Benefits of Vegan Dips (Without Sacrificing Flavor)
Did you know that the average American cholesterol level is 210 milligrams per deciliter, which is higher than the medically acceptable range of 150-200? The average cholesterol of a vegan in the US is 146 milligrams. By no means are we trying to convince you to switch to a vegan diet, but slowly working in vegan recipes into your diet can help reduce cholesterol levels and additionally provide you with other supplements that you may not otherwise be getting.
More Whole Foods
No, not the brand. As you begin to decrease your dairy and meat intake, you will be forced to get creative with your grain and produce intake. Foods you might not normally pick out can easily be worked into your diet. As you try new recipes, you might find that you enjoy foods you were scared to try. For example, those picky eaters that don’t eat vegetables might find that vegetables are in fact delicious if they have a tasty dip to go with it.
Lower Risk for Health Complications
Those who follow a vegan diet reduce the intake of saturated fat, animal hormones, and cholesterol while increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and veggies. That has the potential to reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. While most of our society turns to fast food, chips, and sweets, vegans eat healthy wholesome snacks to fulfill their hunger. Vegan dips can be paired with whole grain chips, vegetables, or even fruits. In addition to the long-term health benefits, you will also begin to notice physical appearance differences and a change in your energy levels. Once you ditch the processed, greasy saturated snacks, you will have more energy throughout the day.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits vegans have noticed is the change in their skin. Following a plant-based diet has shown to clear complexions, clearing up acne and creating a glowing complexion.
One of the main concerns for most people when it comes to a vegan-based diet is the food restrictions and sacrificing flavor. While changing your diet requires a bit of adjustment, with time and trying new recipes, you will find that it is not as difficult as you thought. There are plenty of vegan recipes that allow you to indulge. If you have a love for guacamole and chips, you can still enjoy this favorite snack of yours with the right vegan ingredients. If you love creamy dips, there are tasty, flavorful options out there like our Spinach Artichoke Dip. Pair this dip with some carrot chips, and you have a tasty, healthy snack!
Many people have the misconception that vegan food is bland and can’t satisfy your cravings. As taste bud professionals, we are here to tell you that this is false! In fact, with our vegan spice mixes, you can satisfy any craving! From sweet to savory or even spicy, we have the flavor you crave! On the back of our spice mixes you will notice that it suggests mixing with mayo and sour cream. To keep the recipe vegan, you can also substitute in soy yogurt, silken tofu puree, sour cream tofu cream, Avonaise or Vegenaise.
At Spicy Chicks Gourmet, we are dedicated to helping people create simple, healthy, and tasty meals. Try one of our vegan dips today to see how delightful a vegan-based diet can be. To learn more about our dips and what to pair them with, visit our website or feel free to contact us.