Prevent making bad food choices when you’re hungry. Keep a bag of healthy vegan snacks by your side to keep you on track. I’m totally digging these Fuel Snacks by Foodie Fuel and I think you will, too. Plus, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk.
Thank you, Foodie Fuel for sponsoring this post. Healthy vegan snacks to fuel and power your day! All opinions are my own.
I love making my own healthy vegan snacks (like my No-Bake Granola Bars), but I don’t always have time and it’s nice to have an alternative to keep in the pantry. Now that Grant is in school full-time, I need to make sure he has healthy snacks to get him through the day. Besides being healthy, they need to taste good or he won’t eat them and I don’t blame him. Some healthier snacks taste like cardboard and that’s never fun.
Store-bought snacks are convenient, but they often have additives that I don’t like, and are loaded with unnecessary sugar. Snacks like that just cause a crash and burn effect and children shouldn’t feel that way in school.
Thankfully, a company called Foodie Fuel recently contacted me and offered to send me their Fuel Snacks to try out. I read the ingredients and I was extremely happy with them, so I accepted their offer. I was also excited to try them because their snacks are nut-free, and that is perfect for Grant’s school lunch.
Taste testing day
A few days later, a package arrived with four bags of Foodie Fuel’s signature flavors: Swiss Chocolate, Cinnamon Ginger, Coconut Vanilla and Butter Toffee. They all just sounded so good and I was excited to dig in.
Grant was with me when the package arrived and he helped me sample each flavor. I went for the Swiss Chocolate first and Grant chose the Coconut Vanilla. I was very impressed with the chocolate flavor. It didn’t have an aftertaste or bitterness to it and it had a subtle sweetness from the coconut sugar. I really enjoyed the balance of texture too. The bite-sized squares are crunchy, but they have a chewiness when you eat them.
The ultimate test was when Grant went in for more. He happily tried each flavor and gave them two thumbs up. He liked them all but kept going back for the Coconut Vanilla. I was really happy because I had a healthy and convenient snack to put in his lunch now. Luckily, I saw them at my local Sprouts so I can pick them up anytime. Foodie Fuel also sells them directly on their site and they have a store locator here.
Personally, I liked all the flavors, but if I had to choose just one, I would choose the Swiss Chocolate flavor as my favorite. So, I’ll be picking up a bag for myself, too. * You can win four bags of your own in the giveaway below.
So, what’s in them?
Here are the base ingredients for each flavor:
- Organic sunflower seeds
- Organic coconut sugar
- Organic golden flax seeds
- Organic pumpkin seeds
- Chia seeds
- Himalayan sea salt.
Pretty impressive, huh? Now that’s what I call superfood snacks! I love that their ingredients are short, simple and healthy. This bite-sized snack is packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, omega-3, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Together, these ingredients will provide your body with the energy it needs until your next meal. You’ll be fueled with raw energy that contains all essential amino acids (complete protein). Plus, these snacks are low-glycemic and have slow burning carbs to keep you going.
Foodie Fuel Snacks are also:
- USDA certified
- Certified gluten-free
- Certified non-GMO
- Certified Vegan
- Paleo friendly
These healthy vegan snacks are perfect for back-to-school, pre or post workouts, late night munchies, traveling, and for work to keep you away from the evil vending machine.
- Straight out of the bag
- With nut butter
- As a topping for vegan yogurt, overnight oats or pudding
- With fruit
- Like a bowl of cereal
- Or my new favorite…with a glass of homemade Macadamia Nut Milk (*recipe below)
This homemade Macadamia Nut Milk is rich, creamy and nutritious. It's gluten-free, dairy-free & delicious!
- 1 cup macadamia nuts , raw. Soaked in water for 2-4 hours
- 4 cups filtered water
- 6 medjool dates , pitted (or more depending on desired sweetness) *see note
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt (or preferred salt)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Drain and rinse macadamia nuts, discard water
Add filtered water and nuts to a blender and pulverize for 2-3 minutes.
Pour mixture into nut milk bag, over a big bowl. Squeeze firmly, until most of the liquid is released.
- Rinse blender out and pour the strained milk back in the blender. Add the vanilla extract, salt, dates and cinnamon. Blend until creamy and smooth and date particles aren't floating around. Taste for sweetness and adjust as needed.
- You can enjoy it right away, or cover and place in the fridge. It will last about 3-4 day
* I leave the nuts soaking at room temperature. If I soak longer, I place them in the fridge.
*Prep time doesn't include the soaking time for the macadamia nuts.
*If the dates aren't soft & somewhat moist, soak them in water for 15 minutes, before using. Drain well.
*If you don't have dates, you can use about 1/4 cup maple syrup instead (more if desired).