know
Vegans can all agree how challenging it can be to go from one restaurant to another and be able to find something healthy and non-meat based to munch on. It’s no different when it comes to eating the right kind of snacks. We can’t blame the world. After all, a majority of people happen to meat lovers.
Are you a vegan chef? If you are, know that you play a role in helping our vegan friends have access to more snacks that are packed with lots of flavors. Yes, there are standalone fruits and raw veggies that one can enjoy but how about giving them some more love by preparing exciting vegan recipes?
Luckily, we’ve prepared a list of 5 great ideas below. Go ahead and check them out!
Berry Bowl with Cinnamon
The name of this great recipe says it all. Literally, it’s a bowl of mixed fresh berries sprinkled with ground Saigon cinnamon. As a chef, you can choose which berries blend together perfectly with their taste. We suggest a mixture of blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Saigon cinnamon has a more superior flavor and odor. It’s slightly sweeter, too! This bowl of antioxidants is something that your vegan customers will crave for.
Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
Give your vegan guests something tasty and crunchy to munch on. Among the many delightfully healthy and nutritious snacks we love, we’ve found Zucchini a truly versatile choice for vegans. One way to prepare Zucchini is to cut it into potato-like thin slices and bake them. Season with salt and drizzle with olive oil. An interesting fact about Zucchini chips is that 100 grams provide you with only 17 calories. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to boost your immune system and protect your heart.
Mango Ginger Popsicles
Wouldn’t you like to satisfy your sweet tooth with popsicles? However, you need to be extra careful when giving out sweet treats to vegans because they aren’t supposed to eat anything that’s dairy. Try making mango ginger popsicles. Yes, this is mango and ginger root blended together and freezed. Instead of adding cow’s milk, use almond milk or coconut milk. This treat is super delicious and refreshing. It’s also detoxifying to the skin and digestive system.
Chicken Fried Cauliflower
Hey, this isn’t chicken but tastes like real chicken! You can offer this special finger food snack to those who are transitioning from a meat-based to a plant-based diet. To prepare this, you need to fry cauliflower florets that are coated in a batter of flour, spices and seasoning, and cornstarch. Use olive oil for frying or an air fryer device (if you have one) for an oil-free snack! Cauliflower is a good substitute to chicken meat since it contains ample amounts of protein plus other essential vitamins.
Tofu Veggie Burger
Tofu doesn’t have to be plain and boring. One way to breathe new life into this vegan food is by turning it into a super delicious burger. Make a tofu patty by adding tofu, garlic, pepper, and a few other spices to a food processor. Fry the patties until golden brown. Use whole-wheat burger buns. They’re made of whole grains that reduce your risk for developing type 2 Diabetes. Make sure to place each patty together with tomatoes and lettuce. Yum!
There Are Always New Vegan Recipes to Try
There a countless number of vegetables and fruits around the world that make great substitutes to anything that’s meat and dairy. One just needs to explore more and try out recipes that’ll provide a healthy mixture of protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals.
The snacks we’ve just mentioned are just some of the best examples you can prepare as a vegan chef. Surely, there are still dozens more!
Got some more ideas? Go ahead and leave your comments below.