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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 March 13, 2019

                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                    1. Work on the small tasks.

                    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                    2. Take a break from your work desk.

                    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                    3. Upgrade yourself

                    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                    4. Talk to a friend.

                    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                    7. Read a book (or blog).

                    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                    8. Have a quick nap.

                    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                    9. Remember why you are doing this.

                    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                    10. Find some competition.

                    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                    11. Go exercise.

                    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                    12. Take a good break.

                    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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