Veganuary is all about embracing the vegan diet and spreading awareness of the reasons behind veganism.
From animal cruelty to protecting the environment, there are countless benefits to a vegan diet.
However, if you’re new to the vegan lifestyle, then you may be stuck for recipes and snacks ideas. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered.
Keep reading to find out some of the best delicious treats that you can enjoy guilt-free throughout Veganuary – or if you’re a long-term vegan!
Trail mix is a delicious snack that you can enjoy on the go, whether you’re at work, on the train, or you’re relaxing at home.
It’s a plant-based snack that consists of seeds, nuts, and dried fruit – however, when making it yourself, you can add whatever you like. Trail-mix is easy to make and you can use ingredients you already have in your pantry. Why not try vegan chocolate, whole grains, or crushed crackers?
You can also buy packets or boxes of trail mix in your local supermarket for a low price, making it a cheap and easy vegan treat. Most trail mix varieties are vegan, but it’s always best to double-check.
Unfortunately, not all wine is vegan. However, wine can be a delicious evening treat – especially after a long week at work!
Vintners will make vegan wine by using fining agents that don’t include animal products, or not using fining agents at all. Finings agents are often used after the fermentation process to clear the wine of any sediment.
Vegan wine doesn’t taste any different to regular wine – and you can enjoy it guilt-free knowing that no animals were harmed during the winemaking process.
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Hummus And Veggie Sticks
A healthy and tasty vegan snack that any vegan or Veganuary participant can enjoy is hummus and veggie sticks.
Hummus is a tasty tip that consists of a mixture of chickpeas, sesame seed paste (tahini), garlic, oil, and lemon juice. You can make it yourself or buy it from the store. You can find different variations of hummus – red pepper hummus, tomato and basil hummus, jalapeno hummus, and many more.
You can dip pretty much any veggie in hummus – why not try carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, celery sticks, or even strips of bell pepper?
Peanut Butter Cookies
Usually, you’d have to browse the vegan section of your local supermarket to find vegan cookies, as the majority of cookies are made using butter, which is made by churning cow’s milk.
However, you can easily make your own vegan cookies in under half an hour – and you can do so in just one bowl!
You’ll just need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla flavouring
- 5 or 6 tablespoon almond milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
First of all, you’ll need to preheat the oven to 175-180 degrees celsius. Mix the sugar and peanut butter and mix thoroughly, and add the almond milk and vanilla flavouring.
Then, sieve in the flour and baking soda, and mix until it’s combined well. Once the dough becomes too tough to stir, use your hands.
Then, scoop out the dough and roll it into balls, flattening each ball onto the baking tray. place in the oven for between 10 and 15 minutes, and then enjoy your delicious vegan treat!
Popcorn is the ultimate snack for when you’re watching a movie or enjoying the premiere of a new series. However, it can be enjoyed whenever you fancy a quick snack.
Popcorn is usually vegan and gluten-free, making it a great snack for pretty much anybody.
You can pop your own corn and add your own flavourings, or you can buy microwave or premade popcorn from your local store.
Some popular popcorn toppings include coconut and vegan chocolate, peanut butter, vegan cheese and garlic, or chilli powder.
However, if you’re enjoying popcorn in the cinema, then it’s best to ask the server if it’s vegan, as some cinemas will use non-vegan products such as butter.