When you’re looking for something with a satisfying crunch and a savory, salty taste, these Roasted Crunchy Chickpeas are perfect. They’re as addictive as potato chips but their full of wholesome ingredients and healthy fats.
When roasted, chickpeas take on a crunchy exterior with a slightly chewy texture inside, and they have a neutral enough flavor on their own to make them perfect for your own personal flavor combo.
Are you looking for spicy? Try using chili powder or drizzling with some siracha sauce. Onion powder and garlic are both great options. Sea salt and a little black pepper makes for a simple, delicious snack. Try your favorite seasoning blends including Italian or ranch. The possibilities are truly endless!
The basic recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes of preparation.
If you haven’t heard of Nice Cream, it’s simply frozen bananas blended into the texture of ice cream. It’s the perfect snack for a hot day, and it’s a great way to handle a sweet tooth with healthy, nutritious ingredients.
Nice Cream is completely customizable. Do you like your ice cream to have a thick texture, perfect for eating by the spoonful? Make it without the plant-based milk to get a scoopable texture. Do you prefer a soft-serve like texture? Make it with a little soy or almond milk. Are you looking for a creamy milkshake? Add even more.
You can also customize the flavor. Add frozen berries for a fruity sorbet-like treat. Add peanut butter and cocoa powder for a decadent dessert. Add vanilla extract for a light, refreshing treat.
All you need to make it is a blender or a food processor. Making it is a snap that only takes a few minutes.
Here are some tips to make it even easier.
Tofu scramble is easily one of the most satisfying and easy to make vegan snacks out there. This is perfect for a quick bite between meals or when you are running short on time and can’t make a full meal. This option provides a heavy dose of protein, so it is filling and satisfying. It can also serve as a base for a wide variety of flavors, letting you truly make it your own.
There are so many varieties to try. Add roasted red pepper and rosemary, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and oregano for a Mediterranean kick. Try it with black beans, chili powder, cumin, and onion powder for a Southwestern version. Add whatever fresh veggies and mushrooms you have on hand for a garden fresh option.
The basic ingredients are below, and then you can add whatever other flavors you’d like.
Here’s how to cook it…
This colorful slaw is packed with nutrients and will leave you feeling satisfied without being stuffed. It’s a perfect mid-day snack. The basic recipe starts with a head of cooked and cooled purple cabbage. The sauce is made from tahini and lemon juice, which gives a bright flavor and provides the healthy fats needed to absorb the nutrients in the cabbage.
This is another recipe that can be customized based on what you have on hand or what flavor you’re craving. Try it with soy sauce for a rich, salty taste or smoked paprika for a savory treat. You can even add a buffalo sauce (check for a butter-free version like Frank’s Red Hot) for a spicy flavor.
+ Words: Joey Bruno
Joey Bruno is a vegan blogger over at Thrive Cuisine. He loves trying everything when it comes to vegan food: from the healthiest whole food plant-based dishes to the more indulgent things like mock meats and the latest vegan pastry recipes. In his spare time, he loves testing out different kitchen gadgets, practicing martial arts and going for long walks with his dog.
Web: Thrive Cuisine