Best of… vegan snacking.

This week’s best of series focuses on all things vegan snacking.

So when I say vegan snacking, I wanted to share the best of great snack ideas not genetically modified *clears throat* crap that coincidentally is vegan like Oreos.  I wanted real, vegan and gluten free snacking.  I wanted to cover chips to ice cream and everything in between so everyone from sweet to salty palates are covered.

As clean as your eating is, it’s important to build in treats or desserts into your diet. Balance is key.  I shared favorites that are all gluten free and vegan.  Easily found at Whole Foods or your favorite markets (or online).  This is just a list of my top favorites and honestly the list could go on & on if you let me.

Let’s start with popcorn.  I truthfully have a strong love for popcorn.  This popcorn in particular is my kryptonite.  Live Love Pop Truffle popcorn is based out of Austin, Texas.  A phenomenal company that is also sharing a 20% off discount for friends of mine on their new online shop.  Use code:  Kneadtocook for 20% off your order.  The truffle salt is our absolute favorite!

Siete tortilla chips are grain free, vegan and gf.  These are staples on our Taco Tuesday bar. The flavor is far superior to anything on the market and these are so addictive!  These are bit pricier than your basic chips but oh so worth it. Trust me.  And they also have tortilla wraps (one that is vegan) that are so good as well.

Let’s get into dark chocolate & of course, nut butter.  MY love.  Justin’s has long been a favorite of mine.  This little bag of delectable goodness are perfect for snacking, topping ice cream OR in baking.  No words needed.  Just go and get these!

Who needs dairy ice cream?  NOT me!  Once you sink your spoon into Nadamoo’s coconut based ice creams… there’s no turning back.  They just released two new flavors which I’m still dying over!

Needless to say the product they sent us was quickly devoured.  Thankfully local markets can order for us.  The birthday cake cookie dough.  Really, this is the best food combination in the history of food combinations EVER.

Moving on… baked coconut chips.  I bought them on a whim one day at the grocery store and have worked my way through many brands but THIS!  Oh C20 you make the most delectable flavors, texture and such yummy goodness.  I love these atop smoothie bowls, on my oatmeal or straight outta the bag 😉  Available at most grocery stores near the healthier chips/snacks.  Totally addictive.  Be warned.

Ohhhhh Hippeas.  I stumbled on these vegan puff kinda snacks at Starbucks and we instantly fell in love.  My daughter love the fajita flavor and I of course am smitten with Sriracha. You can order right from Amazon and they ship you a love, huge box of love.  Crunchy.  Flavor packed.  Oh and they’re made from chickpeas so yeah, they have protein too!  I die.

If you’re a caramel fan like me… this is one thing that you miss going vegan.  Until now. These Cocomels caramel candies are made from coconut milk and are oh so creamy deliciousness. Perfect grab and go treat that are pre-wrapped.  They are perfect when you just need a sweet treat.

Eat Pastry has long been a favorite in our house.  First, you can eat the dough right out of the container (ha – no eggs in there).  They make a gf version.  You can mix the dough into ice cream.  Spread it on whatever.  However you do you!  Plus of course, you can bake them if your a traditionalist.  I buy these by the case and store in the freezer.  Plus the dough is ready to go if you wish to only bake 1 or 2 cookies.  I mean seriously, c’mon!

So that’s a wrap on my favorite snacks.  Please share your favorites with me in the comments!  What favorites would you like to see in the future?  Let me know.

Last week was a lower mileage week due to a lot of work on my plate (ha ha – food humor).  Hoping this week I can bump back up but who knows as we have a big snow storm rolling around Monday night.  Stay tuned.

Sunday:  6 outdoor, freezing miles


— Knead to Cook

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