If you’re anything like me, you know that there’s nothing better when working or studying than having a little snack beside you to help the process along. Especially now the weather is getting a bit more miserable, you often need a helping hand to keep motivated, which inevitably means, at least for me, having something to nibble on. And what better justification for snacking than to delve into food items which are both conscious and delicious? I’ve recently moved to Canada, so I thought I’d share with you a variety of some of my favourite snacks – all tried and tested! (But don’t worry, I’ve incorporated UK alternatives too).

And what better justification for snacking than to delve into food items which are both conscious and delicious? I’ve recently moved to Canada, so I thought I’d share with you a variety of some of my favourite snacks – all tried and tested! (But don’t worry, I’ve incorporated UK alternatives too).

#1: Aussie Bites

I love this recipe by Simple Roots. A wonderful ball of yumminess, Aussie Bites offer, as the name suggests, bite-sized tidbits, which are usually vegetarian-friendly. Aussie Bites are traditionally made of rolled oats, dried apricots, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, honey, coconut, quinoa and more! They offer slow-release energy, and they taste great!

Find recipe here .

 

#2: Pumpkin Seeds

What more seasonal fruit to sample in October than pumpkin! Pumpkin seeds are pumped full of Zinc and Magnesium, and are perfect in salads, soups, cakes, or even just on their own as part of a homemade trail mix for a busy person on-the-go. So, don’t waste your pumpkin contents over Halloween this year, and give the seeds a roast instead.

UK alternative: Hippeas

 

 

#3: Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps

Suitable for vegetarians, Harvest Snaps’ Swapea Crisps are a much healthier, but still great-tasting alternative to crisps. Baked not fried, gluten-free, and low in salt, Snapea crisps are packed full of nutrients. Made from 70% peas, without G.M.Os – what a conscious way to snack!

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#4: Apples and Blackberries

There are some wonderful varieties of apples on offer throughout the month of October, so with apples available on your doorstep, why not grab yourself one. They do say one a day keeps the doctor away! Or pair with blackberries, which should still be in the hedgerows in the earlier days of October, and make a great companion to apples in a crumble. We love this recipe for blackberry and apple crumble bars by Veggie on a Penny.

Find recipe here.

 

 

#5: Ulimana Truffles

And now, a chocolatey snack that’s suitable for vegans! Ulimana Truffles are made organically from raw chocolate. As well as being dairy-free, these truffles are also gluten-free, and soy-free; making these scrummy treats available to all, for when that sweet-tooth calls.

UK alternative: Booja Booja

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This month, why not make a switch to brands that offer great products without compromising on ethics or sustainability.

What are your favourite conscious snacks?  Let us know by tweeting us as @revival_collect, or tagging @revival.collective in your pictures on Instagram.