I know, I know… I’ve been terrible at staying in touch lately. But with a two month old and a feral two and a half year old who hasn’t been outside in days, can you really blame me? I do have a few posts in mind for you mamas, so stay tuned. There’s some good stuff coming.
It only makes sense that my first post after a little *hiatus* would be about food. This breastfeeding life is pure insanity… I am always hungry. Always! As a vegan (can you believe it’s almost been a year for this girl?!), it’s not always easy to buy snacks, but with this list, I’ve got you covered. Not only are these healthy alternatives, they’re also delicious 🙂 You’re welcome!
If you’ve never tried it, Jojo’s chocolate is out of this world. Like, amazing. Really. I finished the pack way more quickly than I’m willing to admit. Jojo’s trademark is 70% Germany Sourced Dark Chocolate (yum!) and their vegan option, Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight, includes peanuts, peanut powder, added hemp protein, and a pinch of sea salt. Their one goal is to help kick sugar cravings: Jojo’s chocolate is gluten-free, packed with antioxidants, non-GMO, contains plant-based protein (as much protein as an egg!), and contains half the sugar of an average chocolate bar. I call that a win.
In the snack category, Frooze Balls definitely win. They’re made of clean simple ingredients including raw dates, raisins, sunflower seeds, coconut and peanuts – no fake protein powders, sugar, caffeine or preservatives! Liam is absolutely obsessed with these, and I love how easy they are to take as a snack on the go. And, let’s face it, way healthier than a lot of those convenient snacks we usually grab on our way out. Mom win! My favorite flavor is the salted maple.
Cave Shake is in a league of its own: their keto, paleo, vegan shake mix is both a candy substitute and coffee creamer. What? Yup. You heard me. You can literally sprinkle it on anything: Coffee, fruit, shakes… Perfect way to pack your fats on the go! My husband loves these in his morning workout shakes.
Munk Pack makes the ultimate vegan cookie: 18g protein per cookie from nut butters and grains, 6g of fiber, gluten free, non-GMO, with no sugar alcohols, no trans fats, no dairy, no soy, no eggs… and it tastes delicious? I love how soft these giant cookies are, with just a hint of sweetness, making them even the perfect breakfast on the go. Or, as a stay at home mom… the perfect breakfast to scarf down with your lukewarm coffee.
When I first went vegan, I got a little nervous about how I would be able to still enjoy coffee at events/parties. It’s very rare for soy or almond milk to be offered… it’s usually milk and half and half, if you’re lucky. These individual coconut powder creamers by Coconut Cloud are the perfect solution. With 20 individual sticks per pack, you can literally throw them in your purse, luggage, or briefcase for 24/7 dairy free convenience. Made from the simplest ingredients (coconut cream powder and rice starch), each packet contains only 2 grams of sugar per serving.
It is so hard to find a protein bar that has the nutrition profile I’m looking for. With No Cow, I finally found one that tastes good, without the whey and added sugar. Their plant-based protein bars contains 20g of protein and only 1g of sugar! They’re great for fitness enthusiasts, vegans and dairy & gluten sensitivities. I love them as my mid afternoon pick me up, because, like I said, I’m always hungry.