Here are a few of my favorite light (and MEATLESS) snacks that I enjoy during the spring time. The best part about these is that they are loaded with similar nutrition and health benefits found in meat but without the fat and high CO2 emission!
|This snack can also be very sustainable if the grapes|
are bought locally!
A bizarre thought at first, but trust me, try it and I guarantee you'll be addicted! Frozen grapes are a perfect snack for those warmer days. They are just as satisfying as a freeze pop or ice cream cone, but aren't sweetened with artificial sugar. Like many other fruits, grapes are loaded with many vitamins that help fight off heart disease and some forms of cancer. But grapes are unique in their source of flavonoids- a powerful antioxidant that reduces damage caused by free radicals (a byproduct of the digestive process that also can spawn from cigarette smoke and pollution). An excess of free radicals can cause oxidative stress and cell damage, which may lead to chronic health problems.
Some of my favorite things to put into trail mix are raisins, peanuts, goldfish, sesame sticks, pretzels, and of course, M&M's.
Another easy snack that is customizable to your preference! Take any of your favorite veggies (mine are peppers and cucumbers), cut them up, and pair them with your favorite dip!
I know some people who squirm at the sight of a raw chickpea, but love when they're roasted. For me, chickpeas are delightful no matter if they're roasted or not, but this blogger recipe is hard to pass up! This is an easy on-the-go snack and you can season it to fit your mood!
|Kale Chips are loaded with Vitamin K!|
So shut down your computer, grab a snack, and go outside to enjoy the sunshine!
-"Krazy Kale" Katelyn
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