One of the questions I get asked the most is “what do you snack on?” or “any savoury snack ideas?”. Hummus and carrots are getting a little tired, and you want something easy, portable and new. As we enter 2021 and so many of you are juggling multiple roles at home; from a full time job to full time childcare, you need easy snacks up your sleeve, and today I’m sharing a few of my favourites. Whether it’s a new snack you can buy online, or a quick and easy recipe you can make at home I’ve got you covered.
A snack to help raise awareness around the issues of food waste
I was recently introduced to ZENB, an organic and plant-based brand who use as much of the whole vegetable as possible to help raise awareness around the issues of food waste. To do so they include as much of the whole vegetable as possible in their snacks including the parts often discarded such as the peel, skin, stem and seeds. They have two snack ranges: ZENB Veggie Sticks and ZENB Veggie Bites. Both snacks champion the whole vegetable; they are plant-based, vegan, organic, gluten free, a source of fibre and free from artificial flavours or preservatives.
Their vegan bars “ZENB Veggie Sticks” are available in 4 flavours: Beetroot, Carrot, Pumpkin, Red Pepper.
The ZENB Veggie Bites are available in tri-flavour combinations:
Carrot, Pineapple and Coriander
Pumpkin, Apple and Cacao Nib
Beetroot, Orange and Cacao Nib
Red Pepper, Tomato and Chilli
Sweet Potato, Mango and Cinnamon
These snacks are available exclusively from the ZENB website.
A snack to use up your leftover vegetables
You know those vegetables that are a little soft, nearly gonners, but still edible? This is the recipe for those. When my spinach starts to wilt in the fridge, red peppers and courgettes go a little soft. I resort to this recipe, a delicious roasted vegetable hummus.
Roasted vegetable hummus
A selection of leftover vegetables, chopped to fill one roasting tray
1 red onion
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 garlic clove
¼ tsp salt
1 tub of hummus (1 cup)
Preheat the oven to 190C. Choose and chop your vegetables of choice. Place them on a roasting tray, along with the chopped red onion and toss with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Roast for around 35-45 minutes until all the vegetables are tender and browning.
In a blender add the roasted vegetables and onion, hummus, garlic, salt and smoked paprika. Blend until smooth.
A snack to quench your thirst
Chuck it in the blender, and chug! This recipe is an easy way to get your greens in, and can be made fresh in under 5 minutes.
4 handfuls of spinach
¼ cup cashew nuts
1 cup oat milk
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
A snack to indulge your sweet tooth
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
2 ripe avocados, peel and de-stoned
3-4 tbsp runny honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g raw cacao powder
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
This is a paid for partnership for ZENB.