One thing I have missed since adapting my vegan diet is sweets, a lot of jelly sweets are not suitable for vegans. In my quest to find some tasty sweets I came across the real wine gum. The range currently consists of: a white chardonnay, a german riesling, a rosé, and a red merlot wine gum.

The great thing about these is:

– Non-alcoholic
– Contains no animal produce is free of fat, nuts, lactose and gelatine. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. No colouring-matter or liquorice added.

They taste great and are healthier option to regular wine gums. I think you can really taste the different wine flavours in them too. a lot more realistic than any I have tried before.

Do you like wine gums?

Sarah x

You guessed it, more Vegan snacks! I can’t get enough of finding healthy vegan snacks recently. It is important when eating a vegan diet that you make sure you are having enough nutrients and vitamins We often take for granted how good nuts and seeds are for your body. Munchy seeds have a great range of snack packs and pots so you ensure you have something healthy to snack on or add to a meal.

Munchy seeds have a great variety, both vegan and non vegan. Not going to lie, the chocolate ones do sounds good!

The ones I have been trying are: Salted caramel, Sesame sprinkles, Super berry and Chilli bites.

You can buy them in different pack sizes depending on what you want. The snack packs are so handy to carry around with you but if you are going to snack on them regularly at home or at work then it is worth getting a tub. You can eat them straight from the tub or add to a meal.I like to put a seed selection on my porridge in the mornings so something like this is ideal as I can use the supper berry ones in plain porridge to give it added flavour and nutrition.

My favourite ones to snack on straight from the pot are the salted caramel ones. They are so tasty, you wouldn’t even think of that flavour when you think of seeds but it goes so well. They are great to add to plain yogurt too.

Seeds are great for you as they are naturally gluten free too. A lot of people suffer with gluten intolerances and have to be so careful with what they eat. My grandad has to eat gluten free so i am always trying to find new things to share with him as well as progress in my vegan journey.

Do you like eating seeds?

Sarah x

Here she goes again, banging on about vegan snacks haha. I actually think I am on some sort of quest to try every new vegan snack I come across!

www.nutreelife.co.uk sell a great range of protein bars, snacks and powders depending on your preference. It is a worry when eating a vegan diet that you are not consuming enough protein that you used to get from meat but in fact if you eat a balanced diet you can easily get the correct amount but there are a lot of protein based products to help you, especially if you work out.

I have used powders before but something that caught my eye was the snack bites. Sometimes i don’t always want a whole protein bar but I want something small to have. I got the Chocolate brownie protein snack bites. they do a lot of other flavours too.

“Just like an ordinary snack that you are accustomed to eating, such as a chocolate biscuit or a packet of crisps, a protein snack is a small item of food that you may eat between meals. However, the benefits of a protein filled snack are so much better than a biscuit or cake. Protein helps you to feel fuller for much longer than a carb-based snack alone. Plus our vegan snack bites, cubes and flapjacks contain fibre so you won’t feel hunger until your next meal. Not only that they contain all-natural ingredients, and natural sugars from fruit to provide all the energy you’ll need to get you through the day.” – www.nutreelife.co.uk

Do any of you have protein based snacks?

Sarah x

I received a box of the new Joy Fuel vegan range to try last week and I am hooked. They are really tasty! They are vegan and cold pressed gluten free protein squares. You can buy them online and they are made fresh and posted out to you. They have a three week shelf life as they are made from such fresh ingredients but that wasn’t a problem for me as they were gone within one week!

You can buy several different box options here and you can also subscribe if you want them regularly. You can save money if you choose this option too 🙂

The flavours are:

Blueberry maple pecan

Raspberry almond butter

Orange hazel maca

Lemon coconut

Peanut butter choc

Apricot ginger

Very berry

Triple choc cashew

So, pretty safe to say they have a wide variety!

My favourite has to be peanut butter choc as I love peanut butter ridiculous amounts. I never would have thought about having lemon and coconut together but it works so well. It is great they are all gluten free too as there are a lot of people with an intolerance and a lot of vegan products have it in.

I think since eating a vegan diet, it really has opened up my eyes to how many good for you snacks there are out there and I have been trying things I never would have before and I am really enjoying my food journey and trying all of these new vegan snacks and sharing my thoughts with you.

Sarah x

Continuing on my search for more vegan snacks to try, I came across this great range from Eat Real. They offer quinoa, hummus, lentil and veggie snacks.

Within each range they have a great variety of flavours. One of my favourites are the chilli and lemon flavour. I also love the veggie ones where they are tomato, spinach and kale.

They are all made from real, natural ingredients with no added artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives. They definitely are a way better option than standard crisps.

The bags are quite big so are ideal for sharing or you can eat them over a few days. I like to have something like this in my drawer at work that I can snack on in the afternoon and share around.

I am so impressed by the variety and hope good they all taste. You can buy them in a variety of supermarkets and health stores across the UK, so if you ever see them it is worth trying a bag 🙂

Sarah x