You know my favorite meal is snack time. No secret there. I love a good snack plate. Grace says, “Me too.”
VEGAN SNACKING WITH LIGHTLIFE
I recently had the chance to try Lightlife‘s new vegan Smart Jerky, the perfect addition to our afternoon snack plates, along with a few of the following:
- Fresh or dried fruit
- Nuts and seeds (’tis the season for pumpkin seeds)
- Kale chips
- Homemade chai protein bites
- Veggies and hummus
- Rice crackers and spicy black bean dip
Each serving of Smart Jerky contains 9 grams of protein and is 100% plant-based, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Certified Vegan. It’s also really good. It’s low in calories (90 per serving) and shelf stable, so I could see this being a great on-the-go snack for fall adventures. Which reminds me… I really want to take a walk (a hike?) in the Blue Hills while the trees are still looking so spectacular. And we’ve yet to go apple picking. Jeez.
Smart Jerky is available in two flavors (original and teriyaki) and can be purchased in the Boston area at Stop and Shop. It will be available nationally in 2017.
THE BOSTON VEG FOOD FESTIVAL
Lightlife is one of the sponsors of this weekend’s 21st Annual Boston Veg Food Festival at the Reggie Lewis Center. The event is free and open to the public and features food sampling, 120 exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, noted speakers, opportunities to learn about protecting animals and the environment, children’s activities, and shopping.
I’ve attended this event several times in the past and learned a great deal about new products and local vendors who cater to vegetarians… as well as how to live a bit healthier, a bit greener and a bit kinder. I recommend bringing a shopping bag (or two) with you and planning to spend a few hours checking out each booth and exhibit. It can get crowded, given the popularity of this event. (We vegetarians and vegans are very fun people to be around, after all.)
You can park for free at the Reggie Lewis Center or take the T to Roxbury Crossing station (orange line), which is right across the street.
The Boston Veg Food Festival
- Saturday, October 22nd 11 AM – 6 PM
- Sunday, October 23rd 10 AM – 4 PM
- Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street in Boston
Alright… snack time!
This post was sponsored by Lightlife. All opinions are my own. Obvi.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Please take 2 minutes and register to vote (if you haven’t already)
- Very interesting read: The Politics of Pockets from racked.com
- Friday workout with the Mama Beasts <3
What’s your favorite on-the-go snack?