Add vegetables to your snack game with this Healthy Vegan Carrot Spread!
I have an affinity for snacking. When my body is telling me it’s hungry, I’m just not good at saying, “So sorry my friend, you must wait until the next scheduled meal”. So I don’t. When I’m hungry, I eat. (And sometimes when I’m bored, too, but I’m working on that.)
The problems lies with the crazy over-processed convenient snack foods that line our grocery store shelves. When I’m hungry for a snack, I want it now, not in the twenty or thirty minutes it would take me to prepare something fresh. But I don’t want to put all the crap ingredients into my body that come with those quick-and-easy pre-packaged snack foods.
My solution is to prepare fresh foods ahead of time, so when hunger strikes my snack is ready. I especially love dips and spreads. They are perfect for munching on fresh vegetables (pre-cut, of course) or spreading on crackers. I often prepare a large enough portion of a dip or spread so that it will last me a week.
If you’re really sharp you are probably thinking, “Hey, aren’t crackers full of junk ingredients?”. Good work. Yes, they often are. You can find crackers that are more healthy than the standard ones, however. You want to look for crackers that use whole grain flours only and don’t have hydrogenated oils.