I have sauce with everything and I have been loving the crucials range. Some are vegan and some aren’t but as Nick does not eat the same diet as me, we have a large variety of food at home.
Our favourites as pictured are:
Extra hot chilli
Sweet chilli Thai style
Garlic and herb
Sour cream and chives
They do so many more but these are the ones that we tried. The best thing about these sauces is they are usually only £1 each. I usually get them in Asda or somewhere like B&M or poundstretcher.
Really impressed with their range and how there is literally something for everyone. I love the chilli ones in a wrap and Nick thinks the garlic and herb one is amazing. I find the consistency of the sauces is good, they are quite thick, but not too thick that they are hard to get out the bottle!
I am excited to work my way through them and next time will try some different ones. They really help to spice up a meal and you can change the flavour of your dinner so easy by adding one of the sauces.
For anyone that sticks to the slimming world diet, I know my mum loves these as they are really low in syns 😉
What is your go to sauce?
Pep & Lekker seed snacks are vegan and gluten free. They are over 40% seed based so are a great source of fibre and are naturally filling.
The three flavours are:
Fennel and sunflower seed
Rosemary and pumpkin seed
Cumin and nigella seed
You can either eat them by themselves or use them with a dip, like hummus or even have them to accompany soup in the colder months. You could even crumble them onto a salad or something.
Snacks like this I just eat straight out of the packet if I am honest! I have had them with hummus, but that is easy to just grab the pot out the fridge. They taste so good together!
I think it is great they are gluten free as a lot of people have intolerance’s to gluten or dairy and sometimes both so this is ideal for anyone avoiding those two food groups.
I think my favourites were the rosemary and pumpkin seed based ones, I love pumpkin seeds, especially on porridge. Ok, typing this is making me hungry and has just given me the idea to crumble up the ones I have left on my porridge for breakfast tomorrow!
I hope you enjoy that I am posting more food reviews on my vegan journey 🙂
Since adapting to a vegan diet I am certainly trying so many more foods I would never have tried before. I have become a great fan of Granola and right now my favourite is the handmade one from Thunderflower Kitchen.
It is important that we ensure we feed our bodies with the nutrients and vitamins we need. Nuts, seeds and fruit are all great foods and a great way to start your day. I like to mix my granola with a dairy free yogurt, but you could have it with milk or even have it dry if you prefer to snack on it throughout the day.
The granola contains toasted oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and maple syrup. I love maple syrup! It is 100% natural and vegan friendly and only 180 calories per serving.
I find having a bowl of this in the morning helps to fill me up until my mid morning snack. It tastes so good and really makes you happy knowing all the goodness you are fueling your body with.
I have tried other granola before but not really been sold on it, but this one tastes really great compared. I like to alternate between this and porridge for my breakfasts at the moment. Thinking of warming up some almond milk and trying that with my granola in the morning.
What is your go to breakfast right now?
Here I am, bringing you more vegan snacks, these ones are gluten free too so really good if you are dairy intolerant and eat gluten free too!
I honestly never knew there were so many snack bars out there and I love trying new ones. I am really impressed with this brand as they have such yummy flavours!
Good full stop create fruit and nut snack bars that are good for you, just as the name states. They are vegan, so no dairy and also gluten free. You can get them in Holland and Barrett and also a lot of health stores or direct from them online.
The flavours are:
Choc & mint
Fiery choc & chilli
Cherry & maple
Mocha & caffeine
Double choc & chilli
Choc & orange
The texture of the bars reminds me of Nakd bars but not as wet, quite often the Nakd ones can be a bit wet if you know what I mean? These ones are the perfect texture and consistency.
My favourite is the Choc & orange, in fact I like anything chocolate flavoured! I like how the flavours aren’t too overpowering. I previously tried some sort of mint chocolate health bar and the mint was way too strong but good full stop have god the flavour balance just right.
I like how they have so many flavours are mixing things together like chilli and chocolate or cherry and maple. Sometimes I like to have chocolate ones rather than fruit themed bars as a treat. They are all good for you though and don’t have any added sugar which is great!
I will definitely bee looking for these when I next go to Holland and Barrett.
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:
– 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?