My mother is now 88 and lives in Las Vegas with one of my brothers. She recently had another fall and although I was already planning to spend Christmas with them, I left early so that I could relieve my brother from some of the responsibilities.
Mom has had five (5) joint replacements and anytime she has an accident that breaks skin, she has to go to the doctor to be checked and get a prescription for antibiotics. After the initial visit, her doctor called and wanted more blood tests and the cycle of doctor visits only progressed from there. We don’t let her drive anymore, so I’m busy driving!
I could easily take a plane from Sacramento to Vegas, but they usually have one stop with the entire trip taking over three hours. I don’t like plane travel today with the TSA line and crowded compartments, so I just drive. The trip is longer (9 hours) and more tiring, but I feel I have more control over my life…. if that makes sense!
I left the house at 6:30 am on a Tuesday morning last week. I forgot to eat so I was glad I had planned on several snacks to take along. This can be tricky for vegans, unless you pack a bunch of fruits and vegetables, which is what I usually do. This time I wanted to see what types of healthy vegan snacks I could buy and share with you.
The organic vegan snacks were very good – I was really happy with my purchase. I arrived in Vegas at 3:40 pm with plenty of time to have time to visit before we ate dinner. I had planned ahead to make organic, vegan spaghetti which turned out very good.
Forager Organic Vegetable Chips – Greens
I don’t normally eat flour, grains, or sunflower oil, but these Forager organic vegetable chips looked like something good to try. They would be easy to eat while driving and I was right. The chips are large and dry – not greasy at all. It was easy to pop one in my mouth. They were crisp, had a very good taste and just the right amount of salt. I highly recommend these!
I also was impressed they found a way to use these greens after juicing them.
I noticed their website address on the back of the package – foragerproject.com, so I accessed it and am very impressed. I really wanted to know if the chips were deep fried, but they don’t say. I can assure you they taste like they were baked. And the best part – they are all organic and use sea salt.
Organic Turmeric Tamari Almonds
I could have purchased raw almonds, but I wanted to try this seasoned brand Savory Turmeric Tamari Almonds. I love turmeric, but I would not have purchased these if the tamari (soy) was not organic. Soy is one of the largest GMO crops, so I usually avoid it.
These almonds were firm, not greasy, very flavorful – I highly recommend this brand. I had a lot left over to enjoy the rest of the week.
Chia Crunch – Coconut
This Coconut Chia Crunch snack looked like a fun sweet snack that is sweetened with organic white grape juice and organic coconut flavor. Unfortunately, I didn’t really like these. They were small, kinda left some residue on my fingers, and had a funny taste. I’m still not sure what it was or why I didn’t like it. They were very crunchy, but left a funny taste on my tongue that was a little slimy and hard to get rid of.
These were 100% certified organic, but not satisfying at all. I only ate a few and gave up.
What are your challenges eating vegan on the go? Do you have any snacks you that are your favorite?
P.S. I’m not sure how many people are as opposed to flying as I am today. How do you feel about road trips as opposed to flying?
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