Plant protein snacks

Protein is vital for the maintenance of good health as it aids in the repair of our cells and helps with the regeneration of muscle tissue. Think of it as the building blocks of our bodies, and so it is ever more important that we try and get in a source of protein in all our meals and snacks. Thankfully, the milled chickpea flour and seeds in Hiya snack bars make these bars a source of protein. Protein is also important in trying to stave off hunger pangs!  Foods high in protein make us feel fuller for longer, again, Hiya bars do this.

Vegans or vegetarians sometimes find themselves constantly feeling hungry and one of the best ways to solve this is to have snacks that are a source of plant protein along with a good quality carbohydrate. Chickpeas are one of the best sources of plant protein. Hiya bars are an excellent way of getting in some plant protein during the day. Read more about the wonders of chickpeas.

Finding good sources of plant protein is essential for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet to ensure that you are getting optimum nutrition from your food. Here are some ideas on good sources of plant protein and more snack ideas below:

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Trail mix

Along with fruit, trail mix is a an easy everyday snack. For sweetness you can always add raisins, or dried cherries or mango.

  1. 1 handful raw walnuts
  2. 1 handful cashews
  3. 1 handful almonds
  4. 1 handful pumpkin seeds
  5. 1/2 part vegan dark chocolate chunks
  6. 2 parts dried tart cherries/ raisins/dried mango

Sweetened  nuts
These are almonds with a sweet, salty, flavour. In a pan add a teaspoon of butter, let it melt then add maple syrup. Let this become a runny caramel, and then add a pinch of salt and the almonds (or if you prefer pecan nuts).

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Whole wheat pita with almond butter or hummus

This is great between breakfast and lunch and takes no time to prepare. All you need is to do is toast wholemeal pitta bread, cut it into strips, and serve with a dollop of almond butter or hummus on the side. If you’re using hummus you can always add a bit of tabasco.

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Granola

Find your favourite granola, put it in a bowl add some Greek yoghurt (another excellent source of plant protein). Top this with blueberries or raspberries and some maple syrup

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Raw banana mash

This takes me back a few years when I was feeding my toddler mashed bananas for breakfast. He loved them! I am sure you will love this snack too. Add to this a few tablespoons of nut butter.

Roasted chickpeas

Here is a link to a good roasted chickpea recipe. 

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