Whether you’re a writer, designer, insurance agent, engineer, or one of many occupations in-between — the pandemic has forced many of us to work from our homes. There are many ways in which to be more productive, focused, and (relatively) sane while trying to do the whole nine to five at home, including getting a good night’s rest, creating and maintaining a morning routine, and getting dressed as if you were going into an office (or putting on loads of Plant Faced Clothing attire).
But almost just as important (if not more-so) as these things are, it is pertinent that people working remote take care of their bodies, as well — including healthy eating. It’s easy to constantly snack when your workspace is just adjacent to your fully-stocked kitchen, so it’s important to be mindful of what you’re snacking on...and that’s why we wrote this article.
Keep reading to discover seven healthy AND delicious vegan snacks to eat while working from home.
1) Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Baked sweet potato chips are good for your body and easy to whip up while you work from home. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, an antioxidant that boosts immunity. We could all use an added boost in our immunities these days! It is also useful for maintaining healthy skin and vision.
If you’re in need of a healthy snack to eat while working from home, be sure to check out A Spicy Perspective’s recipe for baked sweet potato chips, here. It only requires three ingredients, and when put into the right container, they can last for over a week!
2) Vegan Cowboy Caviar
Vegan Cowboy Caviar is always a hit at get-togethers. It’s so inconspicuously vegan, which makes it a hit amongst all eaters in attendance. Grab a bag of chips and get ready to enjoy a tantalising combination of black beans, tomatoes, corn, onions, cilantro, and more tossed in a flavourful and tangy dressing that will have you going back for more (and more, and more, and more). Find Cookie and Kate’s amazing recipe, here.
3) Tofu Skewers
Raise your hand if you love tofu 🙋🏽♀️. This plant-based protein is a handy one to have in your fridge while working from home, as it’s extremely versatile for cooking, a great source of protein, and has nine essential amino acids. If you’re looking for a quick and easy tofu appetiser to snack on, be sure to check out The Buddhist Chef’s tofu skewers, made with a tasty combination of soy sauce, maple syrup, and chopped garlic.
4) Baked Avocado Fries
There are so many reasons to love avocados. Not only is it a delicious snack to eat, it is also a high source of fibre which helps your body maintain bowel health. Avocados are extremely diverse in that they can be enjoyed in a massive variety of ways, including simply enjoying one with nothing but a pinch of salt! If you’re wanting to spice up your snack life, however, we recommend trying From My Bowl’s crispy baked avocado fries — which are both vegan and gluten-free! All you need is your oven and seven ingredients — be sure to check it out!
5) Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Snack on the perennial and amazingly delicious favourite amongst vegans (and carnivores, TBF) — buffalo cauliflower wings. Even as we write this, our mouths are watering. In addition to being tasty, cauliflower is high in fibre, B-vitamins, and choline, an essential nutrient that is helpful for learning and memory!
Wings are perfect for a hearty snack to get you through your workday, and you can bake them to make them a bit healthier without losing any of their deliciousness. Get ready for plenty of crispiness, and be sure to stock up on some vegan ranch before trying out Nora Cook’s buffalo cauliflower wing recipe, found here.
6) Cucumber Vegan Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Take a break from your work day and host an impromptu, at-home tea party with the help of Cozy Peach Kitchen’s vegan cucumber sandwiches with herb cream cheese! They are bite-size, easy to make, and have some pretty tasty ingredients in the line-up, including avocado and red bell peppers. Cut these bad boys into triangles if you’re feeling extra posh, and add a spicy vegan mayo if you’re feeling extra adventurous!
7) Ants on a Log
Okay, we had to throw this one in there. If the vegan culinary arts are simply not your forte, ants on a log is THE go-to vegan recipe for you. And even though it’s easy to make, it remains a fun and delicious snack that is quick to make and healthy. Healthy Happy Life’s recipe gives you a few variations of this classic favourite, so be sure to check it out, here.
Is your mouth watering? Are you hankering for even more vegan and plant-based recipes to try in your kitchen while you work from home? Then be sure to check out Plant Faced Clothing’s brand-spankin’ new and informative Journal. This is the best blog on the internet for all things plant-based (and delicious). Bookmark your favourite recipes and get busy in your cruelty-free kitchen today!