A new trend has emerged: fruits and vegetables are processed into packaged foods. We talk about cauliflower pizza, sweet potato toast, carrot chips and beet burgers. Can I get a hallelujah?
If you're wondering how these new products compare to existing puffs, chips and bites on the market, many of the packaged vegetarian snacks are nothing more than processed junk with herbal supplements. They do not contain the same nutrients as fruits and vegetables and many are fried or processed beyond recognition. These new products not only focus on fruits and vegetables (even in the first ingredients), but they also taste so good that you forget that you are eating your vegetables. It goes without saying that there is nothing better about eating fruits and vegetables in its purest form, but these healthy options for packaged foods are not bad when you are in need.
Paleo laughs, rejoices! The first ingredient of this Margherita pizza is cauliflower and it is gluten-free. Caulipower introduces pizza with a whole range of products based on cauliflower crust. If you are skeptical, trust me that it would not be such a great success if it does not taste good. It's perfect if you're kept in the freezer if you want pizza, but do not want to reduce the 1
($ 50 for 4; amazon.com)
Everyone's favorite squash is redesigned. Man's Butternut Squash "Rotini" is a fun variation of vegetarian noodles, and it could also be used as a french fries. French fries, soups, casseroles or noodles.
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) A new pure plant protein line of meatless burgers, chicken, and sausage, all made from pea protein and completely vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free , This Sweet Heat Beet Burger is filled with six vegetables and has 19 grams of vegetable protein in each patty. They will be a fantastic addition to salads and Buddha bowls, or just toss on a roll and top off with your favorite spices.
(prices vary; purchase information can be found at store locator)  Zucchini noodles are so 2017. Beet noodles are where they are The spiraled version of all your favorite vegetables, such as beets, butternut squash, turnips, sweet potatoes, whites Potatoes, zucchini and yellow squash. The beet variety is particularly interesting because spiraling a turnip at home seems annoying and the gorgeous purple hue makes each dish look appetizing.
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These "dried, not fried" snack have only one ingredient – carrots! They satisfy your craving for crisp, sweet and salty taste and have plenty of vitamin A, potassium and fiber. They are not only healthy, they are also vegan. A 1.4 oz bag has just 140 calories, and I dare you to try not to eat it all.
($ 13 for 4; amazon.com)
There are other vegan jerkies there, but there are not many that make vegetables a star. This mushroom jerky starts with mushrooms and just adds some oil, sugar, salt and water. They are rich in fiber, free of strange additives and they are the kind of mushrooms that you want to eat all day long.
($ 9; mushroomjerky.com)  These snacks are made from either corn or coconut and are available in four funky flavors: maple bourbon, cocoa chipotle, coconut curry, and pineapple and coconut rum. They are organically grown and gluten-free, and every bag sold contributes to financing urban agriculture and food production in underserved communities. In other words, this snack tastes good, does you good and is good for you.
($ 15 for 4; amazon.com)
These pops give the word an entirely new meaning "snack." Made with kale, chickpeas, pepitas, cauliflower, almonds, and nutritional yeast And if you're really adventurous, there are also broccoli cheddar, sour cream and onion varieties.
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($ 43 for 3 packages, amazon.com)
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