Yes, I did just suggest snacking on seeds and peas. But, it is just the nutrition the body needs! Did you know that legumes are one of the main foods that Americans are not getting enough of? And it is sad because there is so much fiber, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals you can easily get from them.
Anyway, I picked up this dried pea snack and puffed peas from Whole Paycheck the other day. They are pretty expensive–about $3.99 for one package (there are 4-5 servings in a bag).
World Peas Ranch Flavor Peas! I thought I would never eat something ranch flavored again, haha. I really do hate ranch doritos, but have a secret love for ranch dressing (don’t worry, I buy the yogurt ranch dressing only).
Nutrition Facts: About 100 calories per serving, 2 grams fat, 4 grams protein, 14.5 grams carbohydrate.
A good alternative to these would be to make your own, but with chickpeas! You can easily roast chickpeas, and they crisp-up making them just as tasty of a snack (and just as healthy). You can buy them here on Amazon for about $0.50 cheaper than Whole Foods 😉
Another one of my new favorite snack finds are these raw flax seed crackers by Raw One:
I absolutely love these! And no, I am not paid to write this. I paid my $4 for a package at Whole Foods (only store you can likely find them at). You can also order them online in bulk for a little cheaper at Amazon here.
The ingredients are completely clean–just flax seed, spices, lemon juice, and that’s about it! One serving is about 40 calories, and pure fiber (2 grams) goodness. An added bonus is that you get all of the healthy omega 3 fats from the flax (about 3 grams per serving).
I purchased the Rawrito flavor (again, like Doritos haha), and dipped them in this Greek yogurt dip from Dannon.
Or, you can eat some with your lunchtime salad, with soup, or just plain! The flax crackers would be harder to make yourself unless you have a food dehydrator. You can try this recipe from the Rawtarian or Your Daily Vegan.
Do you have any seed or pea snacks that you like?