“Healthy diet” and “snack food” are two phrases you might not think go together. But did you know there are tons of delicious and easy alkaline snack ideas to tide you over between meals?
In this post, we will share high alkaline snacks with you. Keep in mind that when we discuss an alkaline diet, we are most interested in the potential renal acid load (PRAL) of various foods, rather than in the pH of the foods.
We have a specific section below for vegan snacks. But you will find vegan snack ideas in the other sections as well! Quite a few snack foods that are appropriate for an alkaline diet happen to be vegan.
Vegan Alkaline Snacks
If something refreshing is what you are after, it is hard to beat a vegan alkaline smoothie. Try combining kiwi, cucumbers, spinach, almonds and coconut milk. Another delicious recipe is kale, banana, spinach and chia seeds.
To add some protein to your smoothie, try using pea protein powder instead of whey protein powder. It is a more alkalizing choice. Plus, whey is not vegan, whereas pea protein powder can be. You should shop for textured pea protein as processing for this type of pea protein is minimal.
The Cleveland Clinic says that pea protein powder has a number of benefits. These include rich iron content, hypoallergenic properties, easy digestion, and an enjoyable creamy consistency.
2. Veggies With Almond Butter.
Vegetables are a safe choice with an alkaline diet. So, naturally, veggie snacks are among your best options.
Snacking on carrots and celery sticks can deliver a satisfying crunch. Consider dipping them in almond butter, since almonds are some of the most alkalizing nuts.
In terms of pH, avocados are among the least acidic fruits around. Plus, they alkalize well in the body. Enjoying an avocado as a snack is as simple as slicing it open and scooping out the flesh to enjoy.
Plus, avocados are extremely nutritious alkaline vegan snacks. A single avocado provides you with 8% of your daily required protein, 33% of your daily required vitamin C, 21% of your daily required vitamin E, 28% of your daily required potassium, and plenty of additional nutrition!
Crunchy and Crispy Alkaline Snacks
4. Kale Chips
Leafy green vegetables like kale are some of the most alkaline foods you can eat. So, why not try making your own kale chips? It is super easy. Just preheat your oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, put kale in the oven with a little oil and salt. You will need to turn them around 10 minutes in, and then bake for 10 more minutes. Then they are all ready to enjoy.
5. Seed Crackers
Going alkaline doesn’t have to involve giving up crackers! You can make your own healthy alkaline crackers by combining pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, sesame seeds, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds with some water and spices.
Here is a simple seed cracker recipe for you to follow.
6. Spelt Tortilla Chips And Guacamole
Spelt flour is one of the best choices for making grain-based foods on an alkaline diet. You might be aware you can make spelt into tortillas. But that also means you can use it to make tortilla chips.
Once you bake them in the oven, you can whip up some guacamole for a delightfully crunchy snack.
This recipe will teach you how to make the tortillas, and then how to turn them into alkaline chips.
Hearty Alkaline Snacks
7. Baked Squash
For a scrumptious warm snack that is hearty and filling, bake a butternut or acorn squash. All you need to do is slice it open, add some butter, and put it in the oven. Once it is done, you can add spices and herbs for extra flavor.
8. Alkaline Tacos
While you are looking for alkaline snack foods, you might find yourself hankering for something a little more substantial than some chips or celery sticks.
Since you already know how to make spelt tortillas, consider making alkaline veggie tacos. Fill them with ingredients like eggplants, tomatoes, squash, beans and peppers. Like many other ideas in this list, this alkaline recipe is easy to adjust to your tastes.
9. Veggie Soup In A Blender
If you have a food processor, you can have a delicious soup with a smooth, creamy consistency ready to go in a matter of minutes. Just blend avocados with vegetable stock. You can add carrots, spinach or other ingredients as well if you wish.
10. Sandwich On Sprouted Bread
If you want to make yourself an alkaline sandwich as a snack, you can either use bread made out of spelt, or you can try whole grain sprouted bread. Sprouted bread is not only less acidic than regular bread, but it is also higher in nutrients and antioxidants.
You can put any alkaline ingredients in a sandwich. If you want something light, you could include some leafy green vegetables and avocadoes. For something more substantial, try eggplant.
These Healthy Alkaline Snacks Can Get You Through Your Day
Now you have some scrumptious alkaline snack ideas! Whether you are looking for a “traditional” snack option like chips or crackers, a vegan alkaline snack, or a hearty snack to fill you up, you now have lots of options on the menu. Enjoy staying healthy while you continue to indulge in tasty snacks.
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