Vegan Junk Food that Everyone can Enjoy!
I wrote a few days ago on Green Living Ideas about a new ‘vegan junk food’ snack that I am pretty stoked on. The good folks at SuperEats – Snacks with a Purpose– have been working with us for a few weeks. They sent some samples for us to enjoy, and while I’m not much of a snacker, I was pretty happy with these little treats.
This is not really junk food, it’s a healthy, yummy snack. But most other snacks out there are pretty ‘junky.’ Most chips and snacks are made with GMO ingredients, feature a range of chemical flavors, and are mostly empty calories. But we found a new snack that makes him happy and meets all of our needs for a healthy indulgence: SuperEats Puffs.
These flavorful and unique puffs come in a variety of delicious flavors (Jalapeno Cheddar, Chipotle BBQ, and Rosemary Truffle) and have a satisfying crunchy texture. The best thing about these SuperEats puffs is what’s NOT on the ingredient label: no dairy, no GMOs, no additives, no gluten, and no empty calories. The puffs are made just a few simple, wholesome ingredients:
Supereats protein blend (pea protein, sacha inchi protein), sunflower oil, lentil flour, sorghum flour, rice flour, seasoning.
This protein blend gives ensures that each serving contains about 8 grams of protein. Sure, eight might not seem like a ton, but for a little snack serving this is a big deal; this is especially important for those looking to boost their protein intake (although most Americans get too much protein!), and for picky toddlers in the ‘I don’t want to eat anything’ phase.
SuperEats also makes high-protein tortilla chips, and kale crisp crackers with even more protein per serving.
But what about those ingredients? Sacha inchi is a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru and has been cultivated there for thousands of years. While it’s technically a seed, but it’s larger size and roasty flavor makes it seem more like a nut. This seed contains a great balance of essential fatty acids: 3, 6 and 9. The fruit is inedible, but the nut has become increasingly popular over the past few years because of its unique flavor, great nutritional profile, and potential for true health benefits.
Pea protein is taken from peas (of course) and are an amazing vegan protein supplement. Pea protein is mild (if not neutral) in flavor, and has a really high protein content. In fact, split peas are one of the best sources of protein, like, ever. When I wrote about my homemade Split Pea Soup, I learned that just one cup of cooked split peas contains 16 grams of protein (along with 65% of your daily value of fiber). A big win.
You can see that these high-protein, high-fiber seeds and bean ingredients translate to a much healthier snack! If you’re going to snack, do so smartly and ensure you’re getting protein and fiber along with all that flavor. SuperEats makes it easy!
Disclosure: We’ve partnered with SuperEats this month and received samples, but all opinions expressed here are 100% my own.