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10 Highly Healthy And Delicious Vegan Snacks Recipes

10 Highly Healthy And Delicious Vegan Snacks Recipes

There are two misconceptions about Veganism that I’ve been coming across a lot lately. The first is that most meat-eaters presume that vegan food is boring and lacking in flavor. The second is that Vegan diets aren’t that healthy because of all the dodgy meat and dairy substitutes available. Today I’m here to prove that a vegan diet and vegan snacks can not only be 100% healthy, but also god damn delicious.

Breakfast Recipes

1. Tofu Omelette

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    Looking at these scrumptious omelettes makes it hard to believe that they’re egg-free. This is why I love tofu; it makes such a fantastic egg substitute (especially scrambled!) for both vegans and people with egg allergies.

    2. Breakfast Bombs

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      You don’t have to be nuts to love these breakfast bombs. Sorry, I know that was terrible. The added bonus of these bad boys is that they’re completely raw, which is perfect for those who adhere to a raw-food diet.

      3. Chickpea Flour Pancakes

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        I know that ‘healthy’ doesn’t spring to mind when you throw around the word ‘pancakes,’ but in this case they really are. Chickpea flour is much better for you than regular flour and the recipe is completely devoid of refined sugar!

        Main Meals

        4. Broccoli Curry Udon


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          For those of you who like a little spice in life, this udon pot is the answer. It has a beautiful balance of flavors, as well as a fresh taste.

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          5. Quinoa, Kidney Bean and Walnut Burgers (with Bonus Sugar-Free Ketchup)

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            The title may suggest a lot of work, but this recipe is super easy and quick! Also, it sounds absolutely incredible. Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean that your life has to be devoid of burgers.

            6. Chili with Homemade Sour Cream

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            Chili is one of the best comfort foods in existence. It’s also highly versatile; you can throw almost anything in it! That’s what makes it perfect for vegan cooking, because it can be filled primarily with beans and vegetables and be delicious and full of flavor.

            Snacks, Smoothies and Sweets

            7. Chilled Dark Chocolate Pie

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              If you weren’t already sold by the title, maybe you will be by the bonus almond crust and vanilla-strawberry compote. Seriously, this looks absolutely to die for. Sure, desserts aren’t ever considered to be ‘healthy,’ but this dish will prove you wrong. Not only is it vegan, but it doesn’t use any refined sugar or plain flour; they’re substituted with healthy and equally tasty ingredients. Just remember to use dairy-free chocolate!

              8. Raw Cacao Green Smoothie

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                Who doesn’t love an incredibly healthy smoothie that has just a hint of chocolate?

                9. Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

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                  Despite the name, this tasty vegan-friendly cheese sauce isn’t made out of anything unhealthy or unnatural, so dip away!

                  10. Raw Key Lime Mousse with Pomegranate


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                    This delicious dessert is also perfect for breakfast or just a cheeky snack!

                    Featured photo credit: Vegan Mousse via thevegancookiefairy.files.wordpress.com

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                    Last Updated on October 20, 2020

                    How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                    How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                    You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                    We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                    The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                    Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                    1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                    Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                    For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                    • (1) Research
                    • (2) Deciding the topic
                    • (3) Creating the outline
                    • (4) Drafting the content
                    • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                    • (6) Revision
                    • (7) etc.

                    Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                    2. Change Your Environment

                    Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                    One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                    3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                    Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                    Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                    My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                    Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                    4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                    If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                    Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                    I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                    5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                    I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                    Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                    As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                    6. Get a Buddy

                    Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                    I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                    7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                    This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                    For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                    8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                    What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                    9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                    If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                    Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                    10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                    Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                    Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                    11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                    At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                    Reality check:

                    I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

                    Bonus: Think Like a Rhino

                    More Tips for Procrastinators to Start Taking Action

                    Featured photo credit: Malvestida Magazine via unsplash.com

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