6 vegetarian snacks to kickstart January
2020 has finally arrived, and it’s the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start. When it comes to snacking, there’s nothing fresher than vegetarian snacks! Whether you want to order snacks online, find some veggie snacks for work or want to make some vegetarian snacks for kids, we’ve got some fantastic ideas to share.
1. Vegetarian wrap ideas
An especially tasty idea is a grilled vegetable wrap. Some salsa and guacamole will help you to bring out the flavours of the different vegetables. Why not try our Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce to add some extra spice?
We’re big fans of this vegetable wrap recipe from the BBC.
You will need:
Salsa: 8 ripe tomatoes, onion, garlic, green chilli, coriander
Guacamole: 2 ripe avocados, 1 lime, 3 small tomatoes, coriander, ¼ green chilli
Quesadillas: 1 courgette, 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, Regal Soft Tortillas, 1 lime
2. Traditional savoury snack mixes
All of Regal’s traditional savoury snack mixes are suitable for vegetarians. They’re also ideal for all snack fans.
Our Bombay mix is one of our most popular products. Its mix of dried noodles, peanuts, lentils and tasty spices also means it’s completely vegetarian-friendly. You can find our Bombay mix here; don’t forget to check our the other tasty treats in our savouries section.
Another versatile option is our roasted maize—an ideal vegetarian companion for the office. It’s made of lightly salted, roasted corn and acts as a nice little pick-me-up.
Some of our snacks work well as ingredients in other meals. Our spicy chickpeas, for example, work well in wraps and soups instead of croutons. They are gently fried before being coated in salt and spices, which makes them a flavourful, versatile vegetarian snack. Try bringing some of these to the office as well!
3. Popcorn snacks
Popcorn remains a popular snack that’s perfect for vegetarians. There’s also plenty of different ways to enjoy it; whether you prefer sweet, salted or a mix of the two, there’s plenty of toppings you can try!
Learn more about the weird and wonderful world of popcorn in our guide to the best sweet popcorn recipes. If your tastes run more savoury, our guide to salted popcorn recipes may be what you’re after.
4. Kale chips
Looking to add some more leafy greens to your diet? Kale chips may be just what you’re looking for! They’re very easy to make; toss some kale with olive oil and sea salt, before baking them at 135°C for 15–20 minutes until crisp. Make sure you keep a close eye on them; they burn very easily!
You can also add one of our tasty sauces to mix things up. Try our Peri Peri Lemon & Herb Sauce; its delicate flavour is a perfect companion to kale.
5. Energy Balls
Energy balls are easy to create, full of energy and very tasty! Mix roasted oats and your favourite nuts (almonds work especially well) with honey or peanut butter, before moulding them together.
There’s no real rules with these; try adding coconut flakes, or replacing the oats with dates for a different flavour. You can find a great recipe on Once Upon a Chef.
6. Salad Jars
Since January is a busy month, preparing food ahead of time is a great idea. It also saves on grocery bills, since you can buy ingredients in bulk and keep them fresh in individual jars. Salad jars are one of the most versatile vegetarian snack ideas for work!
Hummus salad jars are a particularly popular and versatile item. BBC Good Food has a great recipe which mixes together many different vegetarian snacks. You will need:
- 140g frozen soya beans/peas
- 200g hummus
- 2 peppers, finely chopped
- Half a cucumber, finely chopped
- 200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 2 large carrots
A Sensational Snack Selection
Whatever your tastes, there are snacks out there for everyone to enjoy! Of course, there’s plenty we haven’t covered here. Make sure you take a closer look at our snacks and savouries sections to see more of what we offer, and to stay in the loop with the tasty snacks to come in 2020.
Looking to order snacks online for a special occasion? Our Occasions section has a selection of products that are ideal for gifts and special events.
With next day delivery for just £5.95, it’s perfect if you need them delivered in a hurry as well!
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