Since moving out of the city, my commute time has literally tripled! When I was living in a condo in downtown Toronto, I would get ready for work, pop in my headphones and take the 15-minute heel-toe express all the way into the office. Now, I have to drive 15 minutes to the local train station and then jump on the hour-long train ride into the downtown core. On my commute home is when I’m usually starving and I can’t wait to get home to eat dinner. So now I have started packing easy snacks, perfect to grab and go, to munch on for that long train ride home.
These are my 5 favourite train friendly, easy vegan snacks.
#1 Apple Cookies
One of my favourite fruits to eat are delicious and crunchy apples. I like to cut them into ‘cookie’ slices, smother them in peanut butter (or a nut butter of your choice) and sprinkle them with delicious toppings, like chocolate chips or coconut shavings! To keep your apple slices from browning by the time you eat them, just rub some lemon juice on them.
#2 Veggie Sticks
This is probably the easiest snack you could possibly pack on your long commute. Just cut up some veggie sticks the night before and throw them in your lunch bag before you head out the door in the morning! Bring a little container filled with hummus for easy dipping
#3 Homemade Granola Bars
Have you ever tried to make your own granola bars? It’s fun, easy and way more delicious than any store-bought granola. There are so many awesome recipes out there… I will post my own version soon, but in the meantime try these by the Minimalist Baker.
#4 Kale Chips
Kale chips became all the rage a couple of years ago. They are easy to make and perfect for snacking on while you travel. All you have to is rub some olive oil on some bite sides pieces of kale and then sprinkle with your favourite seasonings. Toss in the oven for 15 minutes until the kale becomes crispy. Toss in a ziplock bag and enjoy them on the train or in your car.
#5 Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are my favourite travel snack! It’s so easy to make and there are so many different flavours to try. Simply let a can of chickpeas dry out for a couple of hours. Toss them in a mixing bowl with your favourite spices (I like to coat mine in Cajun ). Then spread the chickpeas across a baking sheet and toss them in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 mins, mixing them around at the halfway mark. I like mine super crispy so I keep them in the oven for a LONG time.
These delicious and easy snacks will simplify your life and ease the hunger on long commutes.
Do you commute to work as well? If so, what snacks do you like to bring on your trips? Let me know in the comments below!
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