Hey everyone, I don’t know about you but when I first cut dairy out of my diet I suddenly discovered there’s whey powder in basically everything. I’d never really paid much attention to labels before and it took me by surprise. Why do they feel the need to put milk in dark chocolate? It took me a while, and I ate a lot of awful substitutes, but here is a list of my favourite vegan snacks. Some are nibbles, some are protein bars and others are just good for popping in your handbag. Little disclaimer: I know everyone loves them, but I hate Clif bars and don’t like Lenny and Larry’s Cookies either. I know, I know. Everyone loves a Clif bar.
This post contains a lot of nuts and orange flavouring. If that’s not your thing I won’t be offended if you leave now.
I’m going to start with the ones everyone knows of already.
Everyone knows about these and they come in so many flavours I’m pretty sure that there’s something for everyone. I’m obsessed with their latest flavour; blueberry muffin. Before that, my favourite was cocoa mint which is basically impossible to find where I live, so I used to go for cocoa orange instead.
Nakd bars are made of all-natural ingredients and most of them only have about five ingredients usually consisting of nuts, dates, raisins and flavouring so they’re good for those who are health conscious. And they’re one of your 5 a day so you can’t really complain about that.
I also really like the Nakd Nibbles in the toffee flavour. They’re great added to the top of a smoothie bowl or stirred into some oats.
Another brand everyone knows.
Graze Superfood Oat Squares
These are new, I think. But they have quinoa in them and they’re chocolate orange flavour, so naturally I love them. These aren’t the healthiest out of all the ones I’m showing you as vegetable oils are a main ingredient they are quite high fat, and not the good kind if high fat. They’re also the smallest of all the ones I’m sharing too at just 30g. But they taste good as a little treat.
They were the first vegan ‘protein’ bar I tried. But honestly I eat them as a regular bar not as a special post-workout protein whatever. They only contain around 10g protein per bar, so they’re not a huge source of protein anyway. Trek come in three forms. The original bars, the flapjacks and the latest addition, chunks. I don’t like the flapjacks, but I love the original bar in the peanut flavour. These bars are quite filling too so they’re a good one to have with you on the go. I also like to eat the chunks in a similar way to the Nakd Nibbles. And my favourites are the toffee ones. I told you this post would be slightly repetitive.
Meridian Almond Bars.
Meridian is my favourite brand of nut butter as it’s made from 100% nuts. No added salt, sugar or palm oils, just nuts. The bars taste like solidified nut butter, delicious. The bars contain a large percentage of Meridian nut butter and are predominantly made from natural ingredients too. As they contain a large amount of nuts they also have a good amount of natural protein rather than an added protein powder.
Pulsin’ Vanilla Choc Chip
This is very important, I do not like most Pulsin’ bars. I find the mint choc and orange choc ones taste like the stereotype of a protein bar. They’re quite powdery and do not have the most pleasant texture.
The vanilla ones however have a base of….nut butter! Yes, I told you, repetitive. The nut butter in the vanilla ones give them a creamier texture than the other flavours. These ones are also on the more filling side too thanks to the added protein.
I first tried this one because I went through a phase where I was seriously obsessed with quinoa. I’ve had chocolate quinoa for breakfast before so I know I like the combination of flavours and decided to give it a try in a bar. These ones are a little crunchier than the others I’ve mentioned. They’re slightly crunchy, slightly chewy. A little bit like a healthier rice crispie bar.
I’ve been collecting these bars for a few weeks now. Some of them are quite hard to find where I live, so I’ve had to try really hard not to eat the ones I have while I’ve been waiting to get my hands on the others. I’m going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to snacks this week. Have you tried any of these? Which are your favourite snacks/ bars? I’d love to discover some new ones!
Until next time,