If you’re new to eating a plant-based diet, coming up with quick and easy vegan snack ideas can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Luckily for us, there are a lot of great products out there to make the transition easy as can be. In comes Nairn’s Oatcakes, perfect for healthy plant-based snacking!
Enjoyed on their own, or paired with wholesome toppings like hummus, peanut butter and banana, guacamole or salsa, they make an excellent snacking option, not just for vegans, but for any dietary need.
Here are a few things I love about Nairn’s Oatcakes:
No GM ingredients
No artificial colouring, flavouring or preservatives
Most flavours are made with very minimal ingredients
Zero trans/hydrogenated fat
High in fibre
They use sustainable palm oil
Packed in 4 separately wrapped pouches so they’re great on the go and keeping them fresh
In addition to snacking, Nairn’s Oat Crackers are also great for breakfast and lunch, or even pre or post-workout! Try having a couple of plain oatcakes with an energy boosting topping like almond butter for a great way to fuel up before a workout. They’re also an excellent choice for parties and gatherings as you know you’ll be serving your guests wholesome ingredients that taste great with your favourite toppings and dips.
Due to the complex carbohydrates and fibre, Nairn’s Oatcakes have a low glycemic index meaning they are slowly digested by the body. This helps to keep your blood sugar and energy levels even, as well as helping to keep you fuller for longer. Combining Nairn’s Oatcakes with a bit of protein and fat, you’ll get an even slower release of natural energy, making them an ideal snack anytime of day.
Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies are available in 7 delicious, wheat-free flavours including Stem Ginger Oat Cookies, Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies and Organic Scottish Oat Crackers. They’re all high in fibre, made with all-natural ingredients and have zero trans fat. Plus, except for the Scottish Oat Cheese Crackers, all of the oat crackers are suitable for vegans!
My personal favourites are the Stem Ginger Oat Cookies, Mixed Berry Oat Cookies and the Light and Crispy Oat Crackers with Sunflower Seeds. They all have a great flavour and make a great snack, or in the case of the ginger cookies, a delicious dessert! All the flavours are really good though, I loved them just on their own, with my favourite toppings added, or with a nice cup of tea. They are low in sodium and have a simple list of ingredients, so they do have a “healthy” taste to them, which I greatly prefer to some of the over-processed crackers out there.
For some easy vegan snack ideas, here are my favourite topping combinations for Nairn’s Oatcakes:
1. Nairn’s Oat Cookies + Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding + Sliced Banana
2. Nairn’s Oat Cookies + Nut Butter + Sliced Banana
3. Nairn’s Oat Cookies + Sweet Cashew Cream + Sliced Apple, Strawberries or Pear
4. Nairn’s Oat Crackers + Lime & Chili Guacamole
5. Nairn’s Oat Crackers + Vegan Tofu “Ricotta” + Sliced Cucumbers and Cherry Tomatoes
6. Nairn’s Oat Crackers + Sliced Tomato + Avocado + Black Pepper
7. Nairn’s Oat Crackers + Salsa
8. Nairn’s Oat Crackers + Spicy Vegan Chutney
9. Nairn’s Oat Cookies + Healthy Cookie Dough Dip
10. Nairn’s Oat Crackers + Spinach and Artichoke Dip
See, it’s easy to come up with quick, easy and delicious vegan snack ideas! Just keep it simple. Always think of combining complex carbohydrates with protein and some fat. Nairn’s Oatcakes fulfills the complex carbohydrate portion of your snack, then add your favourite topping or dip and you’re all set! For busy days, just grab a pack of Nairn’s to go. Even on their own they’re a great option for a natural boost in energy.
Now on to the good stuff!! The kind folks over at Nairn’s have generously offered their full line as a giveaway for my Canadian readers! So, if you’d like to enjoy these delicious, healthy oat crackers and cookies, follow the instructions below to enter the giveaway! Good luck!
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Disclaimer: I received compensation in exchange for writing this post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.