Im back in studio on CBS Las Vegas NOW with healthy summer meals and snacks.
Starting with summer snack boxes
Start with in-season fruit and vegetables and then something crunchy. I like the Jackson’s Sweet Potato Chips, they are made with heirloom, non-GMO sweet potatoes sourced directly from farmers, coconut and avocado oil, sea salt and spices. They come in 5 delicious flavors including Carolina BBQ and tomatillo – all vegan, gluten and grain-free with no artificial ingredients. Find them at Sprouts, Sam’s Club and on Amazon. Add your nutritious dip – I like the Fresh Cravings hummus because its made with a short list of high quality ingredients like chickpeas, savory tahini and Chilean extra virgin olive oil. It’s super creamy and comes in a unique flavors like Everything Bagel and roasted red pepper – find it at Smiths and Walmart.
2-ingredient energy bars
Next we have 2-ingredient energy bars are made with dates and Wonderful Pistachios. Pistachios are a good source of complete plant-based protein and fiber. One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts which is nearly twice as many nuts per serving than cashews or almonds. Go sweet or savory with the No Shells BBQ, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Chili Roasted and even honey roasted.
Stay hydrated this summer with antioxidant spa water
Start by adding sliced citrus and mint leaves, then add one bottle of 100-percent pomegranate juice by POM Wonderful. This bottle has the juice of whole-pressed pomegranates and nothing else plus 4x the antioxidants as green tea on average, so it’s a healthy fridge staple. Then add water.
Finally we have everyone’s favorite summer meal – pizza with a gluten-free, plant-based twist
Daiya makes eating plant-based easy.All 7 flavors including the fire-roasted vegetable and meatless pepperoni are made with a thin and crispy crust, herb tomato sauce and topped with their famous plant-based cheese shreds. Find them at Smiths, Walmart and Whole Foods.