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Vegan snacks: what they are and why include them in your diet to enjoy the flavour and look after your diet

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Vegan snacks: what they are and why include them in your diet to enjoy the flavour and look after your diet

There are times of the day when … well, you just fancy a snack! Mid-morning while we work, at snack, at brunch … a snack goes down well at any time. After all, specialists recommend eating five times a day, don’t they? 😛  However, it’s not a question of simply eating anything. If it’s good, healthy, quick to prepare and delicious, so much the better! Today we’re going to talk to you about vegan snacks.

It’s sometimes difficult to find a different snack to try! The lack of time, and our modern, hectic schedules mean that when hunger rears its ugly head, we raid the fridge, the pantry or the nearest vending machine, and end up grabbing the first thing we see – which is not usually healthy!

If you want to enjoy eating and take care of your health … Give vegan snacks a try!

hummus with The Coolives

What are vegan snacks?

The vegan diet includes exclusively plant foods, and includes nothing originating from animals, such as meat, fish or eggs and milk.

So vegan snacks are healthy snacks composed only of food from plants.

Advantages of vegan snacks

Including vegan snacks in our diet (whether you’re vegan or not) has multiple advantages. Here are a few:

  1. We increase our consumption of fruit and veg, with all the benefits that this brings: fibre, vitamins, antioxidants etc.
  2. We avoid excessive consumption of saturated fats, which is normally present in meat.
  3. Because it’s so filling, we feel full much sooner than with other types of snacks, so we end up eating less, which can help us control our weight.
  4. They’re incredibly easy to prepare and take anywhere.

Quick vegan snack ideas

When hunger come knocking on your door … it’s best to open it quickly! That’s why many people choose to prepare quick vegan snacks or vegan snacks to go. That way, they can eat at work, stuck in a traffic jam, on the way to school to pick up the kids or coming back from gym.

For any of these occasions, we recommend these 5 ideas for vegan appetizers:

  • Snacks with olives: Green or black olives and with different flavours – the wide variety of our range of The Coolives olives make them the ideal aperitif for any time of the day. Take them wherever you want!
  • Bread sticks: Make your own at home or buy them at a shop. They can contain cereals, seeds, spelt or wholemeal flour… what’s more, together with some of our olives with aromas, they’ll be much tastier!
  • Fresh or dried fruit. As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But sometimes just one apple is a bit boring! Spreading thick peanut butter on it makes it absolutely yummy. Dried fruit with a natural yogurt is another great combination.
  • Veggie chips. These are just like potato chips (French fries), but they’re made from vegetables, which makes them much healthier and even tastier. You can make them with courgettes, aubergines, sweet potatoes … Together with The Coolives olives, in just a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious snack which will delight your guests.
  • A healthy shake. A green smoothie in the middle of the morning gives you the energy you need to finish the rest of the day and get to lunchtime without leaving a hole in your stomach. Here’s a tip! When making smoothies, don’t just use fruit, but  always add some veggies and water or even a veggie-based drink. Our favorite is banana, pear and spinach with oat milk.

The best thing about all these easy vegan snack ideas is not just that they’re so healthy and nutritious, but the little time it takes to get them ready. Just like our The Coolives snacks with green or black olives, they’re ready to open and just eat! Our olive appetizers are a real must for any snack because they’re so tasty, there’s a range of flavours and because you can eat them anywhere, thanks to the handy packaging: at work, on public transport, while you’re waiting in the car to pick up the kids from school, etc.

So, no more eating the same thing every day, use these vegan snacks or our olive appetizers and you’ll see how everything tastes better. What are you waiting for – start eating healthily now!

The Coolives: our commitment to life and nature

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The Coolives: our commitment to life and nature

Hi there! We’re The Coolives team and we’re delighted to welcome you to our blog. If you’re here it’s because we have something in common: we all love olives.

Although the olive tree, the fruit tree which bears the olives, originates from the near east, table olives have been a part of Spanish history for thousands of years.

The olive is a staple in the Mediterranean diet. In fact, back in the 19th and 20th centuries, olives were already part of the people’s everyday diet, either eaten alone or used as an ingredient in different recipes.

Today olives are harvested in the countryside and make their way to our tables in bars and restaurants, as a starter at home, in vermouths or as a mid-morning snack. To get the olives from field to table, The Coolives is not alone; the brand is part of Aceitunas Torrent, a company whose history dates back to 1898.

But that’s enough of the past – let’s stay with the present and enjoy the moment, because behind our range of olives in snack format, we have a philosophy and lifestyle that we want to share with you.

The Coolives is a sensation, an instant, the irresistible desire to enjoy the small pleasures of life. This, of course, must be done in the best possible way: by looking after our health and caring for the environment.

This philosophy of life is based on looking after our health and the environment and reflects our name and identity through the three words: Cool, Live and Care.

  • Cool: refers to the definition of The Coolives as a snack to be enjoyed anywhere, any time, on its own, as the star of the show, or together with a drink.
  • Live: This reflects our striving for a balance between body and mind. Our olives are delicious and healthy, a nutritious and satisfying snack. Life is better when we care for both our bodies and our well-being.
  • Care: The land and the olive trees are our very essence. Looking after nature and protecting the environment is a responsibility that we assume as a brand and as people. Our packaging is therefore 100% recyclable and can be reused to give it a second life.

 What else can we tell you about us?

Our product range is made up of two varieties of olives:

  • Green ‘Manzanilla’ olives: unflavoured (Original Green) or flavoured with coconut, spicy mojo picón sauce or curry.
  • Black ‘Hojiblanca’ olives: unflavoured (Original Black) or flavoured with pineapple, cherry or black truffle.
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do you black

So – why eat The Coolives table olives?

Firstly – because they’re so good!

Apart from that, table olives also have huge health benefits:

  • They’re a great source of fibre, iron, vitamin E and oleic acid.
  • We’ve managed to reduce the salt content in our olives so that they’re 100% healthy: each can contains less than 0.5 grams of salt.
  • When it comes to calories, there’s nothing to worry about! Each can contains 55 grams of olives, which represents an energy contribution close to 100 kcal (90.2 kcal for green olives and 105.7 kcal for black).
  • Sugar? No, thanks! Olives contain no sugars of any kind – they’re 0%!
  • And as for fats … Olives do have high levels of fat, but they’re monounsaturated fats, composed mostly of oleic acid, a fatty acid with high anti-inflammatory properties which is beneficial for our cardiovascular system.
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What’s more, our table olives also help to look after the planet. As our cans are small and handy, you can take them anywhere, recycle them and give them a second life by using them as flower pots, for example ;

So what now?

Find out more about us on our website The Coolives or discover some great new ideas for vegan snacks.