Since I've become a vegan, I've turned into a major snack person! Probably because I don't get enough calories in the meals itself. I mean, I eat a big plateful of food. But rice and veggies don't satisfy me for long. So I always need something to munch on.
Honestly, at work, sometimes I resort to candy bars and Doritos. But I'm trying to cut back on junk food and find healthy snacks! I love vegetables but even the most dedicated vegan probably admits that veggies are sometimes dull without anything accompanying it. But most dressings, dips, and spread have some sort of dairy in it!
So I went to the grocery store and found dairy-free cream cheese. Then I got a Vegetable Dip flavoring packet. I stirred up the cream cheese to make it soft and added some vegetable stock (you could probably add soy milk instead if you have some!) Then I added almost the whole packet of flavoring (even though it said to only use half. oops!)
I just used cucumber slices and celery! But carrots would definitely be good, too! The dip turned out really tasty! It had a strong onion/garlic taste but I like it that way! I like it on the celery the best but that's because I'm not a huge cucumber girl. I'll definitely make it again! It's so good to have "cream cheese" again! Haha. In case you didn't know, I used to be obsessed with cream cheese before my vegan days.
I got a bag of pretzels today and ate a ton of them! They're not perfectly healthy. I mean, they have salt and sugar in them. But they're great when you need to nibble on something!! My favorite are the twists. I don't like the sticks. (Even though they taste the same. Whatev.)
And can I just say how adorable my shirt is? Got it at JCPennys! I never shop there. For seven bucks! Little birds! D'aw! New favorite shirt!
AND can I mention my purple nail polish? I've been wanting purple polish forever. Perfect! :)