Okay, okay. I know I promised an entry filled with wonderful vegan goodies, but this will have to be a two parter. In this part, I'll tell you why making your own snacks will save you money and what my favorites are. Tomorrow, I'll have more stuff to share.
I used to live for convenience eating. I'd buy a bunch of energy bars, dried soups, frozen burgers, and all that other good stuff. It was so draining on my pocket. I'm not going to lie and say that I make snacks all the time. I've always been super envious of people with enough initiative to cook a bunch of stuff on one day. Things always seem to get in the way when I try to do that...like the internet and television and my supreme procrastination.
But it seriously saves tons of money to make your own stuff. Take a granola bar. If you've got a decent price, you are paying a dollar for it. Now, buy some oats in bulk, throw in some bulk fruits and nuts, and you probably paid less than a dollar for an entire pan of granola bars. It speaks for itself.
Today I made some pesto white bean hummus and plantain bread (not pictured). I love having hummus on hand because it's so completely versatile. I can have it in a sandwich or use it in hot pasta, among other things. The bread was a way to use up some overripe plantains. It's got a different flavor than banana bread. I like it! I often keep muffins and breads on hand for a quick breakfast or an easy snack. I hate waiting to cook something if I'm hungry. Having access to snacks means that I won't feel the need for huge portions later.
Best Snacks to Make At Home
- granola and granola bars
Wow. This list is making me want to spend Sunday stocking my already packed freezer! More to come tomorrow. Squee! We're half way done! I can't wait until next week. It is going to be AWESOME!