Balanced nutritional profile
While you don’t have to reach out for a healthy snack every time you hear your belly rumble, you’ll definitely get a lot more out of your snack break if you choose balanced vegan snacks instead.
Now, keep in mind that the word balanced doesn’t necessarily mean low calorie: Calories are nothing to fear, after all, as they simply represent the yummy energy we need to power our bodies and stay full and satisfied through the day!
A balanced snack is simply a nutritious snack, containing slow-release carbs for sustained energy, high protein levels and healthy fats for long-lasting satiety, plus plenty of vitamins and minerals for promoting heart, bone, and brain health. These nutrients will keep you full and help you maintain your energy levels as you go about your day, so you won’t have to reach out for that emergency chocolate bar to avoid feeling peckish at work or at school!
In a way, we should think of vegan snacks the same way we think of our square meals, making sure to incorporate a mix of both macronutrients (low GI carbs, protein, and healthy fats) and micronutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B complex, iron, magnesium, and other essential nutrients.
The next thing you should look for when picking the perfect treat for your post-lunch slump is, of course, a satisfying taste you’ll be looking forward to.
In the end, if your vegan snack of choice is not a tasty snack, it will take all the motivation in the world to choose healthy, balanced vegan options every single day and stick to your diet plan without feeling like you’re making a sacrifice!
The bottom line is if it tastes great, you won’t feel like you are missing out on animal products or nutritionally void junk food, making healthy living feel delicious and effortless.
There are plenty of vegan snacks that combine the nutritional benefits of classic health food with the delicious flavours of your go-to comfort food: Think peanut butter sandwiches, low sugar granola bars, energy balls, dark chocolate, roasted chickpeas, and delicious vegan yogurt with oats, fresh berries, and brain-healthy nuts!
If you are looking for the best of both worlds, Hiya is the answer!
Snack bars that tick all the boxes, Hiya contains: flaxseeds, melon seeds, and poppy seeds for giving you filling, brain-healthy fats, plus chickpea flour for a complete source of plant-based protein.
Hiya bars are different in that we have moved away from the fruit and oat-based granola bars you might be used to so we could use a completely different base, mixing coconut oil with chickpeas and health-promoting seeds to help you get through the day.
We use all-natural, vegan-friendly ingredients to make a delicious healthy bar that just calls for a cup of tea!
Our snacks come in five fabulous flavours, and everyone has their own favourite: cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, or (the evergreen favourite among chocolate lovers) cacao. We are proud to say, we have won Great Taste Awards for fennel and cacao!
Homemade creativity, made for snacking
And if you want to unleash your creativity in the kitchen and make sure only the best vegan-friendly ingredients are going into your daily snacks, why not try making delicious vegan snacks yourself?
Here are some of our favourite vegan snack recipes to help make a dairy-free, vegan-friendly lifestyle as easy as picking up a bag of crisps: