01.13.13 | Category: Snacks & Bars | Tags:
The word “vegan” was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society, by combining the first three and last two letters of vegetarian. The vegan lifestyle, a practice of abstaining from the consumption of foods or products derived from animals, is one of the strictest forms of vegetarianism. All of Sheffa’s products are vegan. But you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy tasty vegan foods and vegan snacks! Maybe you’ve heard of the Meatless Monday movement, where non-vegetarians are adding one or more vegetarian meals to their weekly diets? How about Vegan “Vednesday”? Well, it works if you say it with a Swedish accent! You can start by simply rotating vegan snacks into your diet. But remember to choose healthy foods and healthy vegan snacks that are also whole food based and full of fiber and nutrients.
Choose Healthy Vegan Snacks and Foods that are Whole Food Based
Just because a food product is vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Choose vegan foods and vegan snacks that are nutrient dense and whole food based. Not only does Sheffa Foods make healthy vegan snacks and Salad Sprinkles, but also everything we make is whole food based with a great balance of protein, healthy carbs, fats and fiber, as well as other nutrients. There are a lot of vegan snacks on the market, so it’s important to pick the ones that are health-supportive, and to eat with purpose. Sheffa’shealthy vegan snacks and Salad Sprinkles are also gluten free and kosher…and tasty!.
Healthy Vegan Snacks that are also Gluten Free
If you are vegan or consciously seek to include more vegan meals and healthy vegan snacksin your diet, dining out and planning meals takes on an extra layer of thought and planning. If you also eat gluten free on top of that, then things can get even more complicated! Sheffa’s line of gluten free, whole food based vegan snacks and Salad Sprinkles makes it easier. Of course, centering our diets on vegetables, particularly green leafy ones, fruits, gluten free whole grains and pseudo-grains and legumes is the best way to keep a healthy balance!