Plant-based. Healthy. Snack. It’s a lot to ask of a food.
But we need them. One of the common questions that I hear from new vegetarians or vegans is “I’m always hungry — how do I stay full with this diet?” — and my answer is to eat more. Not bigger servings, but more often.
Why? Most whole, plant-based foods are not calorically dense. That means they take up a lot of room in your stomach, without packing a lot of calories.
Of course, that also means they digest quickly, so not long after eating one meal, you’re hungry for another.
Enter the snack.