Posted in Plant Based, Salads, Vegan

Vegan Snacks for Grownups!

Happy Friday, folks!

Let’s consider this a bonus post which means it will be short and sweet, well actually short and savory would be more accurate I suppose.

I’ve talked a lot on this vegan blog about my weight loss journey and my quest for better health, which is an ongoing journey but one I am happy with. So far. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t snack, it just means that I indulge rarely.

I’m more of a savory girl compared to my husband with the biggest sweet tooth in the world, which means I like chips. Full stop. No but seriously, my favorite is salt & vinegar chips but holy moly are those things packed with calories and I still lack the willpower to make a bag last a week.

So those are also a rare treat.

But just for you guys, when I find a savory vegan snack I know that I have to check it out for you part-time snackers because that’s just the kind of woman I am.

Awww.

Seriously, totally sweet. Right?

Chips are my jam so when I spotted that big blue Vemondo sign in the chips and snacks aisle at Lidl, I stopped immediately. Turning slowly I saw quinoa chips and you know I grabbed the bag and since they’re marked vegan I did two things;

  1. Double check the ingredients list
  2. Check the nutrition information

The first was all clear and the second was more of a compromise, that I’m happy to say I passed. It took a full week to eat the entire bag!

Vegan quinoa chips Vemondo

But it wasn’t just the chips because you can’t have a salty snack without something to wash it down with, right?

Duh.

So when I stopped at the local artisanal beer shop and saw a that beacon, the yellow and green sign with the huge V on the inside, I nearly swooned and scooped up two bottles right away.

Vegan beer Zaganu

Casa Berarilor Ploiesti

This place is fun and wonderful! They bottle the beer for you right inside the store and you can choose between 330ml or 500ml, but they also have a fridge of other Romanian craft beers which is where I found the Zaganu Imperial Stout, which I love.

Did I mention how much I love it?

Anyway that’s all for today my vegan friends, have a fabulous weekend!

Posted in International vegan cuisine, Italian, Pasta, Plant Based, Snacks, Vegan

My Vegan Junk Food Haul

I’ve made no secret on this blog about my attempt to eat healthier. I started a vegan lifestyle in May 2017 and since then I’ve lost more than 45kg, I have increased my muscle mass and have almost no jiggly skin remaining. Yay me.

But I’m not telling you this just to brag or clap myself on the back, I’m telling you because I have worked really hard to maintain a healthy diet at all times without going overboard. But, a person with more than 45 kilograms to lose has a clear love and/or addiction to food, right?

Soooo right.

But that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy a little bit of junk every once in a while. And whenever there are new vegan products that hit the market, I try them out to see if they’re worth breaking the calorie bank. Newsflash: They usually aren’t.

But let’s dig in and see, shall we?

Before I get into my vegan junk food haul, let me tell you a little bit about the healthy things I do to keep the weight off and stay healthy & fit.

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